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Late 1950s - Skipper Chuck Zink from WTVJ-TV Channel 4 in Miami
Late 50s Courtesy of Mark Fidler

Late 1950s - Skipper Chuck Zink from WTVJ-TV Channel 4 in Miami

Miami, Florida


Thanks to Mark Fidler for sending this image.

Skipper Chuck Zink hosted the "Skipper Chuck Show" on WTVJ-TV Channel 4 in Miami from 1957 to 1979. He died at the age of 80 in Boca Raton in January 2006 after suffering a stroke in December 2005.

He was born in South Bend, Indiana and enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps in 1941. He served in World War II and won the Bronze Star. He first entered the broadcast industry in 1946 in Pennsylvania and was lured to Miami by WTVJ in 1956.

He became the most popular TV personality in the area and won two Emmy Awards. He worked with Jerry Lewis and the Muscular Dystrophy Association and was the voice of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants for many years. Later in life he became the spokesman for Century Village.

He and his wife Clarice had no children of their own but his love for children was obvious on his many children's shows over the years.

RIP Skipper Chuck! Thank you for your dedication to the youth of Miami and your public service.


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Jeff Gilbert 09-Dec-2013 00:20
I still have three gold, enameled "Peace, Love, and Happiness" pins I sent off for and received in 1972. I occasionally wear one in executive meetings if I know someone from the MIA area of the right age is in the meeting - always fun to see the expression when they recognize it!
Cheryl Hardiman 19-Sep-2013 19:52
my sister and myself were on the Skipper Chuck show, maybe 1960 maybe later, i don't know who was a guest on the show at that time. i was able to get only 1 video now, the Skipper Chuck show vol-one. i don't know how many episodes there are i would like to find them all, maybe see my sister and myself in the audience. thank you May God bless you
Jay Rudko 04-Jun-2013 13:36
Tom Wnuck, Skipper Chuck's sidekick back in the late 50's was First Mate Ellen, who is now living in Oregon and is one of my Facebook friends. There was also a parrot on the show, named "Spinge-me-hardy".
Michael 16-Aug-2012 17:54
My sister and I appeared on the show in August of 1977. On the way to the studio the news that Elvis died came across the radio. Of course, my sister & I remember that day for the show & not the news. I had turned 8 the week before & my sister was 6.
Tom Wnuck 18-Jul-2012 02:24
I was on that show in 1957 & 58 ..went with Cub Scout Pack 342...He had a cute girl to us kids, named First Mate Mary..what a big deal it was to go downtown to WTVJ..wow, just found this site..I will be up all nite...great job!!...went to Hialeah High..many memories here
harold martin 04-Dec-2011 12:28
hi! i was born in miami in 1952 seen skipper chuck and scrubby his mate with that little dog they had on the show in around 1963 at Carol City shopping center corner of nw27th ave and nw 183rd st. they were on a flat bed semi trailer handing out stuff and signing autograghs.
S reich 12-Sep-2011 01:26
My sister won the Little Miss Universe back in 1960 and we have a picture of Chuck zinc and her together in Ft. lauderdale.
ELECTRICE WALKER 15-Jun-2011 22:53
Electrice Walker I remember Iwas always on the Skipper Chuck popeye The Sailor man show aired everyday on channel 4 in Downtown Miami which was hosted by SkipperChuck .I Was On the Show Everyday and for my brithday I would love to get a copy of the tape of this particular shows for my book that I am writeing ,Because this show memory still lives on.......
Rey 19-May-2011 16:06
It was back in the late sixties when I was on the show. I won the contest for building blocks and remember how the next day when the show aired, all my friends were at Coral Terrace Elementary were happy and kept telling me how they saw me that morning. I am now a father of 2, and wish there were still shows like that here in Miami.
Claudia Queen Russell 16-Apr-2011 15:05
I too was on the show in 1968. I won the name the whale contest for Hugo the Killer Whale at the Seaquarium. I have all the Miami Herald clippings but would love to get a copy of the tape of that particular show for the grandkids to see. Any ideas???
Guest 09-Apr-2011 13:10
Great memory. I was on his show for a birthday. He was truly a nice guy. Thanks Skipper !
Pete 06-Apr-2011 11:25
April, 6, 2011. I just woke up this morning and for some reason Skipper Chuck entered my mind? I am 54 years old and grew up in Hollywood, Florida just north of Miami. I watched the Skipper every morning during the sixties on our black and white TV before school. He came on before Captain Kangaroo if I remember right. I never got to be on the show or meet Skipper Chuck unfortunately. It was a very different world then... I don't know what made me think of him this morning, but thanks to the internet, I can see his smiling face again. I am saddened to hear that he has died, but for me and many others his memory lives on! Thank you "Skipper" Chuck Zink
Guest 09-Feb-2011 03:00
I grew up in Miami in the 50's. One year I went to a birthday party, and we were all taken down to channel 4 to be on the Skipper Chuck Show and had a great time.
Robin 29-Jan-2011 04:59
I am saddened by Chucks death, he was like a father to me. I knew him since I was 6 years old, hard to believe since I am 60 now. My father and Chuck were good friends and I cant count how many times I was on Popeye Plalyhouse. We were friends even after I grw up until I moved away from Miami at 21. REST IN PEACE my old friend.
Guest 09-Dec-2010 21:58
Me & my sisters grew up in Miami, and Skipper Chuck was always on the TV in the morning before we went off to Biscayne Gardens Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Jr. High. We never got to be on the show (but we were on The Sunday Funnies around 1972).

I was in my car one night around 2003, flipping around different radio stations and heard Chuck's voice on some station in West Palm Beach and recognized it instantly! I wanted to call the station and tell him THANKS, but I never did. I figured he got enough of that stuff and I didn't want to sound like a dork. Anyway, within a year or so I heard he had a stroke and he was gone a little while after that. Too late to say thanks now.

