Trivia

Hard

Crayola’s Iconic 64-Crayon Box Was Introduced On Which Of These TV Shows?

Reading Rainbow
Captain Kangaroo
Sesame Street
Mr. Roger's Neighborhood

Answer: Captain Kangaroo

Among iconic products, there are few that can compete with the immediate recognition Crayola brand crayons have and few product packages are more universally recognized than the gold and green flip-top box they come in.

While the company has used the gold and green color scheme since 1905 (the redesigned “Gold Medal” label No. 8 box), what truly differentiated the Crayola brand from its competitors was the release of the 64-color box with tiered crayon placement and a built-in plastic sharpener. The box was introduced in 1958, where it debuted on the set of the popular children’s television show Captain Kangaroo.

Although we can certainly attribute the immediate popularity of the new Crayola box to the significant audience of Captain Kangaroo, the enduring popularity of the box was definitely due to the way it solved the problems of previous crayon boxes—the new box had many more colors as well as a way to sharpen dull crayons to make them feel new again.

Trivia

Easy

Which Actor’s Portrayal Of A Physical Disability Actually Injured Him?

Trivia

Hard

Microsoft Once Released An Official Windows Training Video Starring Cast Members From?

Trivia

Hard

Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, And Minority Report Are All Based On Works By?

Trivia

Hard

What Now Casual Fabric Was Once Billed As The Cloth Of Kings?

Trivia

Hard

The Outer Case Of The Atari Jaguar Game Console Lived On As A?

Trivia

Hard

The Largest Fresh Water Lake In The World Is Located in?

Trivia

Easy

Tim Burton Was Fired From Disney Over Which Of These Animated Shorts?

Trivia

Hard

The Largest Man-Made Explosion, Prior To The Invention Of The Atomic Bomb, Was A Result Of A?

Trivia

Hard

The Aluminum Christmas Tree Fad Was Cut Short By?

Trivia

Hard

Which Video Game Originally Included A Scratch And Sniff Disc?