Welcome Home (show)

"Critically praised and financially successful, "Welcome Home" dominated its Saturday-morning time slot with its colorful cast of puppets, entertaining and addictive stories, and lively sets unlike anything seen before! Surely a spectacle for audiences of all ages!"
-from the "What's Welcome Home?" page on the Welcome Home Restoration Project's website.

Welcome Home was an American children’s TV program created and produced by the Playfellow Workshop. It began airing on October 11th, 1969, and ended some time in 1974. The show’s primary medium was puppetry, although it also included animated and illustrated storybook segments. Despite the WHRP’s claims that the show was wildly popular with children and older audiences alike, no record of it or its parent company’s existence has been found, outside of what the WHRP has been able to recover.

Welcome Home's title card.

Welcome Home's title card.

Table of Contents

  1. Plot
  2. Characters
  3. Production History


Welcome Home’s primary setting was Home, a colorful town that was home to an equally colorful cast of puppets, collectively referred to as neighbors. Each episode began with Wally Darling introducing the focus or theme of the episode. Other characters would join him on his escapades until the end of the day, which signified the end of an episode. Each character had a unique recurring segment throughout the show's run. The viewer was regarded as an additional neighbor, despite not being a resident, with Wally in particular speaking to them on a regular basis.


Production History

Little is known about Welcome Home’s production history, save for the fact that Ronald Dorelaine is suspected to be the show's primary creator.