Anyone remember Ho Ho the Clown? He was on in the early 70's, fairly regularly. I know he died suddenly, and I think my grandmother said something about suicide. I was only like 8 when that happened (1973?) but I remember it pretty clearly.
Guest 31-Aug-2010 14:39
"Skipper Chuck" what a great idea it was for a regional show for kids! Wonder why we don't have those anymore? Such Icons as "Sally Starr", "Banjo Billy"...even the old horror shows on Saturday afternoons had their characters...anyone remember "Dr Paul Bearer" ? "Dr Shock"? These folks had a love of kids and were so creative....."Captain Kangaroo" although great was not the only one out there entertaining with good clean humor and innocent fun! To think PeeWee Herman was a new idea...is to fail to remember our past...in a much simpilar time with out such disgrace attached to ruin it for the little folks!!! AyeAye Skipper!
Lisa 05-Jun-2010 02:56
Chuck Zink changed my life. When I was a teenager, I was in Junior Achievement (students made and sold products to learn first hand how economics works) and Chuck attended one of my father's parties (they were work friends). "Skipper Chuck" cornered ever person and persuaded them to buy my little cutting boards. I sold enough that night to receive the "Best Salesperson Award." This included a full Presidential Scholarship. I became a teacher. Chuck continues to change childrens' lives through his generous actions long age. THANK YOU SKIPPER CHUCK! God Bless You.
Cheri 30-Mar-2010 05:27
I was on this show in the early 70s,with my brownie troupe,and was the winner of the mystery word.It was same episode Adam West who played batman,was also on.the word was REWARD,and I ran up 2the stage,and won a nerf football,and a huge sugar daddy pop.If any1 can find this episode 4me,I will pay a nice sum 4it.
James 18-Mar-2010 19:40
This has been asked a couple of times in the text, and it may not be answerable. Does anyone know how to get a hold of old episodes of the Skipper Chuck Show? One of my peeps was on the show years ago, and I think it would make a great gift.
Guest 02-Mar-2010 02:55
John Gortaire - I had the privilage of performing on his show for a week. It was a great experience. How time goes by. God Bless Skipper Chuck
Tom 30-Jan-2010 19:37
Yeah, my sister and I used to watch the Skipper before mom hauled us off to school (Meadow Park Elementary, W. Palm Beach). My sister, I think, somehow got a t-shirt and a PLH ring from the show...joined the fan club maybe? What a bunch of wiggy memories!
Ray 24-Jan-2010 16:04
Wow..what a great memroy. I remember one of the first TV shows I was able to watch and kind of understand after arriving here in 1960 was The Skipper Chuck Show. What an incredible human being. May you RIP Chuck.

Ray
Michelle B. 12-Jan-2010 11:41
Skipper Chuck was at the Miami News Annual Mutt Show one year, and watched my dog and I win both classes we were entered in, Best Trick, and Best Dressed. Afterwards, the show steward and Skipped Chuck approaded me smiling. Skipper Chuck invited me and my dog Freddy to be on his show! It was a wonderful experience, and I still have the BETA tape of that episode, (of course, it has been put on CD) way back in 1977 or 78 when I was 13 or 14.
Harvey Weinstein 12-Jan-2010 07:26
LUIS You are funny! CUBAN? I wouldn't be a Cuban if God cursed me! Harvey Weinstein off the internet? like there is only one in the world. My Father IRA gave me that name after an old uncle. Just like there are many Luis Garcia's Perez, Lopez, Gonzalez (which one are you?) I didn't trash anyone, I spoke the truth! I will speak the truth about anyone anytime and anyplace. I will and often do speak about my own people and their continued support of Israel and its wrongdoings. (I expect to hear from some of my Jewish brethren NOW!) How DARE anyone speak against Israel, right? Cant stand the Heat get out of the Kitchen and it better be KOSHER! LOL
Reeve Abraben 24-Dec-2009 01:36
I had my birthday on Popeye's Playhouse two years in a row in the very early 60's. My brother Keith won the Burger King Whopper eating contest and Dede Costa won Queen for the day. We all got giant black cow sucker and for some strange reason we were given live parakeets in little cardboard boxes. They all croaked within a day. I don't think that idea "flew" to well.
I have such wonderful memories of that period, Banjo Billy, Flipper, Lincoln Vale of the Everglades, the Cuban Missle Crisis, Marcella's garlic rolls, Elliot key in Biscayne Bay and, all the land crabs that came out of the mangroves and invaded S. Miami
Luis 12-Dec-2009 17:01
Harvey Weinstein is not an American, he is really a Cuban that has issues with his own people.The name Harvey Weinstein is a name he found on the internet.Real Americans embrace people from other countries,they dont go around trashing them .It takes a Cuban to know a Cuban and Harvercito you need to sit down and watch a rerun of Que Pasa Usa? RIP Skipper Chuck, you were a a true South Florida Icon.
DR 11-Dec-2009 06:01
Baby Boomer here...I was on the Skipper Chuck show, too! I'd say it was in the late 60's that tthings started changing - people became rude, kids rowdy and ill-mannered. Thats was slowly raised his ire. You'd have had to grown up in the Miami of the 50's to understand. It was a great time to be in Miami. This was when, on Halloween, parents would sit in the front yard handing out candy - and KNEW who you were despite your disguise! And Mom & Dad would give you a pillowcase to run along with your friends - all wearing watches...go trick or treat w/ no worries for 30 min., come home - empty your cache and take off again in the other direction. People were happy, kind, inspiring, and fun! if you got to be on Skipper Chuck's Popeye 's Playhouse, you had manners and respect and he was the greatest. He DID like kids, until families started getting like an early version of today's poparazzi. The days of self-respect and respect for others.

