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I was on the Mayor Art (Popeye) show some time in the 60's  I got to  be the secretary for the day.  Unknown was that I suffered from Profound hearing loss at the time so I really couldn't hear anything I was suppose to do but fortunately for me one of the other kids told me what to do.  I picked out a boys name and he picked out mine.  It would be awesome to get a hold of that segment if someone could lead me.  My brother and a neighbor boy were also on it.

I was on the Mayor Art (Popeye) show some time in the 60's  I got to  be the secretary for the day.  Unknown was that I suffered from Profound hearing loss at the time so I really couldn't hear anything I was suppose to do but fortunately for me one of the other kids told me what to do.  I picked out a boys name and he picked out mine.  It would be awesome to get a hold of that segment if someone could lead me.  My brother and a neighbor boy were also on it.

My younger sisters and I were on the Mayor Art show in '66! He was quite a character, that Art Finley. We were in our little dresses -petticoats and all. My little 4 year old sister's ticket was drawn. The Mayor helped her down from the peanut gallery to the floor to select a prize from a big box of toys. Well, like I said she was only 4 and too small to reach into the big box, so Mayor Art lifted her up over the rim of the box, and I don't know if he lost his grip on her or it was intentional, but as she reached down for the prize, he let go and she remained hanging there with her little butt in the air. Camera man zoomed in for a long close up on her little frilly underpants and petticoat. We all just about died laughing. My aunt, who at that moment was walking downtown by a window with a bunch of tvs on tuned to the show, stopped to see what the crowd of people were laughing at. There was her niece's butt on all the tvs. Fun show, great memories. :)

I appeared on the Mayor Art show in the Spring of 1966 with my older brother. I was 5 and he was 8. We sat in bleachers full of other kids and I remember bring asked for my riddle. At the time, I had a fascination with Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer, so my riddle was, "Why did the boy jump in the mud?" "Because he wanted to be a mud boy!" I thought my riddle was so funny and clever, but of course nobody else did!

I will never forget being on the Mayor Art program. We lived in Saratoga and it was raining cats and dogs. I remember being transfixed by the lighting and the TV cameras. I thought that was so cool. I told a joke that would be considered racially insensitive now but wasn't then.

I wrote a letter when I was in the second grade and received tickets for me and my sister to be on the show.  It was a day I will never forget.  I was picked to be Mayor Art's secretary so I got a prize for that and then at the end of the show when they picked the person to win the big prize which was a visit to the vault to pick out what every you wanted..l that person  was also me!!!  I won everything, got to pick out a Barbie Dream House.  It was made out of a heavy duty cardboard but it was a dream house for this little girl from East Oakland.s

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