devoted to the 1976 Saturday morning show, The Kids from: C.A.P.E.R.
Those who remember it can never forget it . . . and still love it.
mission statement: To thoroughly research the show, give it the
recognition it deserves, locate the episodes and finally get them released on
website is a work in progress! While we will have no set schedule to
update, we will add information and news whenever it becomes available to
us! Any and all updates will be posted in the box below and on our Twitter
page, so be sure to check back with us often!
- Valerie Landsburg
(who played Dunga Gin in the C.A.P.E.R. episode of the same
name) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for
a movie she will direct entitled Offer
& Compromise. Spread the word and help out
if you can!
- We'd like to wish
Steve Bonino a very happy birthday today! Check out
website and drop him a line to let wish him a Happy
Birthday if you like!
- We're closing
2013 by adding a really nice publicity photo of John
Lansing which was released during his Broadway run in
the musical Grease. Happy New Year, C.A.P.E.R.
fans! And thank you all for your continued support of
- We have added a
new publicity photo taken
on the set of The Goodfather which was ultimately used in
the TV Guide ad for NBC's Smilin' Saturday Mornin' lineup in
- We have added a
new promotional photo from the 1981 made-for-TV movie Thornwell
featuring Cosie Costa to his Television
- Steve Bonino
returned to The Doug and Judy Show on KCTY FM Long Beach
radio to promote his CD The Peace Rocks Sessions, and
you can now watch the full interview below!
- Wishing John
Lansing a very happy birthday today! We're looking
forward to reading more Jack Bertolino novels, hopefully
- Many thanks to
all of the C.A.P.E.R. fans who helped contribute to Steve Bonino's Indiegogo
campaign for his new project Children
of the Moon! The total ended up at $1,405, which
is terrific! The C.A.P.E.R. Project will be giving the
band a check for that same amount, and we will definitely
keep everyone up-to-date with news about the album!
- Today marks the
37th anniversary of the day when The Kids from C.A.P.E.R.
first debuted on NBC. In honor of this anniversary,
The C.A.P.E.R. Project is pleased to announce that we're
going to match the amount raised for Steve Bonino's Indiegogo
campaign for his new project Children
of the Moon, dollar for dollar, up to $2,500!
(That means that if the campaign reaches $2,500 or more,
we'll add another $2,500 to the amount, or we'll double any
amount under $2,500!) C.A.P.E.R. fans have already
been super generous with their donations and the matching
funds will include all the money which has been raised to
date. But if you haven't made a donation yet or wish
to donate a little more, know your money will go twice as
far! We feel that this is especially appropriate
today, considering it's also the anniversary of 9/11 and
there is such a strong message of peace and love behind the
music of Children of the Moon. Steve's genuine and
heartfelt songwriting and lyrics are sorely needed in this
world. We believe 100% in this project and want to do
everything we can to help make this album a reality, so
please help any way you can to enable us to reach that
monetary goal! Thanks, everyone!
- We're very
pleased to announce the winner of our Rob
Hegel / Road Signs Contest and that person is . . .
Chuck C.! Our heartfelt congratulations to you, and
many thanks to all of you who took the time to enter the
contest! Stay tuned for more contests in the future!
- We have added
some new material to the site! First we have an
interesting article from an issue of the Los
Angeles Times TV Times magazine which was published one
week before the debut of the show and includes a rare color
photo of the Kids in their first costumes on the set of The
Goodfather. We have also added a nice paparazzi
photo of John Lansing
taken by Ed Geller at an unknown event. And finally
you have just under a week now to enter the Rob
Hegel / Road Signs Contest and win yourself that unique
autographed C.A.P.E.R. album, so fill out your entry and
send it in today!
- Steve Bonino's
new band, Children
of the Moon, is running an Indiegogo campaign to raise
money for the production of their first album! This
music, which was written by Steve, is very unique and
special, so this is a project we should all get
behind! Check out the video below and then visit their
campaign website to donate! Every donation, no
matter how small, will help to make this project happen!
- A heads up that
Steve Bonino will be a featured artist on Rocker's
Dive Radio online tomorrow night (August 12th) from 8:00
p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT) and will
also be in the chat room to converse with everyone! Be
sure to tune in if you can!
- C.A.P.E.R. fans,
we have a very exciting announcement for you! We're
holding our very first contest, and you're going to love the
prize, which was generously donated by our friend and
C.A.P.E.R. songwriter Rob Hegel! It's the Rob
Hegel / Road Signs Contest and we're giving away an
original copy of the C.A.P.E.R. soundtrack album signed by
Rob Hegel, Steve Bonino, John Lansing and Cosie Costa!
For more information and to learn how to enter, visit the Contest
page of our website! And good luck, everyone!
We've added a new category to our Photos section. You
can now see pictures of some of the Merchandise
that was produced for C.A.P.E.R., including the album,
single, eight-track cassette, Micro Mighty Mo Big Bologna
and the proposed action figures from Ideal.
- Steve Bonino was
interviewed by AiiRadio's DJ Tony Romero today, and now you
can listen to the entire show below. Steve talks about his new album
Peace Rocks, C.A.P.E.R. and lots more! Great
interview, don't miss it!
can now help Oklahoma rebuild after the devastating
tornados and at the same time enjoy some great music!