Anybody remember the foot long hotdog place on 79th Street just west of NE 2nd Ave?
Chuck Schiavone 19-Sep-2009 17:31
I was a very small boy when my mom took me to be on the show. It was my birthday and I remmember eating a hamburger and sitting on the front row. Skipper Chuck spoke with me and wished me a "Happy Birthday" while the camera was on. I wish I could watch that program and my kids see it. After that day, I insisted that my friends call me "Skipper Chuck". What a great program!
Laura 31-Aug-2009 21:18
I was on this show with my brownie troop around 1967. My mom would not let me miss school the morning it aired and I did not get to see myself on the show. The man who played "Scrubbie" I believe had me introduce the Popeye cartoon. I would love to purchase tapes of the show. If anyone knows how to do this I would appreciate your help. Thank you.
Kendra Loudermilk 17-Aug-2009 23:53
Wow! I remember Skipper Chuck! I went on the show and I think my mom took her Brownie Troop too. He was/is one of my fond memories of childhood.
Alison 20-Jul-2009 16:19
We travelled from the Bahamas to be on the Skipper Chuck Show. It was right after the first man on the moon because I remember him asking my brother Neal what he thought about it. Anyone know where I can get a copy of the episode we were on?
Guest 20-Jun-2009 17:23
The neighborhood kids would pile in the station wagon after school and head for the TV station. We'd celebrate birthdays at the Skipper Chuck show, take home a Burger King meal and the birthday cake donated by Holsum Bakery. The next morning it was so exciting to wake up and watch the show before going to school.
And start the routine all over again
Carolyn Cole 20-Jun-2009 05:01
I too found out that Skipper Chuck had passed, I have so many fond memories of HIm and his show watching as a child. Then as a teenager got to send him to his seat and make sure he got served ASAP at the Western House in Dade Land Mall.. I believe that was the Rest. He was always nice and always talked to me and smiled..
You always new he Loved children I never new till taday that he had none. My dream almost every night was to be on his show, but that dream never came ture.My new dream a show like that will be again.. Thanks Chuck Zink God Bless You and Thank You .. Rest In Peace..
K Martin 06-Mar-2009 18:00
Out of the clear blue I decided to rethink my childhood and typed in the name of one of my fondest memories..that being Skipper Chuck..Chuck Zink, and I was saddened to learn of his passing. I Used to watch his show all the time growing up in the late 50's and early 60's in Miami. Living in S.C for the last 40 yrs, there are many things I miss about Miami and South Florida and Chuck Zink is one of them. Great guy amd wonderful with the children.
Cliff Smith 28-Jan-2009 03:34
I grew up watching the Skipper Chuck Show in the early '70's and loved when he
played the spoons! I always got a kick out of sidekick (Scotty?) and his antics.
Chuck Zink would always host the F.P.&L. (father's employer) Christmas parties every year where I got to shake his hand a few times. The last one I attended
was at the War Memorial Arena in Ft. Lauderdale back in the early '80's
before the greedy and corrupt took over. Very warm and funny guy,
a much gentler time indeed.
Pokey 29-Dec-2008 21:50
I too was on the show, it was early 1960 and I was 9, having just won the American Jr. Championship at Daytona in my go kart, he had the kart, trophy, and me on the show. It was the opening moments of the show and he rode on the back of my kart with me driving it as we approached the cameras, then he interviewed me, Great Memories.
Sharon 13-Dec-2008 23:20
I was on the Skipper Chuck Show with my tap dance group back in 1965.
The name of my dance school was, Gingers School of Dance.
My mother gave me a perm from hell and when I saw the tape I started
to cry, I could not believe that was me.
So, a million years later I'm tending bar at Boca Bar & Grill and in walks
Chuck Zink, I was in shock, he still looked the same. I never got up the nerve
to talk to him about the show and now I regret it. He came in two times a week
and always had the chili and one Miller Lite. He was such a nice man. But if
anybody knows how I can get a copy of that show I would love for my husband
to see it. Sharon.
vikki ricciardelli-williams 12-Dec-2008 20:32
My older sister and I were on the show around 1962 because our poodle had received a Lassie Gold Medal Award. Petite had adopted 3 kittens, stranded after a hurricane and rasied them as her "puppies".
Guest 03-Dec-2008 08:15
I remember going on with my brownie troop. I loved the balloon drop and wanted so badly to find the one with whatever it was hidden inside!
James Monday 25-Oct-2008 04:04
I have memories of being scared to death when I went on the Skipper Chuck show as a rep. for my school , Sabal Palm Elementary back in the late 60's. Everyone there was so friendly, they knew how to make kids feel at ease while on tv. The studio was down on Biscayne south of the Shores? I would love to see an old episode again someday...
Randy 22-Oct-2008 07:29
I moved from Ives Estates in 1971. We moved into a new house on 196 st in 1959. Scrubby lived in a N/S block, maybe 11th ave? He was a really nice guy.
EJH 17-Oct-2008 20:03
I lived in Ives Estates from 1955 - 1973 and I never knew "Scrubby" lived there!!
Randy 12-Oct-2008 07:45
I was on the show sometime in 60-61. It was my birthday and I remember the Skipper putting a crown on my head, sitting me on a stool in front of the cameras, and handing me a really cool boxed toy. He was a good man and I saw him occasionally in my neighborhood (Ives Estates) since Scrubby lived there.

Another poster mentioned MARCELLAS PIZZA. I wish you hadn't. I can't stand it. I want one now.
C 07-Oct-2008 01:34
After the Skipper Chuck show ended he became another children's show character called the White Baron, did a lot of live remots ad hosted cartoon shows. I met him at Reno's ranch and rodeo compound (yeah...Janet's folks)outside of Sweetwater where I grew up. He always drove a Bradley GT kit car ...Soooo cool! Any one out there remember Sweetwater?
Marlene Pixley 28-Sep-2008 17:39
I met skipper Chuck , my mother used to be a waitress at the florida pharmacy in coconut grove and talked with him alot. I was hit by a drunk driver when i was 13, and my mother told skipper Chuck about it and he came to visit me in the hospital, i will never forget that day, he was so nice. and PEACE, LOVE, AND HAPPINESS.
the little diddy he used to sing on the show.
Debbie Helmlinger 24-Aug-2008 15:12
Getting ready for school was not complete without the Skipper Chuck Show. What a thrill for me to finally meet the Skipper, Scrubby & Annie at a huge MS carnival in Naples. I kept my rubber lizard prize for years. Our neighbors has a backyard carnival that I will never forget. What a great way to get kids involved!
Frances (McMurry) Robinson 22-Jul-2008 23:43
I remember Skipper Chuck because my brother played Glumbo Despair (the clown) on Popeye Playhouse for a few years in the late 1950's. My mother made his underwear with red polka dots that showed when his pants dropped. My brother left TV after the show and moved to North Carolina. He passed away in 1992.
Lucretia C. Denson 22-Jul-2008 02:11
I remeber being on the Skipper Chuck Show. Me and and my sister i remeber Shubby and Annie, Squeazy the mice and sing all the songs. Like openyour eyes and around you.and we gonna have finger snapping and clapping time. I wish i could see those reruns of theold shows nd matter of a fact it was my sister Birthday then. If there's anyway i could see those memories i could look back on those days. Thank you Lucretia C. Denson
Harrabey Friedman 19-Jul-2008 19:19
My father played drums in the clown band with his friend Freddy the Clown on the Skipper Chuck Show in the 1950's and 1960's. My band, The Newcomers, played on Skipper Chuck's Thanksgiving Special from the Seaquarium in 1965 .
landon 29-Jun-2008 19:22
Skipper Chuck reminded us to avoid rock-pits and canals. The wisdom. As an athletic child growing up in hot MIA I was outdoors alot. That water always looked soooo tempting but I would remember his words of advice.
Got a personal tour of the studio with Mom. He was most cordial to us, but then again, I had a gorgeous Mom. He was an absolute icon...
If I got to see the ballons drop I was late for school!
Michelle 07-Jun-2008 04:02
I was on the show must have been mid to late 70s. There was an entire girl scout or brownie troop and me. I think my mom knew someone on the crew. Anyway, I got pulled on stage and asked what 'vision' meant, I answered, 'its how you see' Chuck said 'yes and if you can see you can catch this', next thing I know a frisbee comes flying at me, I caught it and there were Ice Capades tickets and Little Debbies coupons or something similar, oh and Burger King coupons. I was a real star at school for that and I never forgot how nice he was to me. I would love to know if anyone has found any videos or film...
chuck 05-Jun-2008 20:37
I went on that show about 10 times and always received two bags of goodies because my name is Chuck. Great memories and I'm glad I found this site. I'm actually hoping to locate some video of old the show, just for the memories. Does anyone have any knowledge of where to locate such.
Susie John nee Marshburn 25-May-2008 16:15
Yeah! I was just telling my husband [my 4-years new one] about being on Popeye Playhouse, about Skipper Chuck - we were in the Peanut Gallery! It was fun and I don't remember him being mean, I do remember him insisting on good behavior. I think it was around 1957 and I was the oldest child there - and the tallest - and the pudgiest! I also remember Chuck Zink doing the weather on Channel 4 for many years.
Debora Short 30-Apr-2008 02:01
I was born in North Miami Beach during the 50's , hung out around Sunny Isles, the Haulover Beach and the Castaway boat docks. OH I just loved Skipper Chuck when I was a child I watched the show every morning before heading off to Madie Ives Elementary. I recall being on the Skipper Chuck Program a time or two...
Guest 30-Apr-2008 00:08
I, too grew up here in South Florida in Delray Beach, a member of a family that came here in 1912, and my thoughts are of Skipper Chuck and "The happy music of Uncle Don". Although I never was on the show I watched it religiously. I remember when the movie "Flipper" premiered and Skipper Chuck and crew did the show from the "new" cinema in Boca Raton on US-1 and 20th Street. They put Flipper (the dolphin was actually a female named "Mitzy") in a temporary above ground pool in front of the theatre. By comparison South Florida was so "small" in those days. Imagine today a Miami station going all the way to Boca just to open a new cinema. That night I went with my parents to that cinema to see "Flipper" and remember the waterfilled pool still sitting there.

