Mr. Dressup (Series) (1967-1996)

Aka: Mr. Dress-Up

Mr. Dressup
Ernie Coombs hosted this simple format TV show as Mr. Dressup. With his puppet friends, originally Casey and his dog Finnegan, he taught pre-school subjects with games, music and simple activities. To add to the fun, Mr. Dressup would always open up his tickle trunk that contains any costume for any role he wants.

Mr. Dressup emerged from an earlier attempt to devise a regular daily show for children entitled Butternut Square.

Cast:
Ernie Coombs....Mr. Dressup
Alyson Court (1984-1994)
Nina Keogh....Truffles (1992-1996)/Lorenzo the Raccoon (voice)
Judith Lawrence....Casey/Finnegan (1967-1992)/Alligator Al/Aunt Bird/Hester the Witch (voice)
Karen Valleau....Chester the Crow/Annie/Granny/Alex
Beverly Glen-Copeland .... Regular


Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

Related Shows:
Butternut Square (1964-1967)
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byClick here to see the profile of this user smurbaniak, November 30, 2011
Similar to Misterrogers, Mr. Dressup was mild-mannered. Casey was the curious one, Finnegan never spoke. Aunt Bird was ditzy. And I do remember Butternut Square, but then again, I'm 52 years old.
byClick here to see the profile of this user greazychikkin, November 2, 2009
1 of 1 people found this comment helpful
Even with my poor old mother in the background saying how foolish he was lol! loved it, and was truly saddened by his death. Childhoods end I suppose. This is a great site once again .

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