Treehouse Club, The (Series) (1971-?)

Treehouse Club, The
Each week a group of children climbed the ladder to the Treehouse to be greeted by Danny and his puppet friends JoJo and Frank. The show was built around Danny Coughlan's ability as a singer and his skill in drawing. The content was based on Ted Rooney's five textbooks which deal with reading, mathematics, spelling, grammar and sensory-motor body balance exercises. The script contained many elements of cautionary wisdom and exhortations for conventional manners. Visitors included regulars such as Lisa, the mailgirl who arrived with letters to Danny. She then stayed on to demonstrate, with the children's participation, some useful physical exercises. Later in the series, on-location segments were added, e.g., Danny's interviews with Wayne Gretzky, a feature on the Blue Jays, and how to become a good baseball player. The drawing segments later included the use of computers. The program was produced by CKCO-TV.

Danny Coughlan .... Host
Peter McCowatt .... Puppeteer
Mark Hodgson .... Puppeteer

Original Broadcaster(s): CKCO

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My name is Noel. My dad was on the show and telling me that he has no footage of the years he was on the show. I see that some people have footage, but for some reason, it wont let me find out people's email addresses.
If you read this, and can help out in anyway, id love to hear from ya!
Thank you Treehouse fan :)
Come with me were going to the treehouse everybodys welcome come along with me

You can be free way up in the treehouse everybodys welcome come along with me

Come on everybody we want you to know
Youre always welcome right here on our show so

Come with me were going to the treehouse
everybodys welcome come along with me

I have that one in my head for some strange reason, anyone else think those are the right lyrics?
byClick here to see the profile of this user momof3, December 12, 2012
I was on this show when I was a kid and would like to get a hold of a copy of it.It was the episode when they went to the golf coarse
byClick here to see the profile of this user greazychikkin, July 8, 2010
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The two things I remember most, Danny's out of tune guitar, and the change of his hair colour from blonde to black, or was it black to blonde ?
It would have been around the mid '70s when my brother's baseball team were guests on Danny's show. I would love to find a clip of this to surprise my brother on his 50th birthday, next year. I am enjoying showing my kids the shows that I used to watch as a kid.....this was one of them. Memories of how simple life was way back then.
byClick here to see the profile of this user Chickenman51, February 6, 2010
My Father is Ted
Rooney, the creator and director. I miss this show and all the actors, yes I said actors!
Hard to find these days. Danny was one of a kind, as was Betty Thompson! My mother Kathleen hand built, and painted the original set, and I was on 36 shows. I have some originals in my possession if anyone is interested. Those were great days in Stratford!
byClick here to see the profile of this user sobriety center, October 7, 2009
Well it's been ,a log time since i h ave seen the tree house of which i was part of the very first is great to be able to see my uncle again,and too know this legacey lives on for my self and my now growen children and grandchildren.I'm not sure how many of you realize this part but my uncle died in 1993, of complications of diabet''s great too see he left this legaceyfor all of us to remeber and share with others.thanks for making a difference Uncle Don. Love Suziexxxxxx
Back in my memory, I remember an insurance salesman visiting my parents, Jim and Nellie McCully, in Stratford to tell them he was leaving the insurance biz to become a recording artist on Capitol Records. Then came Treehouse Club and the rest is history. It was wonderful to see you again, Danny.
byClick here to see the profile of this user joad2, April 7, 2009
Hey...what about Ralphie and Leroy and the letters segment? "OHH letters, we get letters....we get staaacks and stacks of letters..."
byClick here to see the profile of this user andrew, December 12, 2008
Thanks a lot for posting that video clip. A real trip.
Unfortunately, the intro to this episode is an animated version. If Anyone has a copy of the earlier version, with the kids all running along the Avon River, Please let us know how to contact you.
Either digital or on tape. We would like to get a copy for one of the youngsters who is about to get married.
Many thanks in advance!
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