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The 1953-1954 Children's Television Science Fiction Puppet Show Starring Wright King As Ernest P. Duckweather Who Gets Advice Through His Television Set From His Jovian Friends Johnny Jupiter And The Cube-Headed Robot Major Domo, Aired On The ABC Television Network And Sponsored By M&M's Candies, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (Black/White, 1953, 30 Minutes) #JohnnyJupiter #WrightKing #MajorDomo #TVKidShows #ChildrensTV #ChildrensTelevision #SciFi #SciFiTVShows #ScienceFiction #PuppetShows #PuppetTVShows #TV #Television #TelevisionShows #GoldenAgeOfTV #GoldenAgeOfTelevision #BabyBoomers #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Johnny Jupiter is the name of two early American television programs featuring a combination of live action and hand puppets. The first version aired on the DuMont Television Network from March 21 to June 13, 1953. The second version aired on ABC from September 5, 1953 to May 29, 1954. The original version, broadcast live on the DuMont Television Network Saturday evenings for 30 minutes, starred Vaughn Taylor as an elderly janitor, Ernest P. Duckweather, cleaning-up after midnight in a TV studio. Tinkering with a TV set, he somehow made contact with the planet Jupiter, and two of its inhabitants, Johnny Jupiter and his colleague B-12, both of whom were hand puppets voiced by series writer Jerome Coopersmith and Carl Harms. The often sharp humor of the series was based on Duckweather trying to explain and justify earth customs to the natives of Jupiter, who could view them on their own TV sets. Another weekly 30-minute version of the series, filmed and sponsored by M & M's Candies, appeared on ABC. The concept was completely different from the DuMont version of the series. Wright King, as Duckweather, was now an eager young employee of a TV repair shop; most of each episode consisted of live-action situation comedy involving Duckweather, his boss Horatio Frisby, the boss's daughter Katherine, and one or more guest-stars. The puppets appeared only when Duckweather needed help or advice; the magic TV set now brought in three Jovian hand puppets: Johnny Jupiter; a cube-headed robot, Major Domo; and a cylinder-headed, glasses-wearing Reject the Robot, all voiced by Gil Mack. On at least one episode Reject's brother Defect appeared (Except for Johnny, the natives of Jupiter were apparently now all robots). The solution to Duckweather's problem generally involved beaming the bumbling Reject to earth, where he was played by new puppeteer Gene (aka Phil) London wearing a large prop robot suit. Apart from the robot suit, the new series was not geared towards children. This second series ran one 39-episode season.