|Like these Punch and Judy characters, (which aren't actually Punch and Judy themselves.)|
|Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd with 'Bergen', as they called him. (Otherwise known as Edgar Bergen.) Charlie's 'sister' Candice Bergen said Charlie had his own room in their house. Why not? He helped pay for it.|
|Like this guy.He's a shadow puppet and a rod puppet.|
As a kid I loved watching ventriloquists on TV. I even bought a Howdy Doody dummy, as I mentioned recently, and tried to learn ventriloquism.(In spite of what Ivy thinks, I'm really not that bad!) I did a puppet show for my 3rd grade class using hand or 'glove' puppets, which I ended up performing for all the other classes too. (The subject was Conservation, quite a big thing in the early 70's, when I was in 3rd grade.) I also considered being a puppeteer, brought on by my love for a group of puppets I had been watching on TV almost as long as I could remember.I'm talking, of course, about the crowned heads of 'living dolls', The Muppets.
|Muppets creator Jim Henson, (Uhh, he's the guy in the front, center...) with Muppets from Sesame Street,and The Muppet Show/movies.Henson was born in Mississippi in 1936.|
This is the Fisher Price Scooter doll, made in 1978.
|He has velcro on his hands so he can do...this?|
|He can also do this.|
|His orange yarn bangs are worn down quite a bit.He's a hard to find character though, and one of the few Scooters made, so I was really excited to find him at Salvation Army recently.|
|Cool Muppet Show logo on his jacket. It's supposed to be on his back, but , oh well.|
|I love his tennis shoes.|
|He can't really stand unsupported. He's doing a lot of leaning.|
|He's about 14 or 15" tall.|
Tomorrow is another Skipper Saturday.See you then.