Icky Gunk Puppet

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Description
Hand puppet is part of the set created by Jim Henson for the nightly TV "Sam & Friends" that aired on WRC, TV Channel Four at 6:30pm. The show was called a five minute bit that featured Sam & Friends, including a friendly argument and a song or two.
Icky Gunk is a snake with a dark green head and a striped green body. He has long thin green arms with web like hands. Gray painted eyes with black pupils painted to look like upside down triangles. Two white ?paper mache? fangs hang from his mouth. His mouth is pink and red with a pointed tongue. Snake sits on round piece of wood covered with tan wool felt. A small green sleeve is attached at the back of the snake for manipulation.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1953
1959
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
paper (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 3 in; 27.94 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
2010.0144.04
accession number
2010.0144
catalog number
2010.0144.04
Credit Line
Gift of the Family of Jim Henson
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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