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ChrisofWessex Report 19 Nov 2012 22:57

Who remembers Lamb Chop? And of my little green duck Orville?

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 19 Nov 2012 23:02

I do Chris, Lamb Chop and Shari Lewis :-D I saw Orville and Keith Harris last week on celebrity 'Pointless' so he's still around,


ChrisofWessex Report 19 Nov 2012 23:08

I could recall her name, neither could friend. Such a pretty lady. My two kept amused for hours with a pair of their father's socks with two large circles of felt and buttons stitched to them for eyes


supercrutch Report 19 Nov 2012 23:33

Oh I do, my nephews used to watch whilst I ground my teeth :-(


maggiewinchester Report 19 Nov 2012 23:36

My daughters used to watch it.
I'm of the 'Woodentops', ' Andy Pandy' - who I thought was a girl until my children disabused me of this thought - and 'The Flowerpot Men' generation.


maggiewinchester Report 19 Nov 2012 23:36

Daughters (and I) also watched 'Dogtanion', and 'She-Ra'


JackBunion Report 19 Nov 2012 23:53

Shari Lewis (January 17, 1933 – August 2, 1998) was an American ventriloquist, puppeteer, and children's television show host.

Very pretty, Chris :-D :-D


supercrutch Report 19 Nov 2012 23:57

She-Ra, princess of power (I think) we named our Guernsey calf that, daughter's suggestion of course ;-)


maggiewinchester Report 19 Nov 2012 23:58

...and not forgetting 'He-man' :-D

It would have been much more interesting if it had been 'She- man'.
She-man to the rescue of your interior design problems :-D


Robert Report 20 Nov 2012 03:18

Lord Charles and Ray Allen


Susan-nz Report 20 Nov 2012 06:01

Hi Chris,

I used to watch and love Lamb Chops here in NZ. I also watched Bill and Ben and Captain Pugwash , all on black and white tv....

Happy memories. I recall a cartoon of the Beatles too.

Susan :-)


SylviaInCanada Report 20 Nov 2012 07:33

Shari Lewis' daughter Mallory Lewis has been performing with Lamb Chop since 2000

For example .......................

from the Vancouver Sun August 16 2012 ....................

The WestJet Family Fun Series is a new afternoon concert program featuring performers like Abbotsford singer Victoria Duffield, Canadian act the Doodlebops and an act sure to appeal to nostalgic parents as well as their kids — Lamb Chop.

The beloved hand puppet created by Shari Lewis, Lamb Chop hasn’t been seen in these parts since the late 1990s, when Lewis was in town taping the TV series Lamb Chop’s Play-Along.

For puppeteer Mallory Lewis, who co-produced the show and has taken over Lamb Chop duties, the Fair at the PNE is “not just a gig. This one is special.”

Lewis spent six months out of the year for most the 1990s in the Lower Mainland, where she co-produced Play-Along, first in Burnaby and then at the CBC studios until just before her mother’s death in 1998.

Returning to Vancouver is a chance to revisit the city and see old friends, as well as make new ones. Kids still respond to Lamb Chop, she said.

“People always ask me, ‘Are kids different today than they used to be?’ Not at all. They still like funny, they still like silly. They still like to see a kid, represented by Lamb Chop, get the better of an adult — me. A really good character is a really good character.”

Lamb Chop’s appeal, said Lewis, is that she’s “a spunky, irascible six-year-old girl who speaks the truth.”

There is a photo of Mallory with Lamb Chop

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Sharron Report 20 Nov 2012 11:06

Tinga and Tucka with Willy Wombat.

How about Mr Piper.He WAS a big boy.


Sue Report 20 Nov 2012 12:32

How about Wally Whyton sp. and pussy cat willum :-)


Julia Report 20 Nov 2012 12:57

How about Skippy the Bush Kangeroo. I can remember eldest daughter having a toy one for Christmas one year. She was very young at the time and is 46 now.LOLOL

JUlia in Derbyshire


Merlin Report 20 Nov 2012 13:06

I do, with great affection, :-D Especially when Mint Sauce was applied. :-D :-D :-D :-D


GinN Report 20 Nov 2012 13:38

I used to love Lenny the Lion. I saw him in pantomime once, and was thrilled when he said his birthday was 20th June - same as mine.
Orville! I hated that green duck, and still do, makes me want to throw up!
I loved Sooty and Sweep. My parents once got me the glove puppets for Cristmas, and I had to feign surprise: I.d found where they were hidden and had been playing with them for weeks!


Sharron Report 20 Nov 2012 14:43

Fred Barker ,Ollie Beak and there was a scarecrow too as I recall.

Tales of Rubovia.


BarbinSGlos Report 20 Nov 2012 14:50

I remember Muffin The Mule

Dancing on the piano as Violet Carson ( from Corrie ) played the tunes.

Thats going back a bit LOL


GinN Report 20 Nov 2012 15:33

We used to call our English teacher Ollie Beak - he looked just like him!
Muffin the Mule was the first T.V. programme I remember watching, at my Aunties befor we got a telly.