Why was Bob McAllister fired from Wonderama?

Why was Bob McAllister fired from Wonderama?

In 1975, Monty Hall, impressed by McAllister, flew him out to Los Angeles to host a pilot for a new ABC game show called Carnival. By all accounts, the pilot was well-done, but it was never picked up as a series. He was forced to leave Wonderama following the series’ Christmas Day 1977 broadcast.

Is Bob McAllister from Wonderama still alive?

Deceased (1935–1998)Bob McAllister / Living or Deceased

Who did Wonderama?

Sonny Fox
Sonny Fox, who as the host of the children’s television show “Wonderama” presided over a four-hour combination of fun and learning on Sunday mornings from 1959 to 1967, died on Jan. 24 in Encino, Calif. He was 95.

Was Bob McAllister married?

McAllister, who was married and divorced twice, is survived by his mother, Peg McAllister of Virginia Beach, Va.; three daughters, Susan Abbott of Clearwater, Fla., Robin McAllister of Manhattan and Molly Jo McAllister of Ossining, N.Y., and three grandchildren.

When did Bob McAllister host wonderama?

Following the frequent turnover of hosts throughout the 1950s, Wonderama experienced its greatest viewership by way of one-time Baltimore kids’ show host Bob McAllister, who replaced Sonny Fox as host in 1967 and remained in that role until 1977.

Is Sonny Fox alive?

Deceased (1925–2021)Sonny Fox / Living or Deceased

Where was wonderama taped?

New York City

Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 26
Production location New York City

How long did wonderama last?

Original release January 1, 1955 – December 25, 1977, 1980–1983, December 25, 2016 – present
External links

Was Sonny Fox married?

He married his wife Gloria (née Benson) Fox and had three sons and one daughter.

Is Sonny Fox still alive?

What channel is wonderama?

MetromediaWonderama / Network
Wonderama was produced at New York’s Metromedia-owned WNEW-TV Channel 5, and also aired in other Metromedia markets including Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Kansas City, Cincinnati and Minneapolis-St.

What did you bring to the Aardvark song?

I’ll never forget the first time we participated in the Aardvark Song–where the kids were asked to bring and show-off unusual items from home: I brought in a large leather-bound book from the 1800s (unusual enough to have all the kids ask to check it out) and my little sister brought an oversized wooden salad fork and spoon.

What is Wonderama?

Get your FREE 30 Day Trial! Wonderama was the nation’s local kid show – delivered every week via cable TV over the Metromedia Superstations. Host Bob McAllister assaulted the senses for three hours every Sunday – and made a lot of friends over the years!

Do You Remember Wonderama before Bob McAllister?

I have vague recollections of Wonderama before Bob McAllister, but he was the guy who entertained me as a kid. His show went on all morning, like the Thanksgiving Day Parade did once a year.

What were the tapings of Wonderama like?

I went on ‘Wonderama’ about three times and here’s some information regarding tapings. The show was staged at WNEW/Metromedia television studios at 205 East 67th Street in New York, just a few blocks down from the old Jim Henson shop. Overall Wonderama tapings were pretty long. You arrived mid week at 9 A. M.