Question: My sisters and I remember a children's show back in the early '60s that featured a friendly giant. I don't remember much, but I do remember that he'd reach down and open the front of a miniature grandfather clock to set the time, and there was a rocking chair rocking. Can you help us remember what show this was? — Cheryl, Tallahassee, Fla.
Televisionary: You're thinking of The Friendly Giant, a kids' show starring the late Robert Homme as the titular giant, who together with pals Rusty and Jerome (a chicken and a giraffe) and other friends, entertained children for more than a quarter-century. The show was created at a small Wisconsin TV station in 1954, but moved up to Canada and the Canadian Broadcasting System four years afterward. Sadly, Homme passed away in 2000 at the age of 81.