Dressup was a 10:30 appointment for most of my childhood. Occasionally, when the Tickle Trunk would not open, Mr. Dressup sang a song and tickled the lock, hence its name. With the new characters came new sets, including the community centre. I'm glad that even after his death Mr.
When asked what they've been up to on Hornby Island, Casey said the two have been bored, but that they like to spend their days gardening. It's fun, and spurs kids to be creative and think. During the run, Coombs appeared as the character in the in The Tickle Trunk, starring with Casey and Finnegan After ended, Coombs developed , which became one of 's longest-running and most beloved children's programs. Dressup ran for almost 30 years, from 1967 to February 14, 1996. I would be thrilled if someone could remember any more details about the shows.
But it never bothered me as a child. Unfortunately, brutal cutbacks and copyright restrictions have severely limited the shows available for screening, and none of them are available for rental or purchase. It's the finest kids show I've ever seen. Dressup puts the Card Shop Owner jacket away in the tickle trunk. Dressup definitely does live appearances for different events such as childrens' festivals, etc.
Dressup teaches children about morality and tolerance, and opens up a world of imagination for them to enter and explore. After three years, Rogers moved back to the U. The recording engineers were Stan Horobin and Bruce Ritchie, and its executive producer was Jury Krytiuk. Butternut Square was the name of the Nursery School she owned and ran in Pickering. He enjoys holiday time at his long-time summer place on the eastern seaboard of the U. Coombs apologized to the lad through barely-disguised chuckles, which actually made me like him even more.
Dress-Up was part of the family for many Canadians, determined to make the best of things even if we were having a bad day or, for that matter, even if Casey and Finnegan were acting up. Coombs passed away from a stroke in 2001. The show successfully ran for 30 years 1967-1996 more less Do not upload anything which you do not own or are fully licensed to upload. Dressup Text, audio and video stills by Steve Cichon As I write this, I wonder how much of my truly bizaare personality can be attributed to the late great Ernie Coombs, known to Canadian Children and those like me just over the border as Mr. The trunk appeared to be magic as it always had the right costumes, in the right sizes, neatly folded at the top of the piles of costumes.
Coombs came north to Toronto as a puppeteer with Fred Rogers. Ernie Coombs is busier than ever with stage shows, live performances and charity functions. So, with all that going for Mr. Ernie Coombs was the host of this simple show 196796 as Mr. Dressup show, as well as the origins, and fates, of some of the characters. I would love to know if he is the one responsible for all of the creative ideas and clever songs.
Casey and Finnegan will stay on Hornby Island, but not forever. Rather than cast a new puppeteer in the roles of Casey and Finnegan, a team of new puppeteers was brought in. Their absence, starting in 1991, was explained to viewers as an academic leave -- the two were attending kindergarten. Ernie Coombs and the character of Mr. Coombs believed in gentle, wholesome children's programming that encouraged kids to use their creativity and imagination.
Dressup on the television network. Dressup would lead children through a series of songs, stories, arts, crafts and imagination games, with the help of his puppet friends Casey and Finnegan, a child and a dog who lived in a tree house in Mr. Although considered a Canadian cultural icon, Mr. I actually found an address for him. His wife Marlene ran a in east Toronto , called the Butternut Day Care. Dressup would get a costume from the Tickle Trunk, such as one for an animal, policeman or fireman. A lot of people may not know this, but his wife was killed in a car accident a few years ago.
The daily half hour filled with drawing, creating cool stuff out of things that I had laying around the house, Dressing up in costumes, and using funny voices always set my imagination into motion. I am not sure if the show has been on continually since the 1970's or if it was brought back. Dressup, as well as the mild-mannered host's beloved friends, a straw-haired named Casey and their silent gray dog Finnegan. Zonk had some sort of puppet Aliens, and I think Coming Up Rosie had something to do with greeting card company. Dressup would put a costume to match with the theme of the day's episode, and the puppet characters would pretend to be fooled.