Adventure Time (TV Show)

Adventure Time (TV Show)

Adventure Time was a local children's television show on WTAE-TV 4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1959 to 1975. It was hosted by the late Paul Shannon, with guitarist Joe Negri and puppeteer Jim Martin.

About Adventure Time (TV Show)

Adventure Time was a local children's television show on WTAE-TV 4 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 1959 to 1975. It was hosted by the late Paul Shannon, with guitarist Joe Negri and puppeteer Jim Martin. Martin later became a puppeteer for Sesame Street. Paul Shannon introduced cartoon segments by lowering a 'magic sword' and reciting the phrase, 'Down goes the curtain, and back up again for . . .' whatever was the feature. Old Three Stooges shorts were shown as well as the cartoons Kimba the White Lion and Rocky and Bullwinkle. Often the Three Stooges episodes were introduced by Shannon spinning 'The Stooge-O-Scope'...a mounted wheel with various pictures of the Three Stooges attached to it. After Paul would spin the wheel, the camera would zoom into it, with the fade back out going into that day's episode of the Stooges. The show also featured Paul Shannon's alter ego, Nosmo King, a man who stalked about the studio in a slouch hat and overcoat, and who never spoke.