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Hotel Balderdash on KTVX

Filed under: Living in SLC, UT,Living in Utah — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

Hotel Balderdash was a FAVORITE show of mine when I was a kid. It was a cartoon show hosted by Cannonball and Harvey (I don’t remember Raymond). In fact, I LEARNED the meaning of the word “balderdash” because of the name of that show. Here is a nostalgia clip that KTVX did about it.

Hotel Balderdash on KTVX Channel 4 in UTIn the past, I’ve talked about Nightmare Theater, which was also on KTVX:

For Halloween, I was looking for video about it on YouTube and found Hotel Balderdash instead. Just hearing that theme song brought back so many memories!

At Hotel Balderdash, I get my morning started right!

To this day, we still sing the Happy Birthday song like this because of Hotel Balderdash:

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday to you!

Happy Birthday dear Mom!

Happy Birthday to you!

And many more!

From Channel Four!

Right out the door!

Hotel Balderdash KTVX Channel 4 in UT with Harvey & CannonballMy dream was to someday be on Hotel Balderdash, just like all those kids I saw every day. I wanted to meet Harvey and Cannonball. I really liked Cannonball because he was fat, like me, but he was on TV and really cool, so I thought he could teach me about how to be cool, even though I was fat. I thought maybe he could teach me how to stop the other kids from making fun of me.

I never did get to meet Cannonball, but Hotel Balderdash still has a large swath of my childhood memories devoted to it. To this day, I am so grateful to all of the people who made it possible.



  1. Hi there,

    I think that this episode on “cannonballharveyshow” (http://cannonballharveyshow.podcastpeople.com) may be interesting for you. Check it out!

    Comment by Harvey — 6/21/2013 @ 7:47 am

  2. For 40 years I’ve regretted that I never got a Harvey bag. It isn’t a BiG regret, but still…

    Comment by Chad — 8/9/2014 @ 3:55 pm

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