3/25/1966 – ‘Tape our last Jimmy Dean Show’

Jim’s appearances on The Jimmy Dean Show from 1963 through March 1966 were the highlights of that period. Not only did the show provide a national audience for Jim and give him an education in the workings of a weekly comedy show, it also provided a chance to tour to venues around the country where the show was performed live. After the studio tapings ended, Jim and Rowlf continued the live appearances with Dean over the next six months. This marked some of the earliest work that performer Jerry Nelson did with Jim. Learn about their work together that year and their 1966 tour with Jimmy Dean and Rowlf’s other appearances with Dean.

Puppet builder Don Sahlin with Rowlf, around 1964.

Advertisement for The Jimmy Dean Show from Washington’s Evening Sun, September 17, 1965.

Read more from Jim Henson’s Red Book in Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal available from Chronicle Books.

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