Sunday, October 26, 2008

Matty's Funday Funnies

This ad is from November 1960. Matty's Funday Funnies was actually an ABC show sponsored by the Mattel Toy Company. It was hosted by a cartoon boy named Matty, featuring cartoons of Casper the Friendly Ghost and other characters. The show was supposed to air on Sunday's but at this time we were about three years away from having a full-time ABC affiliate, which would be WGHP channel 8 in High Point,NC. I loved this show as a kid. It eventually became Matty's Funday Funnies with Beany and Cecil and then just Beany and Cecil. I think it was good of WFMY channel 2 in Greensboro to work as many of the ABC shows into their schedule as possible. Otherwise we would have missed some great stuff.

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