Icky Gunk Puppet

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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.
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overall: 11 in x 3 in; 27.94 cm x 7.62 cm
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Gift of the Family of Jim Henson
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National Museum of American History


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