Bon Voyage, Captain Fork.
Or "Capt. Fork," as he was invariably abbreviated. He was really Craig "Chris" Dexter Calame, or "C.M. Calam" when credited as a writer, but you could just call him Mugsy. That was the name he went by as a performer on "The Uncle Floyd Show," a mainstay of my television viewing in the late 70's and early 80's. I know nothing about him, except that he seemed like he could be one of my older brothers' cool friends, and he never failed to make me laugh. He was not an actor or a comedian, but certainly an entertainer. It may have been something as simple as dangling an enormous balloon from a stick and string, repeatedly bouncing it off Floyd Vivino's porkpie hat until Floyd blew a gasket. It may have been his puppeteering, somehow sparking the dour, stiff Hugo Man of a Thousand Faces into a happy-go-lucky chorus boy. Even if a Bob Dilly bit ran several verses too long, it was still fun to watch. It was like watching a friend, and you tend to be more charitable with friends. Besides, who knows how to make you laugh better than your friends? But that was the Uncle Floyd Show for you, and maybe you had to be there. Anyway, so long, Mugsy! Walkin' out! (Oh wait, that was Artie Delmar...)