Does anyone remember Sgt. Cargill, the cop? He always came to talk about safety and then did some sort of a magic trick and usually played a joke on Scrubby.

Who was the little German sounding weather predicting puppet? Professor somebody?

As for the complaints about Chuck's behavior, I'm sure his schedule was hectic, doing a show five days a week and he had bad days, a cold, flu, back pain, a fight with his wife, whatever from time to time and it bled over into his work. Overall, he was an important part of the childhood of many kids in South Florida and now as an adult (drinking age) I toast you Chuck Zink and as well thank you for your military service to our country. RIP.
Guest 29-Apr-2008 12:12
I, too grew up here in South Florida in Delray Beach, a member of a family that came here in 1912, and my thoughts are of Skipper Chuck and "The happy music of Uncle Don". Although I never was on the show I watched it religiously. I remember when the movie "Flipper" premiered and Skipper Chuck and crew did the show from the "new" cinema in Boca Raton on US-1 and 20th Street. They put Flipper (the dolphin was actually a female named "Mitzy") in a temporary above ground pool in front of the theatre. By comparison South Florida was so "small" in those days. Imagine today a Miami station going all the way to Boca just to open a new cinema. That night I went with my parents to that cinema to see "Flipper" and remember the waterfilled pool still sitting there.

Does anyone remember Sgt. Cargill, the cop? He always came to talk about safety and then did some sort of a magic trick and usually played a joke on Scrubby.

Who was the little German sounding weather predicting puppet? Professor somebody?

As for the complaints about Chuck's behavior, I'm sure his schedule was hectic, doing a show five days a week and he had bad days, a cold, flu, back pain, a fight with his wife, whatever from time to time and it bled over into his work. Overall, he was an important part of the childhood of many kids in South Florida and now as an adult (drinking age) I toast you Chuck Zink and as well thank you for your military service to our country. RIP.
Leighton 26-Apr-2008 10:00
Good grief, I was just thinking of that song this week. Always sung while holding up three fingers. Uncle Don will be remembered.
Don Boyd28-Mar-2008 03:34
Keith, our condolences to you and your family on Uncle Don's death. If you have a photo of him on the show I'll be glad to put it up on this site next to Skipper Chuck's.

