Icky Gunk Puppet from Sam and Friends

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Description (Brief)
Icky Gunk is a snake-like creature hand puppet from Sam and Friends. This is the original Icky Gunk puppet created by Jim Henson. Sam and Friends was a five-minute show that aired on the local NBC affiliate station in Washington, D.C., WRC-TV. It featured a cast of hand puppets created by Jim Henson and his eventual wife Jane Nebel that often lip-synched to popular songs or comedy records. It aired from 1955 to 1961.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1955
performer
Henson, Jim
maker
Henson, Jim
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
subject
Puppetry
Television
Television broadcasts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History