When I was a little girl, in the 1960s, television stations did local children's programming. The result was one-of-a-kind, low-budget creativity - with stop animation and live men taking on characters like Bozo the Clown, Ray Rayner, and Captain Kangaroo.
I always knew it was Christmas when WGN would air my favorite short "cartoons": Suzy Snowflake, Frosty the Snowman, and Hardrock, Coco, and Joe - formally titled The Three Little Dwarfs. I would sit in rapt attention in front of our black-and-white television set, bowl of Cocoa Wheats in hand, and enjoy these holiday classics.
My husband remembers it, too. And, we tried to share the video clipwith my daughter - who was five at the time. She declared it "scary". I guess it is, by today's standards, but the music is catchy - and there is a wry bit of humor that I still find entertaining.
I think I'll grab a bowl of Cocoa Wheats and revert to my childhood!
Here it is:
Hard Rock, Coco, and Joe video