Razzle Dazzle (Series) (1961-1966)

Razzle Dazzle
Razzle Dazzle was the title of a Canadian children's program produced by the CBC between 1961 and 1966.

The series was initially co-hosted by Alan Hamel and Michelle Finney, who were later replaced by Ray Bellew, and Trudy Young. There was also a cast of characters who appeared in every episode, most notably Howard the Turtle, who was considered the star of the show.

Among the regular features in the series was an adventure serial called The Forest Rangers that ended up getting a series of its own.

Michele Finney....Co-host (1961-1964)
Alan Hamel....Co-host (1961-1964)
Ray Bellew....Co-host (1964-1966)
Trudy Young....Co-host (1964-1966)
Barbara Hamilton....Mother Mayonnaise
Joey Hollingsworth....Dancer
John Keogh....Howard (voice)
Paul Kligman....Mr. Sharpy
Jack Mather....Hiram Korntassel
Ed McNamara....Percy Q. Kidpester
Sandy Pollock....Occasional host
Michael Roth....Regular
Drew Thompson....Sherlock House

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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byClick here to see the profile of this user sirknight, March 25, 2014
Just have to say that the groaners were the best part of the show. OK, maybe I just have a deep appreciation of good bad jokes. Now where can you find thought provoking programming like this anymore, eh?
byClick here to see the profile of this user palmtree, June 18, 2012
Sent away for the decoder ring and decoder wheel when i was a kid in Winnipeg. Watched this show every day after school.., Radisson school in Transcona. Loved Trudy. Where's Howard these days?
Having participated as a member of the studio audience and game participant (won an etcha sketch). Working with Al Hamel (husband of Suzanne Sommers) was memorable and years later as a tv show host it didnt seem like he had changed a bit from my memory of him when I was in my tweenie years.Of course all us young guys were smitten by Michelle Finney.
byClick here to see the profile of this user Hawkeye, March 31, 2009
Trudy Young was HOT....Can anybody else remember some of the other character's?....Howard the Turtle was already mentioned,so here's mine.lol....Percy Q. Kidpester....Can you imagine the uproar if a major network today came up with such a character?..
byPaul James, July 20, 2007
I don't have a lot of vivid memories of this show, but as a child I watched it pretty regularly. So obviously it was a great kids show for the time. To bad these shows arent available to watch anymore. One thing I do remember was the characters faces from the show. I especially remember how pretty I thought Trudy Young was despite the fact I was only about 6 years old. My older brother would watch it sometimes too. Maybe it was because of Trudy as well.
It was a good kids show, on in the afternoons if I remember right.

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