5/1-2/1966 – ‘Drive with Jerry Nelson down to Bryce Canyon Nat’l Park – and over to Las Vegas for one evening.’

After the last Jimmy Dean Show taped in March 1966, Dean took his show on the road for a series of live performances. Frank Oz was taking a break from performing so Jerry Nelson filled in to help Jim with Rowlf. Between performances, Jim and Jerry took advantage of their proximity to some of America’s most remarkable landscapes and traveled to Bryce Canyon National Park. Jim had taken a trip out west when he finished high school inspiring a life-long love of the Southwest. As he did in 1966, Jim made sure to get back to the area whenever possible.

Learn more about Jerry Nelson and his first work with Jim.

Learn more about Jim’s live shows with Jimmy Dean.

Sketch from Jim’s trip out west, 1950s.

Rowlf figure made by Jim as a gift to Jimmy Dean, 1960s. Photo by John E. Barrett.

Rowlf figure made by Jim as a gift to Jimmy Dean, 1960s. Photo by John E. Barrett.

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