Bozo is back on the air in Chicago for a two-hour special, Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, Sunday night on WGN. It’s been 50 years since it originally aired. Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, will air unedited segments made up of sketches, guest circus acts and the Grand Prize Game, featuring the original cast.
WGN will broadcast a two-hour special Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s, Sunday night at 7 CT. WGN is Tribune’s Chicago independent.
Surviving full-length segments from the first decade of WGN’s legendary Bozo’s Circus have recently been digitally remastered.
WGN’s Bozo show, recognized as the most popular and successful locally-produced kids’ show in the history of television, aired from 1960 to 2001 with viewers waiting as long as 10 years to be part of the show’s 200-plus member studio audience.
Sunday night February 17th at 7pm CDT WGN presents Bozo's Circus: The 1960's, an all-new special featuring full length…
Viewers remember the show with fondness.
Doug Dobson: Lunchtime in the ’60s … lived close enough to the school we’d just walk home to eat, watch Bozo.
Rick Hofeld: WGN should consider bringing this back. I think a new generation of kids would ❤️ Bozo’s Circus! 🤡
NOTE: I grew up in Philadelphia, and when I was a kid, Chief Halftown and Sally Starr, among others, were local kid’s shows that we watched.
Chief Halftown was a full-blooded Native American and his signature greeting was “ees da sa sussaway,” which means, Let’s get started.
Sally Starr was a blonde cowgirl with flashy cowgirl clothing. Her opening line was, “Hope you feel as good as you look, ’cause you sure look good to your gal Sal.”