Category: Commodore Cappy

John Gallos

John Gallos is best known to viewers as Clancy the Cop on the long running Clancy and Willie show on WCCO television.   His career spanned more than 40 years at WCCO and included news, public affairs, and religious programming, in addition to children’s shows. Gallos was born in 1923 and grew up in Minneapolis.   He graduated […]

Commodore Cappy and Bats Bunny

Commodore Cappy featured a rabbit puppet named Bats Bunny.  Bats was described as “the younger and less famous brother of Bugs.”   John Gallos created the puppet from a stuffed rabbit dressed in a baseball uniform, which belonged to his daughter Nancy. Sources: “Gallos brought puppets to life”  St. Paul Pioneer Press Nov 19, 2005

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 […]