Steve Bonino has generously donated his hauntingly beautiful
song The Hurt'll Go Away to the Tornado
13 Musicians Benefit EP for Moore, Oklahoma, which you
can purchase for just $5.00 (although you can pay any amount
you wish!) Our hearts and prayers go out to all of
those effected by the storms!
- If you missed Steve Bonino on
last night, the show has been archived on their website and
you can also now view it on YouTube (embedded below!)
Thanks to Doug and Judy for having Steve on as their guest!
- A last minute
heads-up that Steve Bonino will be interviewed live on KCTYFM.org
tonight at 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time to promote his album Peace
Rocks. He'll also perform a couple of songs, and
you can watch the live studio cam to see all the in-studio
happenings! Don't miss it!
- Many thanks to
C.A.P.E.R. fan Amy for letting us know that the mysterious
movie from Biff's early career called The Death of Sammy
is, in fact, the 1975 made-for-TV film The Dream Makers,
which marked the acting debut of Kenny Rogers. We have
amended Biff's biography to
include this new information!
- Steve Bonino will
be in the studio at Laguna Beach radio station KX
93.5 at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 29th to play some
solo acoustic tunes and promote his album Peace Rocks.
Be sure to tune in online to catch the show!
- Some fun things
to share with you as we start out the month of April.
First, be sure to check out Steve Bonino's latest FREE
on his website! Steve's got a lot of exciting
promotion going on for his album Peace Rocks, so be sure to
follow him on Twitter
as well to keep up with everything! John is continuing
his virtual book tour for his book The Devil's Necktie,
the latest stop being at Butterfly-o-Meter
Books! And our friends at Echo
Valley: The Original Bubblegum Music Podcast have
featured The Kids from C.A.P.E.R. once again in
episode #58! Thanks, Professor Bubblegum! We
have some fun stuff coming this month, C.A.P.E.R. fans, so
check in with us again soon!
- John Lansing has
set out on his first virtual book tour for The Devil's
Necktie! You can tag along and follow the journey
with the first stop at Fangtastic
Books (which also lists the complete itinerary . . . and
we'll be following his journey on Twitter
as well!) And be sure to follow Steve Bonino on Reverbnation!
He's going to be doing a lot of promotion for Peace Rocks
in the coming days, weeks, months, so stay tuned!
- Be sure to
check out Steve Bonino's March FREE download, the bitingly
clever ditty Vanity
Kills. And have you purchased your copy of
Steve's new album Peace
Rocks yet? If not, you're missing out on some great
music! Want to sample some of it before buying?
Check out Steve's updated Videos
page where you'll find music videos for several of the new
- John Lansing was
extremely generous in answering our questions in a newly
posted exclusive interview about his new novel, The
Devil's Necktie! If you haven't read it yet,
you're in for a real treat! Thanks again, John, for
your time and for writing such a great book!
- Don't forget to
check out Steve Bonino's February FREE download, the
wonderfully sweet song Baby
Rose. And while you're over there, don't
forget to purchase your copy of his new album Peace Rocks
- We'd like to wish
Steve Bonino a very, very happy birthday today! To
help him celebrate, let's all buy a copy of his album Peace
Rocks, available as a download on iTunes
and as your choice of a download or physical CD from CDBaby!
I highly recommend the CD, as the cover, sleeve and disc are
all awesome! Thanks, Steve!!
- Have now added
the Afternoon TV
article from July 1978 about Biff's work on As the World
Turns to our Articles section, as well as some new
information about Biff's life to his Biography
page (the new information is in red print.) Many
thanks to Biff's childhood friend, Frank McNeely, for
sharing his memories of Biff with us! We have also
added a page from a Bass Memorial Academy publication
featuring Biff to his photo
section (and thanks to Kevin for finding this for us!)
- Happy New Year,
fellow C.A.P.E.R. fans! 2013 promises to be a very
exciting year, thanks in no small part to John Lansing,
whose book The
Devil's Necktie has just been released! We're
very excited about John's first fiction thriller novel and
hope to see it become a series of books! If you
haven't ordered your copy yet, there's still time to get it
at its special introductory price of 99 cents (but that
price won't last forever, so order today!) Also
Steve's January FREE song download, The
Only Hope is Love, is also now available, and while
you're visiting his website to grab the song why not order
his new CD, Peace
Rocks as well? We'll have more information on
both of these exciting C.A.P.E.R. projects, as well as Rob
Hegel's new album offering, Road
Signs, coming later this month!
- We're very
pleased to announce that Steve's Bonino's long-awaited debut
album, Peace Rocks, is now available to purchase from
(also coming soon to iTunes and other online music
retailers!) It's a terrific album with lots of great
music and lyrics, and we know you'll just love it! So
be sure to drop by Steve's
website, as well as his new Facebook
page, and let him know what you think!
- Wishing everyone
reading this a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New
Year! We'll have much more information about all the
exciting projects of the C.A.P.E.R. alumni coming in 2013,
so stay tuned!