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Gerald McBoing Boing Show, The

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The popular US cartoon series The Gerald McBoing Boing Show was first seen as a Sunday afternoon children’s programme, and for a short time in 1958, as an early evening offering on the CBS network.

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The series featured a character named Gerald McBoing-Boing, who could not speak, but communicated by using gestures and various noises.

Announcer/moderator Bill Goodwin was always on hand to translate what Gerald was trying to say when it became difficult to understand him.

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The show was very successful with young – and even many adult – viewers for the entire time it was aired.