Russell Scott, a Blinky the Clown,a dies

Aug 27, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CW2 Colorado KWGN-TV

Scott starred on Blinky's Fun Club on Colorado's Own Channel 2 for almost 40 years.

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“If you can't beat um join um”

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RIP Blinky. I used to watch his show every day when I was a kid. 91 years old. He had a good run didn't he?

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It was strange when Mr. Rogers passed, Blinky is equally as strange. Growing up watching these people on TV. Yes great run.
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I always wanted to go see blinking when I was a kid.

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Not many people know he had "Blinkys collectibles" antique shop on Broadway..He used to sit in front in a chair talking to anyone walking by..without clown make up..He would surprise people when they read the sign saying "Blinkys"..It was a small shop [tiny] and I used to go in there when I was in between appointments..He would give me deals on fishing collectibles..He was a really cool guy and always in good spirits..Or good spirits were in him..Either way..He did more for Denver and children then Pena or Hickinlooper will ever do ..

In fact it should be "Blinky Blvd" Not Pena blvd......

He will be remembered by more people too..RIP Blinky..

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Are any of you locals old enough to remember the Fred and Faye show? I was on there once. I think I was in first grade.
How about Sheriff Scotty and Mr. Greenjeans?

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Hi ya Doll,,Dont remember fred and faye..But I was on the west coast in the 60s.."The Banana Splits" was the show there...In Arizona there was two clowns named "Wallace and Ladmo"..Much like Blinky they did cartoons and had an all day show for kids..Great guys...Wasnt Green jeans from Captain Kangaroo?

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Sniper II wrote:
Hi ya Doll,,Dont remember fred and faye..But I was on the west coast in the 60s.."The Banana Splits" was the show there...In Arizona there was two clowns named "Wallace and Ladmo"..Much like Blinky they did cartoons and had an all day show for kids..Great guys...Wasnt Green jeans from Captain Kangaroo?
Yes, Sheriff Scotty was another local Denver kids show and you could be on the show if it was your birthday. I think Captain Kangaroo was national wasn't it? And yes Mr Greenjeans was on Captain Kangaroo.
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The Howdy Doody program began broadcasting in the late '40s. The show had a clown named Clarabell. The little Baby Boomers who have caused the nation so much grief were sat in what was called "The peanut gallery". There were various puppets who would talk back and forth with the show's star Buffalo Bob. Most of the succeeding children shows probably were take offs of one kind or another from the Howdy Doody program.

An interesting bit of information about Howdy Doody is that Ron Howard - of Andy Griffith show and Music Man movie fame - once won a contest for the person who looked the most like Howdy Doody.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/8ugt26u

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*sniff sniff* OMG this can't be ..not blinky

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I also remember "Paul Winchells" Farm house or barn or something like that..He was a ventriloquist with a couple dummies..One was named Nucklehead smiff and jerry Mahoney

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Paul Winchell
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Paul Winchell

Winchell and Jerry Mahoney, 1951.
Born Paul Wilchinsky
(1922-12-21)December 21, 1922
New York City, New York, United States
Died June 24, 2005(2005-06-24)(aged 82)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Ventriloquist, voice actor, inventor
Years active 1943-1999
Spouse Dorothy "Dottie" Movitz
Nina Russel (19611972)
Jean Freeman (19742005)

Paul Winchell (December 21, 1922 June 24, 2005) was an American ventriloquist, voice actor, comedian, inventor, and humanitarian, whose entertainment career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s. From 1950-1954, he hosted The Paul Winchell Show, which also used two other titles during its prime time run on NBC, The Speidel Show and What's My Name? From 1965-1968, Winchell hosted the children's television series, Winchell-Mahoney Time.

Winchell, who had medical training, was also an inventor, becoming the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart, implantable in the chest cavity (US Patent #3097366).[1] He has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television.

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