A site 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.

Our mission statement: To thoroughly research the show, give it the recognition it deserves, locate the episodes and finally get them released on DVD!


This 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!

  • July 1, 2016 - We're pleased to announce that Steve Bonino's new album Progress is now available for sale!  You can purchase the album using the links on his official website.  Here is a promotional video Steve put together to explain the album:

  • June 22, 2016 - Wishing Cosie Costa a very Happy Birthday today! 

  • June 1, 2016 - John Lansing's new book, Dead is Dead, is now available for sale via Amazon.  This is the third book in the Jack Bertolino series; great reading for crime thriller fans!  Many thanks, John, for creating this terrific series and we look forward to many more books! 

  • May 13, 2016 - Added some new information discovered by C.A.P.E.R. fan "Ancient" about the C.A.P.E.R. Band radios having been made from Mego's Star Trek Communicators!  Check it out on our Show History page.

  • October 16, 2015 - Wishing John Lansing a very happy birthday today!  Be sure to drop by his newly designed website for the latest news on his writing projects!

  • July 2, 2015 - Rob Hegel's new CD, Make It Magical, is now available to purchase from Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby!  Check out the first music video from the album below!

  • June 22, 2015 - We would like to wish Cosie Costa a very happy birthday today!

  • February 20, 2015 - Steve Bonino will be doing a radio interview with Tony Romero on The House of Prog this Saturday (February 21st) at 1:00 pm ET (10:00 a.m. PT) and introducing some of his new music! You can chat live on the site as well, so be sure to comment and let Steve know what you think!  Update: You can now listen to the archived show here!

  • February 1, 2015 - We would like to wish Steve Bonino a very happy birthday today!  Check out all of his great music at the website link above!

  • December 4, 2014 - If you're going to be near your computer or other internet-connected device tonight at 7:00 p.m. (Pacific Time, or more appropriately P.T.) you can catch Steve Bonino appearing on The Doug and Judy Show broadcasting live from Long Beach! Steve will be performing new music with Ted Zahn from their upcoming Zabocus release. Can't wait!

  • October 16, 2014 - We'd like to wish John Lansing a very happy birthday today!  To help celebrate the occasion, pre-order John's latest novel, Blond Cargo, which is due to be released next week (October 20th!)  It's the highly anticipated sequel to his first book The Devil's Necktie, which is a "can't-put-it-down" thriller.  More links to other retailers selling the e-book can be found on John's official website!

  • September 11, 2014 - Today marks the 38th anniversary of The Kids from C.A.P.E.R.'s debut on NBC.  Show your love and appreciation for the show by supporting the guys who made it happen!  Check out (and like) Steve Bonino's new Facebook page for his incredible cover band The Trip.  You can also pre-order John Lansing's new novel Blond Cargo for the Kindle and Nook, coming out October 20th!  And Rob Hegel will have two new songs on the upcoming Legends Shoulder to Shoulder CD being released by The Pete Quaife Foundation, and you can check out the new music video this cover version of The Kink's Tired of Waiting here!

  • June 22, 2014 - Wishing Cosie Costa a very Happy Birthday today!

  • May 3, 2014 - The new music video for Steve Bonino's song GodSexMoney from his Peace Rocks album has been released!  And here it is for your viewing pleasure!

  • February 9, 2014 - 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!

  • February 1, 2014 - We'd like to wish Steve Bonino a very happy birthday today!  Check out his official website and drop him a line to let wish him a Happy Birthday if you like! 

  • December 31, 2013 - 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 this website! 

  • December 19, 2013 - 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 1976! 

  • November 16, 2013 - We have added a new promotional photo from the 1981 made-for-TV movie Thornwell featuring Cosie Costa to his Television Photo Gallery!

  • October 26, 2013 - 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!

  • October 16, 2013 - Wishing John Lansing a very happy birthday today!  We're looking forward to reading more Jack Bertolino novels, hopefully soon!

  • September 18, 2013 - 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!  Thanks again!

  • September 11, 2013 - 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!

  • September 2, 2013 - 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!

  • August 25, 2013 - 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!

  • August 16, 2013 - 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 Indiegogo campaign website to donate!  Every donation, no matter how small, will help to make this project happen!

  • August 11, 2013 - 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!

  • July 19, 2013 - 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!

  • July 12, 2013 - 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.

  • June 15, 2013 - 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!

  • June 1, 2013 - You 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!

  • May 24, 2013 - If you missed Steve Bonino on KCTYFM.org 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!

  • May 23, 2013 - 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!

  • May 21, 2013 - 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!

For a list of earlier updates, click here!

We strive for accuracy!  If you see anything on this site which you believe is
incorrect, including facts, omissions, typos, broken links, etc., please let us know!

We'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed generously to this website!

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