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Rusty and Jerome - RIP

Discussion in 'In Memorium' started by mhammer, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. mhammer

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  3. mhammer

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    It's a testament to Coneybeare's skill and aptitude that we thought of Rusty and Jerome as having distinct personalities; not just from each other but from all others in puppetdom. That's what made them seem real to us. And when you consider that there was nothing other than a moving mouth, head movements and speech in Jerome's case, and only broad hand and body movements, on top of voice, in Rusty's case, that's quite an accomplishment.
     
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    Sad news, a true icon of Canadian television and culture. Let us not forget Angie and Fiddle, the Jazz cats
     
  5. Milkman

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    And, the racoon band.

    Those guys could play.
     
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    Gone up, waaaay up.
     
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    Good memories of this show. Part of my youth. RIP and thanks
     
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  8. mhammer

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    As good as Howdy Doody was (and my former band-mate's uncle, Alfie Scopp, played Clarabell the Cow on Howdy Doody), it was a very "american" style show that had an in-studio audience to cheer and applaud. Those shows played to the audience like they were at the Apollo. Canadian shows, and Mister Rogers as well, were never pitched to "the audience". They were pitched to each kid as an individual. One never had the impression that the characters or main figures were performing for tens of thousands of kids "out there". They had come into YOUR home, and were YOUR friend. That's why Canadian children's programming has always been held in such high regard. That's why a guy like Fred Penner is always mobbed by people older than many of the members here.
     
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    I loved the friendly giant. Don't think I ever missed a show when I was young.

    back when all you needed was a black & white TV, and a good imagination.
     
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    I can remember seeing Friendly Giant in the late 50's and then seeing it again with my son in the early 80's. Good TV. RIP.
     
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    Wow--yes, a loss from my childhood.
    Lots of times I would reference the characters and there was always someone around who got it.
    That shows the impact of the show.

    Condolences to his friends & family.
     
  12. davetcan

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    Thread cleaned up, this is a memorial, not a debate on the quality of the CBC.

    RIP Rusty!
     
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    fair enough :) ,but society is to blame .

    so long to another canadian from our childhood.
     
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    I remember the castle door dropping during the opening and always waited for the cow to jump over the moon during the ending theme.
     
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    I liked Jerome, but I was always suspect of Rusty.

    RIP
     

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