Don
Keith Pesce (Uncle Don's son) 28-Mar-2008 01:32
Uncle Don passed away on March 1, 2008 at the age of 84.
Uncle Don played the organ on the show (he always wore a straw hat and a Hawaiian shirt). He also wrote the jingle "Peace, Love, and Happiness" sung many times on the show. His family will miss him dearly.
ENRIQUE LOPEZ 22-Mar-2008 03:25
HARVEY, THANKS FOR CLEARING THINGS UP. DONT WORRY I DONT LIKE CALLE OCHO TO MUCH I WONT BE THERE EITHER I DONT LIKE BIG CROWDS MUCH. HOPE WE CAN MEET IN PERSON ONE DAY I GO TO THE VA ALOT. AS VETS WE HAVE SOMTHING IN COMMON. LIKE ME YOU ENJOY THE OLD MIAMI. EVEN THOUGH IM ONLY 38 I STILL REMEMBER ALOT WHEN I WAS YOUNGER AND MISS IT. IT SEEMS LIKE THERE GOING TO THE RECKING BALL AND THERE IS ARE MEMORIES
Ana 16-Mar-2008 02:23
I used to go to the Skipper Chuck Show, it was fun, they used to give out lots of goodies. Thanks Skipper I am a Cuban girl here since 1959....A US citizen..
People should stop looking outside themselves, learn to love yourself, and others
Peace...
E. Rowe 13-Mar-2008 01:43
Yeah that "Class of People" that W mentioned was created by Cuba, will be there with their Black Market Operations! (lol) Class and crime have no economic boundaries and class is not created by the state of your finances. You may be poor with class and/or rich without any!
Harvey Weinstein 13-Mar-2008 01:28
W and all who are concerned: First of all, there was nothing racist nor bigoted about my posted message. All of what I said may be cross-referenced through historical data and by those of us who have been here long enough and are willing, without agenda, to tell the truth. Secondly, I would like for you, as I have, to give examples of my Jewish Brethren who have been involved in and/or are responsible for the PIONEERING of similar crimes, police corruption, and major political scandals in the City of Miami. Thirdly, please provide statistics of the crime rate of Miami in 1980 through 1985 (just five years), and compare it to any other city in the United States. We are talking about yesterday's Miami and YOU are talking about today's crime rate. I never once stated that Cubans were responsible for ALL of Miami's problems but surely if we are to tell the truth, one cannot deny the explicit and profound impact that the 40 plus years of FAVORED immigration policy of Cubans has had on the City of Miami. A policy that no other immigrant, regardless of race, creed or color has enjoyed like the Cubans. There are many outstanding members from the Cuban community. My intention was to state the truth, relive the past, and look forward to a brighter future. Enrique - thank you for serving our country, as you and I should have. Until this day, I have never stopped serving. I have always been committed to defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, Foreign and Domestic. I will continue to embrace all who share in my same sentiments and while we remember the great times that this wonderful website has bestowed upon us, I will strive to make this world a better place. Please join me. But please don't expect to see me at Calle Ocho this Sunday!
Guest 12-Mar-2008 19:48
Sorry about my last post. Did not proof read, that first sentence is painful.. hope you can decipher.
W 12-Mar-2008 19:43
Mr. Weinstein, it saddens me to see someone whom from the last name is presume is Jewish, makes such racist and bigotted comments as you have. For one, please let go of how things "used" to be. If you go to just about any city land compare all the things you accuse miami cubans of, you will find they are happening in cities with NO cubans! Times have changed, crime is up across the board, medical fraud is rampant EVERYWHERE, politicians are corrupt no matter what nationality,should I go on?? Maybe the economic conditions of Cuba of the past 50 years has created a class of people who know nothing but black market operations, and yes they have come to miami,many of them to commit crime. But please do not blame cubans for all of miami's problems. THIS COUNTRY,THE WORLD HAS CHANGED SINCE THE GOOD OL' DAYS..Im sure there are many out there that can say a negative thing or two about your jewish brethren
ENRIQUE LOPEZ 11-Mar-2008 02:31
LISTEN HARVEY YOUR RIGHT ALOT OF THE PROBLEMS WE HAVE HERE IS CAUSE OF THE CUBANS. BUT NOT THE CUBANS THAT CANE HERE IN THE EARLY 60'S. AND IM NOT TAKING CREDIT FOR NOTHING. SOME OF THE CUBANS IN POLITICS HAVE NO BUSINESS THERE. I LOVE THIS COUNTRY AND WILL GLADLY SERVE AGAIN IF I WAS NOT INJURED WITH A SPINAL CORD INJURY.
HARVEY WEINSTEIN 06-Mar-2008 02:23
THEN THE NAVY SHOULD HAVE TAUGHT YOU HOW TO SPELL! (BORNED!) JUST LIKE A GOT DAMN CUBAN! I AM EX-MILITARY AS WELL (LETS GO ARMY!) DON'T TELL ME ABOUT NO "CUBAN CRAP." MIAMI WAS A PARADISE! TRUE CUBANS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE INDUSTRIALIZATION OF THE GREATER MIAMI AREA, BUT YOU ALL WANT TO TAKE THE CREDIT FOR THE GOOD WITHOUT TAKING THE CREDIT FOR THE BAD AS WELL (HIGHEST CRIME RATE, ROBBERIES, HOMICIDES AND THE PIONEERING OF SUCH CRIMES AS HOME INVASIONS, MEDICAL FRAUD ETC... THE MASSIVE IMPORTATION OF DRUGS AND RESPONSIBLE FOR THE "BAD BUSINESS" OF DRUG DEALING. NOT TO MENTION THE 26 CONVICTED MIAMI RIVER COPS AND THE 100 PLUS WHO TURNED STATES EVIDENCE IN ORDER NOT TO GO TO PRISON! CORRUPTED THE POLITICS OF MIAMI. REMEMBER JOE COROLLO? MAURICE FERRE? XAVIER SUAREZ? NICK NAVARRO? WHAT DO YOU REALLY KNOW ABOUT MIAMI? AND ARE YOU WILLING TO FACE THE TRUTH? DONT GET ME STARTED! THIS WAS ABOUT SKIPPER CHUCK! Now lets go back to the days when "life was slow and oh so mellow", (song) Like I said Miami was a different place and then (What people?) let's say it together (THEN CAME THE CUBANS!)
ENRIQUE LOPEZ 02-Mar-2008 04:07
WOW, I REMEMBER WATCHING HIS SHOW ON THE OLD CHANNEL 6. BUT I MOSTLY REMEMBER HIM BY THE JERRY LEWIS TELETHONS. RIP CHUCK. WE STILL LOVE YOU EVEN THOUGH U WERE A MARINE. GO NAVY. AND TO HARVEY WATCH THAT CUBAN CRAP. IM CUBAN BUT I WAS BORNED AND RAISED HERE AND SERVED MY COUNTRY.
Harvey Weinstein 01-Mar-2008 01:07
Yeah, Miami and the world was a different place. Then came the Cubans!
E. Rowe 01-Mar-2008 00:59
My brother and I, two little Black kids, were on the Skipper Chuck Show and he treated us with all the warmth and love of an uncle. I remember he asked me, on tv, what did I want to be when I grew up and I told him, a football player. I will never forget that moment. It will be forever engraved in my memory. I and my brother have very fond memories of being on the show, of Skipper Chuck and of that entire time period. Miami and the world was a different place.
Guest 18-Feb-2008 18:59
Skipper Chuck was my hero in the early '60's. All of these pictures bring back great memories of another place (what Miami was) and a gentler time...even for a little girl recently arrived from Cuba! Thanks. Carmen
Meg Ulrich 13-Feb-2008 18:11
I remember watching Skipper Chuck in the morning before we headed off for school. I always dreamed about being in the audience for his show. I think I was 10 or 11 the year a bunch of us decided to have our own backyard carnival to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy - something suggested by Skipper Chuck - and we had a blast. He was a wonderful man and really brought much happiness to so many.
Dalia Eldred 10-Feb-2008 23:42
Back in the late 50s, my parents taught Chuck Zink ballroom dance lessons at our home in the Chinese Village in Coral Gables. I would sometimes get to stay up and watch the lessons through a window in the dance studio. I thought that was all pretty exciting at the time.
Gary Kilbride 10-Feb-2008 06:19
Like many commenters I grew up watching Skipper Chuck before school. I was on the show, circa '66. I don't know if Chuck Zink didn't like kids, as others have posted. He certainly didn't care for unruliness on the set. I remember him trying to keep everyone in line before the show and during commercials. If you were moving out of place, or talking unnecessarily, he'd led you know in a stern voice. Then after the program I remember a kid was running around an indoor pool that strangely was located in the same building. Chuck Zink shouted at him to stop running and get back with the others.

