Buckshot Show, The (Series) (1967-1992)

Buckshot Show, The
The Buckshot Show was a half-hour show from CFCN-TV with host and creator Ron Barge (Buckshot) who entertained children in the Calgary area daily from 12:30 to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday. With a group of puppet characters led by Benny the Bear, Heathcliffe the Dragon, Dafney the Dragon, Foghorn the Firefly, Rodney the Rodent and Farley Frick from Maple Crik, Buckshot strove to be fun for children in the pre-school and elementary school age group and, at the same time, recognize the opportunity to provide important quasi-educational elements. This responsive mix of program elements included fire safety, water safety and bicycle safety, information on community events the children would want to be aware of, and music and song selected and performed in a fashion directly for children.

The show was presented live for the most part. From time to time, mini-dramas were produced with the characters from the regular Buckshot Show.

Cast:
Ron Barge....Buckshot
Jim Lewis....Puppeteer


Original Broadcaster(s): CFCN

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