The Wallace and Ladmo Show was more than just your average children’s show. After airing for over 35 years, the program is one of the longest-running, daily, locally-produced children’s shows in American history. It’s been nominated for a number of awards and even pulled in nine regional Emmy’s. Part of its success can be attributed to the show’s sharp-witted humor.
A Television Legend Is Born
The Wallace And Ladmo Show was a beloved television show that entertained with a mix of cartoons, zany characters, and live skits. It premiered as It’s Wallace? on KPHO-TV Channel 5 in Phoenix, Arizona in January 1954 and aired until December 1989.
The hour-long show aired daily on Mondays through Fridays and was performed in front of a live studio audience. Its satirical humor that poked fun at everything from local politics to their own sponsors captivated kids and adults alike and helped make it one of the longest-running, daily, locally-produced children’s television shows in American broadcasting history.