Friendly Giant, The (Series) (1958-1985)

Friendly Giant, The
Bob Homme, as the good-natured Friendly Giant, introduces children to books and helps them see how these can answer their questions and enrich their everyday living. Puppets Jerome the Giraffe and Rusty the Rooster, a good story, a bit of music and relaxed conversation and laughter, make up each 15-minute program.

From 1958 until 1985, Homme wrote and starred in more than 3,000 episodes of The Friendly Giant.

Robert Homme .... The Friendly Giant
Rod Coneybeare .... Rusty/Jerome (Puppeteer)
John & Linda Keogh .... Angie and Fiddle, the Jazz Cats (Puppeteers)

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

Related Shows:
Junior Roundup (1960-1961)
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Comments (13)
byPaul J, July 20, 2007
1 of 1 people found this comment helpful
Any kid who watched Canadian television in this time period had to have seen this show.
It was a show that was so well put together that it could hold most young kids attention without a lot of action going on.
Jerome and Rusty were very lovable for sure.
The Friendly Giant was a man any child could have warmed to.
The show had a very relaxed feel to it and the stories were always fun to listen to.
When you see the photos of the shows characters, you wish you could go back in time and be a kid again sitting in front of the T.V. watching the Friendly Giant.
bysusan, May 21, 2007
I always ran from my bedroom to go watch this as a child. It was one of many I enjoyed in my life in watching..I wish it was still around for other children to watch. It's nice if they bring back some of the others.
byjotashbinky, May 16, 2007
This is one of the first shows I can remember watching as a kid...I never could play that tune on my recorder though.
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