Sleepy Slim Toy Puppet

Sleepy Slim Toy Puppet

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Description (Brief)
Sleepy Slim children's hand puppet toy made of soft plastic head and a fabric body used to promote the character from the televison show Jump Jump of Holiday House. Popular with children, who could create their own scenarios about Jump Jump and his adventures.
Additional promotional items created specifically for children promoting Jump Jump include an Achi Poggli puppet, tiny bars of soap decorated with images of Jump Jump and Sleepy Slim the Lion and a bottle of cologne with Sir Rhyme A Lot on the paper label.
The soft toy puppets, the small doll-like figures, and the toiletry items designed specifically for children are excellent examples of the rising tide of product placement and commercialism. This expanding concept foretells the ever-expanding business of character associations and commercial tie-ins so popular with children.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
puppet
user
NBC
Physical Description
rubber (overall material)
flannel (overall material)
ID Number
1988.0519.07
accession number
1988.0519
catalog number
1988.0519.07
Credit Line
Harry Hickox
subject
Puppetry
Radio and television broadcasting
Television broadcasts
Consumerism
Children's television programs
Television
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Puppets
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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