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Dusty's Treehouse was a children's television program which starred Stu Rosen and featured the puppets of Tony Urbano. Rosen was the creator and co-executive producer, and based it on a program he did in 1966-67 on KCET, now the PBS station in Los Angeles. The show won eight Emmy Awards.

Dusty's Treehouse originated from KNXT (now KCBS-TV), the local CBS flagship TV station in Los Angeles. It ran from 1970-1980 and was briefly syndicated nationally (including on the rest of the CBS O&O stations), and then appeared in reruns on the children's cable TV channel Nickelodeon for four additional seasons.

The show consisted of Dusty's conversations in his treehouse with his animal friends, including Maxine the crow, Scooter the squirrel, and Stanley the red-haired spider in tennis shoes. Dusty also went on field trips to factories to see how products were made. Shadow puppets enacted fairy tales too.

Tribute website to the show, as well as other locally-produced Los Angeles TV shows


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