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The New Zoo Revue

Updated on September 8, 2014

The New Zoo Revue Television Show

The New Zoo Revue was a children's television show in the 1970s. There were five main characters, Doug. Emmy Jo, Freddy the Frog, Charlie the Owl, and Henrietta Hippo. During most episodes, they debated topics such as being polite, trustworthy, honest, and other popular themes of the day. They were to teach children how to live and be helpful. It was a little corny, but nonetheless, the New Zoo Revue was entertaining. (Not New Zoo Review, but properly New Zoo Revue)

History of the New Zoo Revue

The New Zoo Revue got it start in 1969. A local TV station in Los Angeles wanted a children's show. Barnara Atlas is credited with creating the show after she wanted to design costumes for her own show. The station wanted her to design costumes for their own show. She was able to come up with the costumes and story for the New Zoo Revue. In 1971, it went national when it was syndicated. The New Zoo Revue was a different type of children's show. Instead of topics like colors and the alphabet, this show concentrated on teaching moral values like cheating and stealing.

Doug Momary and Emily Peden

Doug and Emily created The New Zoo Revue. They were married in 1972. Doug played Doug, and Emily played Emmy Jo. Guess what? They did not disappear after the show was canceled on 1977, AND, they are still married today!

They run which is involved doing productions in Las Vegas.

Other New Zoo Revue Castmembers

The voices of:

Freddie Frog - Joni Robbins

Henrietta Hippo - Larri Thomas

Charlie the Owl - Bob Holt

Other "Humans" in the New Zoo Revue:

Mr. DIngle, a postman was a dressed up Chuck Woolery. The same guy who did Wheel of Fortune first and Love Connection. You would not have recognized him!

Mrs. Goodbody who was the nosy woman who ran the All New Zoo Revue Gazette, played by Fran Ryan. She died in 2000 and also played Doris Ziffel on Green Acres.

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    • PaigSr profile image


      5 years ago from State of Confusion

      Owl was my favorite. And the show about the art contest is still in my memories.

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      6 years ago

      I never saw this show, but it looks like it was fun.

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      6 years ago

      Henrietta was my fav...I had dishes,pots, & pans with her on them..wish I still had them...I still have a stuffed hippo my grandma gave me when I was 6 and in the hospital...& of what did I name her...Henrietta...

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      6 years ago

      I loved this show

    • ColorPetGifts profile image


      6 years ago

      Looks like great fun!

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      Joan Hall 

      6 years ago from Los Angeles


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      6 years ago

      Great lens,nicely done! Squidlike

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      6 years ago

      I loved this show ,and like meny other 10 year olds male ,had my 1st crush on Emmy Jo .

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      7 years ago

      I've seen a few episodes. It was good stuff for kids.

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      Linda Hoxie 

      8 years ago from Idaho

      I don't remember this show but it looks like a cute one!


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