Did You Know These 7 Interesting Facts About Mr. Dressup?

Mr. Dressup was one of the most iconic characters in children's television for decades. But how much do you really know about him?

The long history of Mr. Dressup is one to celebrate! Here are 7 interesting facts about one of the greatest shows for kids!

1. Mr. Dressup's real name is Ernie Coombs

American Ernie Coombs first created the character of Mr. Dressup for a TV series called Butternut Square in 1964 before the show officially launched in 1967

2. He used to be a painter

Coombs was a painter, set designer and technician before he became on of the most famous characters in children's television

3. Casey the puppet has no gender

Mr. Dressup never really identified Casey as a boy or a girl.

4. Casey was retired from the show in 1989

The puppeteer Judith Lawrence wanted to retire so instead of continuing the puppets, the show made the announcement that Casey was going to kindergarten.

5. Mr. Dressup is one of the longest running TV shows in Canadian history.

It ran from 1967 through 1996. It is beat out by The Friendly Giant which premiered in 1958.

6. Mr. Dressup had a live travelling show

After the show ended he traveled around in a show called "Tales From The Tickle Trunk" and explained the stories behind the characters in the show.

7. The Tickle Trunk is on display in a museum

It is in the CBC Museum in Toronto, Canada.

Share if you remember Mr. Dressup!

More Throwbacks


6 Classic Lego Sets That Every '90s Kid Wanted

There was no better teacher for this than Lego, which encouraged kids to be creative and discover different fields of history, science, and relatable day-to-day culture!If you and your siblings had any Lego growing up, then you'll know how much fun it was to build these sets. Let's see if you remember some of the most popular collections from the 90s!Fort LegoredoBest ToysThis was an awesome set to start out with. You got 6 cavalry units and a small team of bandits to play fight against each other in this western world. There was even multiple buildings for


The Ultimate 'Mork & Mindy' Fact List That Proves You Don't Know Shazbot

Robin Williams has left his mark on this world as a figure of life, energy, and happiness. While we mostly know him from his zany movie roles, we often overlook the time he truly did come from another planet!The hit show Mork & Mindy was a short-lived sitcom that has spawned a ton of cultural references that everyone repeats, but not many people seem to know the origin of. If you're looking to learn exactly where those rainbow suspenders came from, or if you remember watching this when it was still on TV, buckle up, because we're crash-landing this list

Pop Culture

4 Superhero Costumes With Hidden Meanings You Never Knew

Aside from their special abilities, a superhero's costume is an important part of their identity. While the colorful costumes were created to catch the reader's eye, there's more to them than meets the eye. There are a lot of tiny details, hidden symbols and meanings that many of us have probably never noticed. Here are 4 superheroes whose looks have hidden meanings you never knew: 1. Hulkideiaseopinioes.comBelieve it or not, when The Incredible Hulk made his first comic book appearance, he was not green. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were inspired by Frankenstein's monster, so they gave him gray


The True Story Behind "The Sound of Music" Is Even Better Than Whiskers On Kittens

When Julie Andrews brought the sound of music down from the mountains and into our hearts, she brought with it a love for the real-life von Trapp family, who the story was based on. The movie follows the autobiography of the real Maria von Trapp, who was a nun that became a part of an Austrian family before the Nazi occupation in World War II. The film accurately portrays a lot about their lives and demeanor, but in Maria's published memoirs (that the film was based on) it is easy to see how much becomes simple Hollywood figment. Here are