CBC has announced today that Mr Dressup will air for the last time on September 3, 2006. No more reruns, no more tickle trunk, no more imagination, no more Mr Dressup.
Way to go Canadian Broadcasting Corporation!
Apparently Mr Dressup encouraging imagination isn’t good enough for today’s kids. Obviously you can tell that I am somewhat sadened by the loss. The show has been in reruns since 1996, but I’m still a fan. Ernie Coombs died of a stroke in 2001.
You can buy a box set of Mr. Dressup Tickle Trunk Treasures.
So long Mr Dressup, so long Casey, so long Finnegan…
*sob* I loved Mr. Dressup. I even had a tickle trunk of my own. We briefly toyed with the idea using Finnegan for our first born’s middle name in homage…briefly.
That’s so sad! I met Mr. Dressup when I was 12 and he was touring (I was ushering at kids concerts)…but I did see him again live on his farewell tour when I was in university (my landlord and I took her 3 year old son). I hope they make DVDs of his show so Elijah can get to know him too one day!