Kukla, Fran and Ollie (1947–1957)

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1954   1953   1952   1951   1949  
Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 Puppeteer (1 episode, 1953)
Cecil Bill
(1 episode, 1953)
Colonel Richard Crackie
(1 episode, 1953)
Oliver J. Dragon
(1 episode, 1953)
Kukla
(1 episode, 1953)
Madame Ooglepuss
(1 episode, 1953)
Fletcher Rabbit
(1 episode, 1953)
Buelah Witch
(1 episode, 1953)
Doloras Dragon
(1 episode, 1953)
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 Fran (1 episode, 1953)
(1 episode, 1953)
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On 11 August 2009 the US Postal Service issued a pane of twenty 44¢ commemorative postage stamps honoring early USA television programs. A booklet with 20 picture postal cards was also issued. On the stamp honoring "Kukla, Fran and Ollie", human star Fran Allison appears between puppets Kukla the clown and Ollie the dragon. Other shows honored in the Early TV Memories issue were: The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (1952), Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955), The Dinah Shore Show (1951), Dragnet (1951), "The Ed Sullivan Show" (originally titled The Ed Sullivan Show (1948)), The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950), Hopalong Cassidy (1952), The Honeymooners (1955), "The Howdy Doody Show" (original title: The Howdy Doody Show (1947)), I Love Lucy (1951), Lassie (1954), The Lone Ranger (1949), Perry Mason (1957), The Phil Silvers Show (1955), The Red Skelton Hour (1951), "Texaco Star Theater" (titled Texaco Star Theatre (1948), 1954-1956), The Tonight Show (which began as Tonight! (1953)), Twilight Zone (1959), and You Bet Your Life (1950). See more »

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What a wonderful show this was
8 November 1998 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

If this show really ceased production in 1957, then you can knock me over with a feather. When I used to watch it in the late '60's or early '70's, I thought it was contemporary, as did everyone.

We all enjoyed Fran's lively banter with her puppets, Kukla the Clown, and Ollie the Alligator, but we really loved the short films Fran would show, usually with an international flavour. As I recall, the favourite of young boys was the series of Fatty and Skinny comedies, about two aptly-named Japanese boys. The plot always involved Fatty rolling/falling/toppling onto Skinny, but we loved them anyway.


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