Today’s google.ca logo:
Mr. Dressup, who passed away in 2001, would have turned 85 today. Casey and Finnegan were his puppet boy friend and puppet dog!
Here’s a long 10-minute clip of the show if you feel very nostalgic. It starts out with the Tickle Trunk!
ok now this just has to become a post of a bunch of Canadian (I think?) shows for kids.
Polka Dot Door….imagination day!!!! (This is the show that had the Polkaroo)
Here’s the Polkaroo on imagination day
You Can’t Do That on Television
Breaker High…before Ryan Gosling was hot, he was the high school nerd (PS I looooooved this show)
Eric’s World (this clip doesn’t have Eric Nagler in it OR the kid next door who ended up being my Frosh when I was a Frosh leader, then went overseas with EWB and then went on to get his phd in Economics from Princeton)
The same kid was also in Are You Afraid of the Dark.
Oh and then speaking of actors that were really young and are now…totally different and famous in the US. I loved Flipper (it was about a dolphin!!!) which is Jessica Alba fame (she worked at the aquarium but had a very special relationship with the dolphin)
And Elisha Cuthbert on Popular Mechanics for Kids
ok I’m done.