Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Like Young

anybody remember the program on CFCF on Saturdays called "Like Young" with Jim McKenna & June Mack? I used to go on that program and dance with Stephen & Roddy Farrell; Brian & Barry Salway & Debby Humpfries & I think a couple more. I think it was around '63 or '64 that we went on that show.  Boy, good memories of that time.      Judy

25 comments:

onesmac0 MSN said...

I loved that show. I never missed it if I could help it. I tried to see if there was an video of it on YouTube, but no. Too bad.
Did you know Brian McKenna? He was related to Jim.
Sandra

judyross2 MSN said...

no, I never knew them personally. I just loved being on that program. Kind of made you feel like you were on American Bandstand

maggiemck MSN said...

Here is a link offered by a past member, the subject being: Like Young Thanks Laurie,   http://coolopolis.blogspot.com/2007/10/hittin-and-missin-on-like-young.html

the lad MSN said...

Hi   Was Don Jordan a dancer there? I see him sometimes on commercials. And one of the dancers was featured in a Lotto Quebec Ad..way back..Don't know the name..   Lad

les__f MSN said...

The meaning of call letters CFCF stands for “Canada’s First, Canada’s Finest”. Now if your thinking that CFCF wasn’t Canada’s first TV station, well you would be right. But the call letters were used by former sister station CFCF 600 AM, long before channel 12 existed. CFCF radio was technically Canada’s oldest existing radio station.                                                             hf&rv

les__f MSN said...

Here's a list of CFCF local productions in order of appearance, more or less. I didn't have the exact dates to work with. Carte Blanche with Jimmy Tapp. Surprise Party A popular local kids show in the 60's with Magic Tom (Tom Auburn). Lunchtime Little Theatre with Ted Zeigler, known as Johnny Jellybean. Also poplular with the kids at the time. Pyjama Playhouse with Christine Donaghy. It's Your Move with Paul Hanover and later George Balcan. The Telethon Of Stars: Yearly telethon for reaseach into children’s diseases. Bob McGrath of Sesame Street use to appear on it regularly. Romper Room Montreal like many markets in North America had their own local version of this show. A syndicated version was available. The Toronto edition eventually replaced the Montreal version on CFCF. Like Young with Jim McKenna and June Mack. Know Your Sports with Dick Irvin. McGowan & Company with Don McGowan. Matinee with Joe Van, later hosted by Jack Curran and then George Balcan. The Mad Dash: English game show with Pierre Lalonde. Hi Noon: Summer time show with Ralph Lockwood, usually set outdoors in the streets of Montreal. McGowan’s Montreal: Long before Travel Travel, Don McGowan would roam the streets of Montreal looking for stuff to do. In one famous episode, McGowan gets hands dirty and makes bagels. McGowan’s World: Same show as McGowan’s Montreal but the word Montreal was removed in order to sell the show to other stations. Super Pay Cards: A local game show. The Ralph Lockwood Show: Local talk show. Hockey Magazine: with Dick Irvin. Good Morning Workout: An exercise show. McKenty Live: A TV phone-in show hosted by Neil McKenty. Travel Travel: Travel show syndicated across North America (well, parts of it anyway). Montreal AM Live: Same thing as McKenty Live but with Leslie Roberts instead. Park Avenue Metro: Local magazine-style show named after the metro station across the street from CFCF’s studios. Chain Reaction: English version of Action Reaction. Both shows used the same set. Also aired on Global in Ontario. Fighting Back: Consumer protection show hosted by Terry DiMonte and often featured Bowser and Blue. LifeStyle with Anne Shatilla. This one can barely be called a local show, but I include it anyway as CFCF production. Like McGowan’s World, this show hid its Montreal roots so that it could be sold to other stations. CFCF 12 Movie Matinees. ........They were always a Montreal content type station,..                                                                                         hf&rv

les__f MSN said...

A little blurb on the Host of Like Young:

mckenna, Jim E-Mail Me Have stayed in the television industry since my early days hosting LIKE YOUNG at CFCF-TV.  In 1976 I started my own production company which has taken me around the world doing all kind of TV Specials, shows and series. I've lived all over the place - Nashville, Vancouver, Los Angeles and currently, I live in Toronto.  I've also worked in Australia, Italy and England but have become somewhat weary of being on location. I have a thirty-one year old son who works in the movie business as an Ass't. Director and who's getting married November 2003.  I couldn't be prouder! Graduated 1959 from Mr. Bradford's class with lots of hair.  There's still some left under that baseball cap.  I think I lost a lot of it sweating those Jr. Matriculation exams in the gym hoping to pass all ten papers and needing an average of 75% to get into university.  A few weeks later we would stay up all night and run down to get the Montreal Star in the early AM to grab the first papers hot off the press to read our final marks.  Talk about pressure!! Hello to everyone!! JIM McKENNA

sabby MSN said...

Hi Lad,   Like Young brings back memories for me.  I worked with Donnie Jordan at  The Revue Theatre in Montreal some time in the seventies.  He also did a lot of modelling at that time.  We all went separate ways in the late seventies and I've lost touch with a lot of them.  Will see if I can find a photo of him.    I've seen Donnie on commericals also like Service Canada so good for him if he's still in the biz.

wendythepool MSN said...

Hi there, my memory seems to be failing me today, but if Like Young was taped at CKVL I was on it with John Mullins and afew other kids I can't remember, when we were about 13. Or I'm wondering if it was something else. Does anyone know of another dance show? Wendy

les__f MSN said...

I can Remember a lot of Saturday shows at CKVL,.but not Like Young as far as I can recall ,......it was filmed for TV at the CFCF-TV station,       hf&rv

rtmoly MSN said...

