Icky Gunk Puppet from Sam and Friends

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
Object Name
puppet
date made
ca 1955 - 1956
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 from the Family of Jim Henson
subject
Puppetry
Television
Television broadcasts
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Jim Henson
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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