Buffalo Bob, dressed in a cowboy outfit, opened each show by asking...
"It's Howdy Doody time
It's Howdy Doody time
Bob Smith and Howdy too
Say howdy-do to you.
Let's give a rousing cheer
Cause Howdy Doody time is here
It's time to start the show
So kids let's go!"
In addition to the Howdy Doody Show, Smith hosted the Gulf Road Show on NBC-TV during the 1948-49 season.
Buffalo Bob died in Hendersonville, North Carolina at the age of 80.
**"Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay" was 1st performed in Henry J. Sayer's revue "Tuxedo" in Boston in 1891.