Mr. Dressup (1967–1996)

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An amiable man teaches preschool subjects with his puppet friends with games, songs and the infinite number of costumes inside his tickle trunk.

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Series cast summary:
Ernie Coombs ...
 Mr. Dressup (1 episode, 1984)
Judith Lawrence ...
 Casey / ... (1 episode, 1984)


In this series, Ernie Coombes hosts this simple formated TV as Mr. Dressup. With his puppet friends, originally Casey and his dog Finnegan, he teaches 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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <>

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(4000+ episodes)

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Spin-off of Butternut Square (1964). See more »


Mr. Dressup: [singing] Three little birdies, happy and gay / Three little birdies, fly away.
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Featured in Mr. Dressup's 25th Anniversary (1994) See more »

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Great little show.
18 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I remember it fondly, the two puppets Casey and Finnegan, that big trunk, etc. This along w/ the Friendly Giant were just a fine pairing of great kids shows back when. There wasn't much about it that changed-same ideas, songs, characters, which I think is a must for that early-childhood kind of viewing. Continuity counts.

Felt bad when I heard he'd died, about a year or so after the Friendly Giant had too. Both were certainly icons of my youth. Something relaxing, approachable and memorable about these shows as compared to Sesame Street for example. You didn't get pounded over the head w/ graphics and stunts, just gentle puppets, themes and the like. Very good stuff.

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