Category: WCCO

Commodore Cappy

Bugs Bunny Time with Commodore Cappy made its debut in 1957, and was the first children’s television character portrayed by John Gallos, who would go on to do local children’s television for twenty years. Gallos had auditioned with a slightly different version of the character originally named Commodore Neptune, as well as another more mystic […]

Axel and his Dog

Watercolor illustration copyright by Marc Johnson. (Pssst! Click on the picture to see a whole bunch of Axel photos.) On Thursday August 5, 1954, Axel and His Dog starring Clellan Card premiered on WCCO-TV (Channel 4) in Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota. Axel, a wacky Scandinavian, had been a staple of Clellan’s radio act since […]