Sunday, January 6, 2013
Retro TV and Toys for The Very Young - Mr. Dressup
Happy New Year! Recently we have been watching some Mr. Dressup dvd's from the library. I have great memories of this show from when I was a kid. It ran for a long, long time - 1967-1996! Mr. Dressup was originally a puppeteer for Mr. Rogers. Did any of you watch this show? Do you remember Casey and Finnegan and their tree house, the Tickle Trunk with all of the dressup clothes, Mr. Dressup's drawings and crafts, and the owl on the wall? ('too-whit, too-whooo! I always was a little bit scared of him!) Mr. Dressup (Ernie Coombs) died in 2001. Mr. Dressup is a great part of Canadian culture - I wonder if any of my American readers that lived in the more northern parts watched the show as well. If not, you should introduce your kids to it via YouTube! Have fun watching this clip- I love hearing the theme song again!