I used to remeber a show called Teen 66 that was on in those years Maybe thats the one     Roy molyneux

the lad MSN said...

Roy   Was the host Dean Hagopian..?   Lad

the lad MSN said...

Les   Back in 67 Don McGowan had a show called Bulletin Board..came on last thing at night...man it was off the wall..Supposed to be about Expo and what is going on in town..right after the updates it just went wild..too funny..   Lad

rtmoly MSN said...

Lad   Your right on   Roy  

onesmac0 MSN said...

Does anyone remember a show for kids (teens) called "Johnny Jellybean" ? We would race home at lunch just to catch this guy. He was brilliant. Apparently a very educated man, and could he capture our attention. We tried to find anything about this show on the internet and could only find one picture.

les__f MSN said...

Hello Sandra,.we posted a bunch of stuff on the site quite a while back,.I will try to find it for you,........ JohnnyJellybeen,,,,                                                                                     & the Squawk Box                                                     HF&RV

les__f MSN said...

Here's some to start with.......( you probably found this already) Jelly beaners, jelly beaners, jelly beaners one and all,
when you see our jelly beaners give the jelly beaner call. Here's the signal, here's the signal,
here's the signal to begin,
put your right hand on your head,
and your left hand under your chin. Jelly beaners, jelly beaners,
jelly beaners one and all,
when you see our jelly beaners
give the jelly beaner call." http://www.tvparty.com/lostjjelly.html the link is to a site that sells diffrent stuff re: old TV shows etc etc,,,,,,,,                                                                              HF&RV according to this site,there was another JJB before Ted Ziegler,..................

les__f MSN said...

Lunchtime Little Theatre with Ted Zeigler, known as Johnny Jellybean. Also poplular with the kids at the time.               I didn't realise it was actually called                     "Lunchtime Little Theater"                                          hf&rv

les__f MSN said...

Mini Biography Ted Zeigler played the character "Johnny Jellybean" on Canadian television in the mid 1960s. It was on CFCF Tv out of Montreal, Quebec. After school and for a period of time it also aired at lunchtime. It was a huge hit for children. Ted Zeigler became the third and the last performer to play Johnny Jellybean. He did the show for Canadian kids only. The two classic routines that Ted Zeigler did on "The Johnny Jellybean Show" were: The "Squawk Box" which he continually hit with a hammer and a wooden birdhouse, that was hanging on a rope. He did this in many episodes until each time it was literally smashed to a few splinters and left hanging. Every time the "Squawk Box" was hit you'd hear sounds of gasping, screeches or hacking. Every episode would start off with a new "Squawk Box". "Toomey the Duck", Johnny Jellybean would talk & talk to him and Toomey would quack away like crazy, but you couldn't understand what it was saying at all. You could tell though, by the way the fake feet were moving, that he was rocking back and forth in a rocking chair. Bill Britten was the first children's TV host to play "Johnny Jellybean". He was this character on a show in the United States called "Time For Fun". Keith Hefner (Hugh Hefner's Brother) became the second performer to play "Johnny Jellybean" on the same show. Ted Zeigler was a regular on "The Sonny & Cher Comdey Hour" from 1971-1974 and then again on "The Sonny & Cher Show" from 1976-1977. Unfortunately Ted Ziegler passed away on December 12, 1999. He will be sorely missed by all who grew up with him.                                                                                   hf&rv

les__f MSN said...

more useless info...........hahahahaha  but here you go: Ted Zeigler was the hero of many kids as Johnnie Jellybean, 28 September 2003
Author: degagnon from Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Actually the program was called "Lunchtime Little Theatre" and I and thousands of other grade school children were devoted to watching Johnnie Jellybean during our lunch hour at home. He was the wackiest, most imaginative person and had a great crew to support him. Another character on the show was Toomie the Duck played by Bill Merrill, who later became Vice-President of Programming at CFCF TV in Montreal. There was the "Squawk Box" that Johnnie would whack with a wooden mallet and most days destroy. He would receive mail that sometimes would get thrown at him and one day unknown and unseen by the viewers when he opened the door there was a woman without a top on. We only ever saw his expressions which were a riot ( and now we know why ). My favorite part of the show ( besides him ) was when he had these contraptions where he would drop a ball bearing and it would go through flippers and sand buckets etc. to get to the bottom of the maze. They were fascinating. We all loved Johnnie Jellybean and his whirly hat and striped jacket. We wish now that the TV station had saved the episodes so that we could have enjoyed them in later years. I was very saddened to hear of his passing and still wish that I could have thanked him for the many hours of enjoyment he gave to us over the years!!                                                                     hf&rv

onesmac0 MSN said...

thanks les,

The site was lots of fun. There were all sorts of his antics on there that I had forgotten. What a shame there are no saved shows that we can view.
smac

wendythepool MSN said...

Thanks for jogging my memory Roy, that's the show I was thinking of. Wendy

Gail Lalonde said...

I also remember that Like Young would go on location from time to time. The most popular location seemed to be Eaton's (maybe they were a sponsor). Whenever they were at Eatons we were sure to go as it was so close to Verdun.

Avenuegail

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to get copies if like young show?I know someone who performed on one show would love to have a copy of it

Les_F said...

Anonymous try searching for a CFCF archive type site, maybe through present CTV channel 12 in Montreal. Or contact them and ask if they saved those old shows. Good Luck Cheers ! Les

oh here copy and paste this address to see some info on Coolopolis.

http://coolopolis.blogspot.ca/2007/10/hittin-and-missin-on-like-young.html