WSNS Channel 44 - Popeye with Steve Hart (Opening, 1975)
Here's a rare bit of Chicago Kids TV History - seen publically for the first time in over 35 years - footage from TV-44's Popeye with Steve Hart! Includes:
The opening titles and first segment of Popeye with Steve Hart on WSNS Channel 44. This was from an original studio tape, recorded on August 12th 1975.
CG VTR slate with message: "VTR: 770 - Cut: 1 / Air: Mon. 8/18 - Popeye Show Inserts - Steve Hart Productions - Rec: 8/12/75 - M. T./P. Mc." - brief countdown accompanied by tone
Opening titles and theme for "The Popeye Show on 44," sung by a children's chorus, with clips of host Steve Hart and his puppet friends, followed by Steve and "Little K" opening the show and introducing the first Popeye cartoon of the day. Note: Does anyone know what tune the theme song may have been based on? It sounds very familiar. I did notice the similarity between this theme and that of the early-60s cartoon The Alvin Show, but somehow I think that even that show used a melody that may have come from another source.
This aired on local Chicago TV on Monday, August 18th 1975 during the 3pm to 3:30pm timeframe.
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