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Rootie Kazootie (a puppet boy who wore an oversized baseball cap) presided over the goings-on of his fellow ‘rooters’ (ahem!) five days a week (with parallel Saturday shows) in the clubhouse of the Rootie Kazootie Club, assisted by his chief rooter, Big Todd Russell (his human partner).
Rootie played his “magic kazootie” (a kazoo), sang with his girlfriend, Polka Dottie, and pitted his wits against Poison Zoomack with the assistance of mute Keystone Kops-style policeman Mr Deetle Dootle.
Rootie would then read a story assisted by his spotty dog, Gala Poochie Pup, who also ran the ‘Gala Poochie Quiz’ for kids from the studio audience, who were paired up with a home-viewing partner.
“Big” Todd Russell
Mr Deetle Dootle