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Art Linkletter - The Man Who Interviewed Children

Updated on February 13, 2015

Kids Say The Darndest Things

During the early TV years, Art Linkletter had a way with entertaining people of all ages. I remember my Mother watching his television show, and both of us would watch his interviews with children. They were always a favorite.

His wit and sense of humor blend with perfection to make the child or child at heart feel at home.

The Best Of Kids Say The Darndest Things

This is a tribute to the man who put kids on the map in the 1950s and 1960s. Art Linkletter was one of the first people to make the transition from radio to television, and his interviews with children will remain forever timeless.


Aaron & The Thorpe School With Art Linkletter

Art Linkletter and The Kids - Part 1

Art Linkletter and The Kids - Part 2

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Interviews With Art Linkletter

One can learn a lot about a person through how they are interviewed, and how they handle an interview. Below are some of the Art Linkletter interviews found on YouTube.

Art Linkletter: TV Hall Of Famer

Art Linkletter In Boulder City

An Interview From The Archives

Art Linkletter With Larry King

Art Linkletter and Timothy Leary

Art Linkletter With Herb Klein

Learn More About Art Linkletter

Good books are a great way to learn more about this wonderful American icon.

Always Remember

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."

Here's To Art Linkletter

I remember my Mother telling me that when I was a little girl, I confused her because I asked her to 'peon' the door. It took her awhile, but she finally figured I was having a little trouble with the word 'open.'.

Did you say something out of the ordinary when you were little? How about as an adult? Did your little one make you laugh with their twist on the English language? You are welcome to share your smile here, and your time here is appreciated. Please stop back often to see what is new . . .

© 2007 Tonie Cook

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    • MBurgess profile image

      Maria Burgess 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      I loved watching Art's interviews. We used to get a good laugh out of his program! =) Thanks for sharing!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I used to love watching Art Linkletter and thought he was the smartest man. I am sure I gave my own twist to a lot of words but just can't think of any right now. I will have to check back.

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      Nancy Carol Brown Hardin 

      6 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Gosh that would be too many years ago for me to remember anything funny I said as a child. My nephew once had to say a poem in a school assembly, and during his practicing forever said, "liver, giver and a wing," or "lizard, gizzard and a wing," as he was describing his Thanksgiving dinner. We could never get him to say it right...then comes the day of assembly, and lo and behold, a miracle. He said, "liver, gizzard and a wing," perfectly. Funny little kids. Love this lens about Art Linkletter, I remember him very well.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      It was such fun to visit here and remember Art Linkletter. I have fond memories of Kids Say The Darndest Things!

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      8 years ago

      Art Linkletter was a wonderful man. He was classy. His attitude toward life and other people was greatly to be admired.

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      Vicki Green 

      8 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I don't recall anyone mentioning anything I said that was out of the ordinary but my younger brother called a "fire truck" a "Thire Fruck" which could be easily mistaken for something else! I remember Art Linkletter's conversations with kids. I think the thing that impressed me most is that he always seemed so respectful and kind as he talked with them.

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      David Gardner 

      8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Nice lens and nice tribute to Art Linkletter!

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      David Gardner 

      8 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Nice lens and nice tribute to Art Linkletter!

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      9 years ago

      My kid (he will be 39 this year) stills says the darndest things. He can explain a story and have you laughing your head off. Great lens ***** and a favorite. Oh, yes, congrats to the "100" lens, you probably are there by now. We are buds over at KABs Squids.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      9 years ago from Concord VA

      Man, I could write a whole lens on funny things my (now 15 year old) grandson used to say. Once he looked at me and asked, "Grandma, how did you live to be so old?" :-) I was only about 49 at the time! Love this brings back memories! I used to love to watch that show!

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      drifter0658 lm 

      9 years ago

      I remember watching the Art Linketter show as well. The two things I remember were his expressive reactions to the children's response, and the transition I made from not getting why everyone was laughing at the children, to laughing.


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