Image of the Day: Children dazzled by Razzle Dazzle
(CBC Still Photo Collection/Albert Crookshank)
Children sit in the live studio audience for a recording of Razzle Dazzle
The children's program aired between 1961 and 1966 and featured Howard the Turtle as the star of the show. Howard would often tell jokes, known as "groaners". Young viewers were also invited to send in to receive a secret decoder wheel to read special messages on the screen at the end of each episode.
The show was hosted by Michele Finney and Al Hamel.
Audience members were often asked to participate in a series of contests, such as hammering a nail surrounded by eggs, wordagrams and bobbing for candies in a bowl of milk.
Finney and Hamel also often read daily news items and open up a discussion with the young audience on topics like whether or not girls should have paper routes.
Special guests and performances were often included. And Howard usually shared a 'razzle dazzle' invention.
Serial series were regularly includes as part of the show too, including the Australian series The Terrific Adventures of The Terrible Ten
and The Forest Rangers
, which eventually evolved into its own program.
You can watch an episode of Razzle Dazzle on CBC in 75:
Posted on Oct 30, 2011 6:00:00 AM