Thursday, January 22, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Usually I don't listen to sports chatter, but this week with a big game and the even bigger game a couple of weeks away, I've been hearing the phrase "Tom Terrific" applied to Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots. While I don't want to take anything away from Mr. Brady, he may be (a) Tom Terrific, but he's not THE Tom Terrific.

Tom Terrific was a cartoon segment (late 1950s) shown on the Captain Kangaroo Show. Tom wore a funnel as a hat, his magic thinking cap. Tom could turn himself into any shape he wanted. Tom, along with his mighty dog Manfred outwitted Tom's nemesis, Crabby Appleton (Rotten to the Core) I loved this cartoon.

I've shown my age. Now show yours. Do you remember THE Tom Terrific/


  1. We missed out on this cartoon in the UK, I think I would have been a fan :-)

  2. But we did have the amazing Clangers

    Magic Roundabout (although apparently this was originally French)

    Mr Ben

    and one of my favorites, with the marvelous mechanical mouse organ, Bagpuss (Ink will like this one, too)

  3. Shh. Don't tell anyone....I remember.

  4. I remember the Captain Kangaroo Show (and Mr Green Jeans) but I don't remember Tom Terrific. (useless trivia: Captain Kangarro lived around the corner from us when we lived on Long Island.)

    1. Seriously? Bob Keeshan lived around the corner from you? Any (blog) stories?