Friday, April 17, 2009


Our good friend and fellow puppet conspirator, ALAN SEMOK, has been in contact with ubiquitous film archivist HOWARD BACAAAZEO, and after much cajoling (and Lord knows what else) convinced him to let us serialize his award-winning documentary "CAPTAIN KEVIN - - A KID SHOW RECALLED (BEING PART OF AN ONGOING CINEMATIC INVESTIGATION INTO THE MUTUAL MEDIA BROADCASTING SYSTEM - - YOUR KID'S OTHER HOME"). Personally I think he should have serialized the title, but this is great news. Alan says Howard is cutting the show into three, tasty ten-minute segments, and as soon as they're posted, I'll get them up here for everybody. All of you who grew up in the Mutual Media viewing area - - and for everyone who is a fan or student of early children's television, this is not to be missed. Please tell your friends to come by for a look-see.
I'll also post behind-the-scenes pictures and memorabilia (Semok actually has Captain Kevin's dock set up in his garage. Never fails to amuse visitors while being a constant source of embarrassment to his loved ones.) Below is a scan of the original Mutual Media Press Book cover circa 1965 (?)
HEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeyyyyyyyyyyyy. . . Alan just called and said that Howard has agreed to do some guest blogging as well! Based upon his close intimate hands-on knowledge of all Mutual's major players (producers $hel Marino & Roger Zeebach, make-up man Elmer Charles, business affairs chief Vince "Angelo" DeAngelo, and co-host of Ayem At Last Molly Molloy,) this should be a real fun swing into yesterday.


  1. Can't wait for the old 6-4-3 -- Splinter

  2. Dear Craig,


    This is great news!

    I'm glad that Al Semok contacted Mr.Bacaaaezo to help provide

    commentary on this internet tribute to Captain Kevin.


    We'll all get to see some scenes from Mutalmedia's tv shows that

    are very rare and unique.

    Good Luck with this project.


  3. OMG!! I remember the Captain. Thank you, thank you, thank you!