But I was very impressed when he hosted an annual junior golf tournament for many years at Colonial Palms on South Dixie Highway, during the '70s. He was friendly while greeting many of the contestants, and patiently stayed to hand out the trophies, including one time when a match went several holes of overtime. The one time I came in 3rd, 1972, like an idiot I assumed my final round wasn't good enough and my parents took me home before the trophies were handed out. It was distributed to the 4th place finisher.

For some reason I've always retained a specific memory of his show: in the late '60s the expansion Dolphins were horrendous, pre-Shula. But Chuck Zink had an agreement to show Dolphin highlights on his program. McArthur Dairy sponsored it, or something like that. Anyway, one year, maybe '69, the Dolphins played at Kansas City and scored first to lead 3-0. The final was something like Chiefs 49, Miami 3. During the highlight segment on Monday, Chuck Zink was sarcastic and disgusted. He introduced the highlight segment and showed the clip of the Dolphins' opening field goal. And nothing else. He cut it off and said, "That's the only highlight from that game." I was maybe in 5th grade and laughed like heck at home, but the mostly younger kids in the audience didn't know what he was getting at, and didn't react at all.
EJH 07-Feb-2008 19:58
I was on the Skipper Chuck show around 1960-61 for a friend's birthday party and also another time with my Brownie troop. I have very fond memories of those visits and the fun we all had being there.
Guest 03-Feb-2008 19:13
Marcia Was on Skipper Chuck Show in 1960. I was selected to "test" the burger king hamburger while being filmed. Another girl and I were asked if we liked the burger and we of course said, MMMM yes! Skipper turned to me and asked if I knew what those little pieces were on top of the bun. I said, yes, they are little peanut butter things! He laughed at me, which almost made me cry. He corrected me and said, no little girl, they are sesame seeds. (How would an 6 year old know that?) Well, needless to say, I got teased at school the next day--- kids repeating, little peanut butter things, little peanut butter things....I did, however, get my own milk shake out of the deal. Would love to get a hold of that footage.
Nyna 12-Jan-2008 19:37
I got knocked over by a kiss from Skipper Chucks chimp. Can't recall his name but we were out at the old blimp landing when they were over there one day for a promo I guess. I must have been about five years old and recall being surprised by the chimp's strength. Afterall we were the same height!
fewox05-Jan-2008 14:51
i was on his show in 1961 for my 5th b-day,neil
Drew 29-Dec-2007 16:13
Visited The Skipper around 1970. We have some home movies of the show. My strongest memory is REFUSING to run and jump on the floor when they dropped the balloons - I would have none of that. Daily, they would read the school lunch menu, and react when sauerkraut was served. I'd forgotten about the Burger King burger.

Also did the local Bozo around the same year - wasn't that taped in Hialeah? I remember announcing, on-air, that my second-grade teacher (Miami Christian School) yelled at us all the time - this was after I had told everyone to watch the show. That one was broadcast live, I believe. My sister still has the giant stuffed snake that she won, as some prize.
Don Boyd21-Dec-2007 14:58
mdeane: sure, I'd love to add the photo you describe. Please send me an e-mail to SunbirdPhoto@aol.com Don
Guest 21-Dec-2007 12:24
Hello,

This is a nice dedication to Chuck. I have an old pic of Chuck in a group of kids if that would help. Let me know if you would like it.

