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Bison Bill and Gabby Hayes took his place as hosts for a short time until his return in 1955. Clarabell never spoke on the show until after the closing credits of the very final episode! Even then, while nearly in tears, all Clarabell said was, "Goodbye, Kids". Clarabell would communicate on the show by using two horns. Honking one of them meant "Yes" and honking the other meant "No". Unlike many of the series of that day that had only one sponser, companies were begging to sponsor the Howdy Doody Show! Among them.