Beloved children’s TV show “Captain Kangaroo” is getting a reboot, courtesy of Mark Wahlberg.
The “Transformers” actor was inspired to revive the series, which ran from 1955 to 1984 with Bob Keeshan as host, because he was looking for “cool ways” to get his kids interested in science, technology, math, and engineering.
“I was thinking what made me interested in school was ‘Captain Kangaroo’,” he says on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, telling the audience his production company is searching for a new host.
“We are bringing a cool STEM scientist as Captain Kangaroo,” he explains. “We need somebody a little younger, a little cooler, a little hipper.”
“No one questioned that haircut. That was the haircut he wore for a long time and we still liked him,” host Ellen DeGeneres says.
Plans for the series seem fluid as Wahlberg explains he’s not sure if it will be a children’s morning show nor where it will air just yet.
“It’s still in its infancy but we are making it happen.”