The show premiered November 1950 and featured human actors along with hand puppets
as a kids TV show. Rootie was a boy who really liked the kazootie as well as sports, that is why he always wore his baseball cap. Puppeteer Paul Ashley controlled Rootie's movements, as well as EL Squeako Mouse and Naomi Lewis gave voice to them. Rootie had a little girl friend name Poka Dotti, and Rootie's pup Gala Poochie Pup as well as the arch villian Poison Zoomack, who was voiced by Frank Milano.