Friday, January 23, 2004

Rest In Peace, Captain Kangaroo

CNN.com - TV's 'Captain Kangaroo,' Bob Keeshan, dead - Jan. 23, 2004

In the summer of 1990, I worked as a room service waiter at the Albany, NY Marriott.

One day I brought a breakfast tray up to a room, and to my surprise Captain Kangaroo answered the door. He was older and grayer, but I was fairly sure it was him. Unfortunately, he wasn't wearing the red blazer with the wide lapels so I wasn't 100% sure. As the man signed for his breakfast, I asked him, "Excuse me, but aren't you Captain Kangaroo?"

He looked up and said, "He's a good friend of mine." I replied, "Tell your friend that I loved his show."

He smiled and thanked me.

I still have the signed room service slip. :-)

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