Country music star Jimmy Dean hosts a comedy-variety show with help from his puppet sidekick, Rowlf the Dog.




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Series cast summary:
 Himself - Host / ... (32 episodes, 1963-1966)
 Rowlf the Dog / ... (18 episodes, 1963-1965)


The Jimmy Dean show was a weekly variety TV program with a down-home country feel to it, but was surprisingly popular all over the country. It also was different by having as his sidekick a soon-to-be famous type of puppet, a Muppet dog named Rowlf. This show ran from 1963 till 1966 and showcased a wide variety of performers, skits, and musical numbers. Written by sus3337

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Comedy | Music





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19 September 1963 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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First appearance of sidekick "Rowlf", a singing piano playing Muppet was on September 19, 1963. Jimmy Dean said Rowlf was so popular that the show received 2000 fan letters a week because of him. Rowlf also appeared in Purina Dog commercials and was the very first Muppet to have a weekly television series. See more »


Featured in Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault (2009) See more »

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