People, Oct. 13, 1980

Despite 25 years on the air and 7,070 shows in his pouch, Captain Kangaroo still keeps the kids hopping. "Ask George Burns when he's going to retire," laughs Bob Keeshan, 53, TV's one and always Captain. "When he retires, maybe then I'll think about it." Keeshan celebrated the show's silver anniversary last week in New York along with his family, his cast and some former guest stars. Naturally no Kangaroo court would be complete without the Captain's steadfast companion for a quarter-century, Hugh ("Lumpy") Brannum, better known as Mr. Green Jeans. Like Keeshan...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!