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Own a part of Indiana television history about the one and only Hal Fryar!

Hal Fryar, better known to his fans as Horseshoe Hal, Captain Hal, Harlow Hickenlooper and Grandpa Harlow, talks about those characters and how he got his start in the entertainment industry. Learn all about the man, the straw hat, the striped jackets and the many pies he got in the face. Go back in time and listen as Harlow tells the story in his own words.

Read an article about Hal published in the Hendricks County Flyer on February 20th, 2009 - Here’s Hal - DVD to document popular children’s TV show host from the ’60s - BY WADE COGGESHALL - Click here

Part 1
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Part 2
In part 2, Hal talks about about his co-stars and very close friends, Curley Meyers and Jerry Vance. Go back in time and listen as Harlow tells the story in his own words.
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Part 3
Hal talks fondly of his good friend and producer, Chuck O'Donnell. Also in this clip are Shari Lewis and William Shatner, who were among the many huge stars of the day that Harlow had on the Three Stooges show from 1960 through 1972.
Go back in time and listen as Harlow tells the story in his own words.
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Part 4
This clip continues with more of William Shatner and Harlow also gives us the history of his striped jackets and his famous hat! Harlow also discusses local television personalities on other channels in the early years, such as Cowboy Bob (Blaze), Janie (Hodge) and Sammy Terry (Bob Carter)
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Part 5
In this installment Hal discusses other local TV personalities, being a kid and there is a classic scene from the Indiana State Fair with Hal, Curley and Cap'n Star from the 1960's.
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Part 6
In this clip Harlow talks about the thousand of pies that have hit him in the face over the years.
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Part 7
This clip continues with Hal showing his outrageously funny side and his piano playing expertise, kind of. Also, he sings the Good Ship Lollipop as Shirley Simple.
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Part 8
This clip highlights Hal telling of his experience in 1965 when he flew to California to be in the Three Stooges movie, The Outlaws is Coming, with Moe, Larry and Curly Joe and eight other Three Stooges movie hosts from around the country. Hal also talks about his very funny blooper while filming and you will see it for yourself.
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Part 9
This section highlights Hal during Christmas time in the 1960's. He talks about Santa Claus and Christmas trees.
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Part 10
Hal visits the Indiana Soldier's and Sailor's Children's Home in the 1960's to entertain them and hand out Christmas presents to the kids. He also chats about the many birthday parties he has attended and sings his famous Happy Birthday Song.
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Part 11
Hal is inducted into the The Richard M. Fairbanks Indiana Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame. 2008.



 

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