Category: Video

Bob Duerr from the Como Park Zoo

Bob Duerr in 1967

We all remember Bob Duerr’s frequent visits to Lunch With Casey.   This is a vintage press photo from 1967.   The caption that came with the photo reads “What a way to weigh a python.  Bob Duerr, Como Zoo reptile keeper, stands on a scale with a 16-foot, 1-inch female regal python wrapped around him 1/9 […]

Queen Anne Kiddieland

Here is some very rare footage of Queen Anne Kiddieland in 1965. Casey Jones is not featured, but he made a lot of appearances at the park throughout the 50’s and 60’s. This footage came from the Flashbacks of St. Louis Park page on Facebook. Thanks to Jeanne Anderson for the link!

Breakfast with Casey Jones highlights

The Breakfast with Casey show ran on Ch. 29 in the early 1980’s.  Jim Barber played Casey’s sidekick, Charlie Caboose.   Since that time, Jim has gone on to be a successful performer and ventriloquist.  He performs regularly at the Hamner Barber Theater in Branson, Missouri.    Here are some highlights from the Breakfast with Casey show, […]

Roger Awsumb on Almanac – November 2001

This is one of Roger Awsumb’s last television appearances from 2001 on the program Almanac.   Roger talks about the early days of children’s television, attending Macalester College, working with Roundhouse and much more.   He even talks about this website.  This was recorded in 2001, a couple years after Roger visted me in Atlanta.   At the […]


One of the most popular segments on Lunch With Casey was Gumby, the animated clay series created by Art Clokey.   Starting in 1966, Gumby was syndicated to local stations around the country, including WTCN-11. Art Clokey created his first animated short, “Gumbasia” using clay figures in 1953.   This caught the attention of NBC, leading to […]