Thanks for posting this page
charles rice 27-Nov-2007 05:25
My name is charles [ chuck] rice, I was on the Skipper chuck Show 6 times during the Early 70s i was a contestant in some of the games played on the show.I rember being a runner up on a few games on the show and rember 3 prizes that i recived.1.Dinner to mcdonalds 2. 2 tickets to go see the movie Joe panther at the jerry lewis Walk in theater in miami 3. A record album from the little river band.It has been over 30 years ago and i rember like it was yesterday.Chuck zink was a great man and so was srubby the first mate and pupett man..I moved from Carol city florida over 30 years ago and now live in Eatonton,Ga If you can get any films from the show i would like to see them or have a copy of them..Please contact me ..Anyone who can Help me get videos of the show please let me know.My adress is 116 old glenwood springs road Eatonton,Georgia31024 Ph#706-816-6799 I would like to have them to share with my kids and there kids to come.Thanks and God Bless..
cal 20-Nov-2007 16:49
hi i am cal i remember being on skipper chuck i had won first place in the beauty pageant. i wonder what happen to the other lil girl that was in the pageant. do she still have the photo? hurricane andrew detroyed the one i had.
Jack Shale 26-Oct-2007 14:41
One small tidbit. I was in 5th grade at Norwood elementary in Miami when the Skipper Chuck crew came to do a quick appearance about 1970 or so. After the show, I noticed his sidekick 'Scrubby', the dope with the sailor hat standing casually by the water fountain I was walking to. Being as it was just me and him I handed him my folder and politely asked for his autograph. He tells me that he dosen't sign autographs and splits, like he was Frank Sinatra or something.
If anyone sees Scrubby in jail or under a bridge, please let him know that the little elementary school kid is doing okay, despite growing up without that coveted 'scrubby' autograph.
danF 21-Oct-2007 01:24
I left out "me" in the second sentence should be one day me, my mom
dan.F 21-Oct-2007 00:19
As most comments here I grew up watching the skipper chuck show before going to school in the morning back in the 60's. One day my mom and my friend and his mother and sisters went to the Crandon Park zoo on Key Biscayne, this may have happened before I actually started going to elementary school though, because there wasn't alot of people at the zoo that day, but we saw Skipper Chuck at some point during the day and I remember we were excited to see the Skipper, Well he wasn't as excited to see more kids and and pretty much bolted out of sight before we could get close, well we went back to our moms upset and my mom said "He's must be busy". It was years later listening to a local radio show when I found out he really didn't like kids by the stories people were telling about the man. I guess it's ironic a person would do a childrens show and not like children, But to me it doesn't matter, I'll always miss the days of innocence growing up in Miami and watching the Skipper Chuck show before heading to school.
Guest 14-Oct-2007 17:29
My Dad was the News Director back in the day on Channel 10 and Banjo Billy's program was taped there. I recall going to work with dad and playing on the Banjo Billy set once. It was Billy's show and Captain Jack was his side kick. I still have an autographed photo of the duo somewheres.
Louis 06-Oct-2007 21:02
Banjo Billy's Funboat was a program that was on Channel 10. I do not believe that Banjo Billy was a local show, I think it was syndicated or network, like Captain Kangaroo, which came on right after Skipper Chuck's Playhouse.
Chuck Garbett 04-Oct-2007 23:37
I knew Chuck Zinc in the late 60's to early 70's when I was a Valet attendant at The Country Club of Miami. He wasn't a member--but his friend and neighbor Bob Paris was--and Chuck came out every now and then. My name is Chuck--I was in my late teens--so I guess we hit it off pretty well. He was so kind & gracious. He used to ride in with Bob--but one day he drove in with a brand new 1971 white Chevy Camero. He said Chuck--do me a favor--please park this baby so nothing will happen to it. So I parked it on our circle where I thought it would be safe. Some kid was driving a golf cart--and accidently lost control for a second--and side swiped the car. I could not believe it. When Chuck came out--he was about to cry--but he was very nice about it--said it wasn't my fault--etc. I saw him one night at the Miami Beach Auditorium at a boxing match--he was just as great as he always was--and I introduced to my friend who could not believe I knew him. I mean--as anyone would know from that time--Chuck was as famous locally as anyone in SFLA. When he did that teenage drug special in the early 70's--he went out to San Francisco to film part of it. He came out soon after that--and we talked for about 15 minutes about it--and he was using all of these "hip" slang words like "cool" "far out" "groovy"--etc. I really thought that was so funny--here Skipper Chuck trying to be hip--but he really was--for he had a tremendous knowledge of "Big Band/Jazz" music which everyone found out during his later radio days. When I read that he had passed--I cried....
DeanS 29-Sep-2007 17:05
Oops, the wife just told me it was the Rod and Reel club not Shark Fishing Club. Sorry.
DeanS 29-Sep-2007 17:04
I agree with Duke. My brother and I visited Skipper Chuck when I was about 7. We went twice. Both times we had the stale dry hamburger and small soda. Skipper Chuck swore and cursed at us kids to keep us quiet during the commercials. Once the cameras came back on he was supper nice again. My brother and I often talk about this. This is the first time I have ever heard anyone else say the same thing. Later in life I joined the Miami Mid-Town Kiwanis. Guess who was a member Skipper Chuck. I even drove to his house and picked him up one time to attend a meeting. I reminded him of my experience on his show but he changed the subject and did not want to talk about it again. It did not matter to me. Many years had passed and I had thick skin even as a kid. I was and still am a fan of him and his show. Skipper Chuck did not attend many meetings while I was a member of the club but, I would call him every few weeks to encourage him to attend. He or his wife were always very polite but informed me that he would not be coming. Sorry to hear of his passing.
Yes, I too was a little confused as to how I could be on the show in the afternoon but then see myself the next morning. Overall it still brings back great memories.
I left Miami in 1986 to work in Kansas and later in Michigan. Miami Mid-Town Kiwanis was on its' last legs as a club at the time. I don't know if they are still a functioning club but during its' hayday, we had many big names in the club. Which I could remember some of them. We always had great guest speakers at our Wed. afternoon lunches. I think the place was called the Shark Fishing Club at Star Island, but don't hold me to the name.
Great site, it really brings back some wonderful memories.
Ray 20-Sep-2007 02:33
Here's a Chuck Zink memory... he narrated an anti-drug movie, I think called "Bobby, 1958-1971" or something near that. In 1972 I was the AV guy in 7th grade at G. W. Carver and I think I played that 16 mm movie at least 20 times. Got to know some of the rather corny dialog by heart. Short version... smoke pot once, walk into the ocean and drown.

Someone below mentioned Banjo Billy... was he on the Skipper Chuck show on Ch 4? For some reason I thought he was a side kick on the competiton over on Ch. 10. Capt. Jack show? Something like that... But I have a very similar memory. I worked for the cable company in West Miami in the 1980s and Banjo Billy answers the door! I think his real name was Jack Metzger. I think he taught Broadcasting at U of M.

