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Skipper Darl and Captain Daryl

Daryl Laub as Captain Daryl

Skipper Darl was the first costumed children’s program in Minneapolis, debuting in late 1953 on WTCN-TV.    The character was portrayed by Daryl Laub, who was broadcasting on WMIN radio at the time.   Daryl Laub was also portraying J.P.Patches at the same time.

In mid-1955, KSTP hired Daryl away from WTCN and Skipper Darl became Kaptain Kartoon with the move.  Later the character became Captain Daryl and the show was called Captain Daryl on Cartoon Island.   The program continued until 1962.

You can read more about Skipper Darl and Captain Daryl on these pages:

Daryl Laub – Skipper Darl, J.P. Patches and T.N.Tatters

Captain Daryl on Cartoon Island

Captain Daryl and T.N.Tatters clips

Captain Darryl is featured in the Hi Kids! retrospective DVD available on the Lunch with Casey website

 

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