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!

  • 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!

  • April 26, 2013 - 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!

  • April 2, 2013 - 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 download, Reason, 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 and Facebook 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!

  • March 15, 2013 - 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!

  • March 2, 2013 - 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 songs!

  • February 7, 2013 - 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!

  • February 6, 2013 - 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 as well! 

  • February 1, 2013 - 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!!

  • January 26, 2013 - 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!)

  • January 1, 2013 - 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!

  • December 27, 2012 - We're very pleased to announce that Steve's Bonino's long-awaited debut album, Peace Rocks, is now available to purchase from CDBaby (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!

  • December 24, 2012 - 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!

For a list of earlier updates, click here!

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