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#475077 - 09/19/01 10:09 AM The tickle trunk is closed...
peter mcdonalds of burger king land Offline
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#475078 - 09/19/01 10:12 AM Re: The tickle trunk is closed...
Steve Hogan Offline
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Mr. Dressup! That's too bad. Is the Gentle Giant still okay?
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#475079 - 09/19/01 10:30 AM Re: The tickle trunk is closed...
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#475080 - 09/19/01 04:34 PM Re: The tickle trunk is closed...
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Steve, I'm not sure if you meant the Friendly Giant or not, but if you did, sadly he too has passed on (about a year ago I think).

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#475081 - 09/19/01 06:08 PM Re: The tickle trunk is closed...
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Yesterday was a sad, sad day for many of us in the Great White North. For generations of children Mr. Dressup was part of the experience of growing up Canadian.

For me, as a child, he was the greatest childrens' entertainer, bar none. I watched him religiously. One time, I got to see him in person (with Casey and Finnegan on hand, too!). I was so excited, you'd have thought that Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny had come to town together!
I haven't watched his show for more than twenty years, but occasionally I'll flip through the channels and there he'll be, still pulling all kinds of cool stuff out of the grand old tickle trunk.

We will never see his like again.

later,
dave

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#475082 - 09/19/01 09:17 PM Re: The tickle trunk is closed...
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I agree. As a Canadian who grew up with Mr. Dressup I was crushed.


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#475083 - 09/20/01 12:34 AM Re: The tickle trunk is closed...
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Ernie was the last living idol from my childhood. Jim Henson died many years ago, as did Johnny Wayne (of Wayne and Shuster). I was hoping that I'd get a chance to see one of his live shows with my kids, but I guess we'll never get the chance.

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#475084 - 09/20/01 09:19 AM Re: The tickle trunk is closed...
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At least Rocket Robin Hood can never die.
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#475085 - 09/20/01 09:21 AM Re: The tickle trunk is closed...
Steve Hogan Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bill Angus:
Steve, I'm not sure if you meant the Friendly Giant or not, but if you did, sadly he too has passed on (about a year ago I think).


Yeah, that's what I meant. Too bad.

(Steve, American who spent time growing up near the Quebec border.)

[This message has been edited by Steve Hogan (edited 09-20-2001).]
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#475086 - 09/20/01 03:39 PM Re: The tickle trunk is closed...
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Oh, Rocket Robin Hood. And that Hercules show, with Toot or Pip or whatever that flute-playing thing was and Newton. And the first season of Inspector Gadget that Global still plays. Sigh. Childhood.

There was also some crazy animated show where a kid lived in a subway tunnel or something. I can't remember.

Oh, and one of my childhood idols is still alive…Rick Greene.

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