Another one from that era... Ranger Bob hosted a show paid for by Coral Gables Federal. Coral Gables Rangers? Many years later he was another one of my cable customers and on the Coral Gables City Commission.
JD 13-Sep-2007 02:58
Good old Skipper Chuck. I watched the show every morning before school. It's balloon drop time lol :) limbo the lion use to bite skipper chucks nose lol. Wally Gator, Lippy the Lion and Hardee Har Har, and Tou'che Turtle. What great memories :)
RICK 09-Sep-2007 00:46
SKIPPER FREAKIN CHUCK. LIMBO LION, SUNSHINE CROW. BANJO BILLY & CAPTAIN JACK. THE GLORY DAYS OF FLORIDA. MEMORIES THAT ONLY SOUTH FLORIDIANS OF A CERTAIN AGE CAN APPRECIATE. HAULOVER BEACH, THE CASTAWAYS IN SUNNY ISLES, WRESTLING AT THE CONVENTION HALL WEDNESDAY NIGHTS BOOING THE GREAT MALENKO, THE 72 DOLPHINS, BURGER KINGS CRINKLE CUT FRIES, PLAYING FOOTBALL IN THE YARD SUNDAY MORNINGS BEFORE BROOKSHIRE AND SUMMERALL CAME ON FOR 'THIS WEEK IN PRO FOOTBALL. PLAYING MORE FOOTBALL DURING HALFTIMES OF THE GAMES. WAITING IN LINE TO DRINK FROM THE GARDEN HOSE. CALLING MARCELLAS PIZZA AT NIGHT AND LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW WAITING FOR THEIR LITTLE WHITE DELIVERY VOLKSWAGONS WITH THE LIT UP SIGN TO PULL UP TO YOUR DOOR. HEAVEN.
Jeff 08-Sep-2007 21:28
I was on the 'Skipper Chuck and the Popeye Playhouse' show twice. My family and I held a Fair at our house where we raised money for Muscular Dystrophy, which was through the Skipper Chuck show, and my siblings and I went on there to tell how much money we raised. Skipper Chuck was great!
Paula 07-Sep-2007 21:47
I loved Chuck Zink! He picked my postcard from the bin too--and sent me an Easy Bake Ovenm Giant Sugar Daddy candy, and some other goodies. Much to my surprise, 30 years later, I learned that my favorite jazz and standards radio show was hosted by Chuck Zink... whom I'd always fondly remembered from the telethons and balloon drop time....Thanks for the smiles, Skipper Chuck.
Java John 26-Aug-2007 03:23
Yeah, watched the Skipper most mornings before school.
I remeber before school years going to an event at the Zayre's in Hialeah that featured Chuck & his partner Banjo Billy.
5 or 6 years later when we lived in West Miami, I was selling TV guide subscriptions, knocked on a door that I passed daily - and it was one of my heroes Banjo Billy that lived there! And we never knew.
Ralph Rivera 04-Aug-2007 01:46
I used to watch Skipper Chuck every morning? I don't remember . . But I remember sending is a postcard for the "balloon drop" and my postcard was picked! I won a few trinkets. The only one I remember was the boot-shaped leather key chain from Bob's? Western Wear. I'm not sure about the "Bob's" part, but it was a western wear store and one of the show's sponsors. Oh yeah -- and those "backyard carnival" kits for muscular dystrophy. I had such grand plans as an elementary school boy. I got the kit, but never held the carnival . . .
Guest 27-Jul-2007 17:20
Thanks for the photo, I had forgotten what Skipper Chuck looked like. I watched the show fequently and went there for my 6th or 7th birthday. I was up on a top bleacher and recall how strange it was to see Skipper's back all the time as he talked to the camera, how dull it seemed during commercials as he really wasn't talking to us, and seeing where some kids had tossed old BK wrappers behind the bleachers. I recall my mom being given a jar of fruit as a gift. This was about 1961. Despite the 'real world' awakening, I have very fond memories of the Skipper Chuck show, thank you Skipper!
Guest 27-Jul-2007 16:16
In Chuck Zink's later years he was on the radio in Palm Beach County. He also helped advertise Century Village in Palm Beach County and I was always reminded of his early years in Miami and when I was a little girl growing up, listening to him.
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Guest 16-Jul-2007 13:16
One of our "Class of 59" classmates, Susie Mishket was a regular on the Skipper Chuck Show and was known as "Second Mate Susie"(Of course we fondly renamed her "Second-Rate Susie"). I am not sure how long she appeared on the show but she was awfully cute in her sailor-suit costume.
Roberta Perry Hughes 06-Jul-2007 12:27
OOPS! I think the birthday cake mentioned below came from Old South Bar-B-Q Ranch, NOT the Bonfire Restaurant, as I don't think there was a Bonfire Restaurant in Miami. The "little person" spokesman personally brought the cake to Popeye's Playhouse, & he was dressed in a cowboy outfit, if memory serves me correctly. Does anyone remember him? I cannot remember his name, but he was very nice, & friendly.
Roberta Perry Hughes 05-Jul-2007 17:58
Our Brownie Troop 580 was on Popeye's Playhouse, ca. 1957. I told Skipper Chuck that I could wiggle my nose like the puppet, Leroy the Lion, & the camera zoomed in on my nose, & I alternately flared my nostrils. There was another puppet, Nippy the Mouse, who would always stick his nose in to the icing of the birthday cake from the Bonfire Restaurant. The spokesman for the Bonfire Restaurant, & visitor of Popeye's Playhouse, was a very nice "little person," but I cannot remember his name.
Skipper Chuck himself was very friendly to us Brownies. Our den mother was Mrs. Jones, whose daughter Eleanor was a member of our Troop. Meetings were every Thursday, & dues were .10 cents. I still have my Brownie pin, & the Girl Scout pin I got when we "flew up," but I didn't continue with Scouts, so never got the GS
uniform.
Only the happiest memories here! If you were in my Brownie Troop, please email me! I'd love to hear from you! robertah47@aol.com
Guest 01-Jul-2007 17:43
Our neighborhood "gang" of playmates were on the Popeye Playhouse around 1958. I remember how cold the A/C was. The Burger King coupons were great! Chuck Zinc was a hero to us kids, and a genuine Icon of our Baby Boomer generation in Miami (also Rick Shaw, of course). I enjoyed listening to Chuck on the AM radio show he had before he passed away. Gone from SoFla now, but will always have my memories of old Miami - a wonderful place to grow up in. Bill Sullivan.
Guest 20-Jun-2007 20:09
I used to watch Skipper Chuck everyday, even though at the time didn't understood a word he said. But his face, eyes and his laughter won me over.
"Thank you Skipper Chuck for the Memories"
jdm 15-Jun-2007 21:59
I was once in the audience for a Skipper Chuck show in the early 1970's when my cousin was a guest for winning a child beauty pageant. I remember it well because it was one of those shows where the entire audience was a Brownie troupe all wearing their uniforms. I remember how odd her brother and I look on the studio monitors sitting on the bleachers next to them all. I also remember Scrubby being a real card during the cartoons and the commercials.
Guest 13-Jun-2007 21:50
I remember Popeye playhouse because I was on it .. I was in the Brownies and our troop got too go on it was fun and scary at the same time .. I was very little and never been on t.v. but I also loved it .. I will never forget Skipper Chuck I admired him and all his accomplishments.. R.I.P Skipper YOU ARE LOVED AND REMEMBERED ALL AROUND... ALWAYS A LIL BROWNIE( SANDY)
duke 04-Jun-2007 22:42
my brother and i and also several of my cousins were on chuck zink's show several times. popeye playhouse. when a commercial would come on he was one of the meanest persons i had ever met!! Not just to me but also to my brother, i wont go into detail.any way i begged my mom not to send me there on his show anymore. told her i would rather stand in the corner or stay in my room all day. When we were on the air he was super nice. But when we were off the air WATCH OUT!! But anyway i enjoyed the cartoons. Its funny i have not thought of him for years isnt it funny how old memories will come back and haunt you!!
Harriet V. 29-May-2007 04:15
If I'm not mistaken, there is an actress on the TV show, Crossing Jordan, that was a performer on the Skipper Chuck Show during it's later years. Would anybody know if I'm right?
Guest 25-May-2007 01:08
My twin brother and I along with our brother two years older than us where on the show around 1961 or 1962. We got a free Burger King hamburger that was dry and plain, but we all sat there and said 'yum.' We wondered why we were able to watch ourselves on TV the next morning while we got dressed for school (South Hialeah Elem.) My twin died the next year, but my older brother and I have laughed and talked about our few minutes of fame many times through the years. One of many fond memories. Thanks for this photo.