Older Version of Yorick's Neck Sleeve

Older Version of Yorick's Neck Sleeve

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Description (Brief)
This fabric was previously used with the original Yorick puppet as a neck sleeve. Yorick is a purple skull hand puppet with a head made from papier-mâché. Yorick eats anything and everything and has a tube in his mouth that allowed him to swallow objects. This appetite made him a precursor to other hungry monsters created by Jim Henson such as Cookie Monster. Yorick appeared regularly on Henson’s show < i>Sam and Friends. 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.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Associated Name
Henson, Jim
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
overall: 7 in x 12 1/2 in; 17.78 cm x 31.75 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
Gift from the Family of Jim Henson
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Jim Henson
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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