Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mr. Doohickey's Rocket on WFBC in 1964

Mr. Doohickey  ( Stowe Hoyle ) was an inventor of many gadgets and gizmos. On February 19, 1964 Mr. Doohickey announced to host Monty DuPuy his plans to build a new type of transportation. It was later revealed that Mr. Doohickey's new ride was a Rocket which was 20 feet long. During the Monday February 24, 1964 episode, Monty DuPuy kidded Mr. Doohickey about his Doohickey Scope and Magic Space Window. The kids in the studio audience and viewing at home got to see the progress Mr. Doohickey was making on the Rocket for about six weeks. On Wednesday March 24 Mr. Doohickey made his first try for a take-off. He finally took off on Thursday March 26 and returned to earth in his rocket on Monday March 30, 1964. Oh the days of kids local studio tv shows. *Note: The show was known as "Monty and the Mickey Mouse Club" or "Monty and the M M Club" from September 10, 1962 until January 18, 1965.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Stowe Hoyle's Our Gang Club on WFBC 4 1958 - 1960

On Tuesday September 2, 1958 the "Our Gang Club" debuted on WFBC 4 at 5 p.m. in Greenville, SC. Stowe Hoyle was the host joined by his puppets, "Buck and Moe". Little Rascal films were shown. The show would air in that slot until Friday April 1, 1960.  Felix the Cat cartoons were added  on Monday January 4, 1960. Mr. Hoyle took part in several different kid shows during his long career at WFBC.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Monty's Rascals on WFBC 4 in Greenville, SC

Monty's Rascals premiered on Monday January 16, 1961. The host was Monty DuPuy with his sidekick, Mr. Doohickey played by Stowe Hoyle. The last show aired on Saturday morning June 24, 1978 as Monty DuPuy was leaving WFBC. The following day, Sunday June 25, 1978, the show was renamed "The Rascals Club House" with Matt Hunt as host and Stowe Hoyle staying on as Mr. Doohickey. The last episode of Rascal's Club House aired Saturday morning January 9, 1982 at 7:30 a.m. on channel 4. The following week "Doo's Playhouse" took over that time slot. Mr. DuPuy and Mr. Hoyle both had previously been part of the Saturday morning show titled "Circle B Ranch Party.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       * Update: From September 10, 1962 to January 18, 1965, the show was titled "Monty and the Mickey Mouse Club" or "Monty and the M M Club."

Mr. Doohickey's Cartoons - 1971 on WFBC 4

After playing Mr. Doohickey on "Monty's Rascals" for over 10 years, Stowe Hoyle got another kid show of his own on WFBC 4 in Greenville, SC.