Tuesday, October 26, 2010

(Kind of) Wordless Wednesday: Just missing Casey & Finnegan

I came across this structure while my friend and I roamed the CBC building last week and was instantly turned into a giddy five-year-old. Do any of my Canadian peeps recognize this famous tree-house?

Here's a hint:


Although I grew up watching Mr. Dressup from the time I was a baby, the biggest memory I have of him is getting in crap for poking fun at my brother for watching him. I was 10 and probably trying to show off around one of my friends. I called poor Mr. Dressup a bad word, which I honestly didn't know the meaning of at the time. I've always felt incredibly guilty about it; you just don't bad-mouth Mr. Dressup. It's sacrilegious for a Canadian. Casey - maybe. He had the most annoying high-pitched voice. Finnegan - well, he couldn't talk to defend himself so I guess it wouldn't really be fair. Alligator Al, I barely remember, but Aunt Bird - now she was just plain creepy. See for yourselves - she's the old lady bird wearing glasses:


Do you have any memories, fond or otherwise of Mr. Dressup?  

11 comments:

The Mayor! said...

OMG, Mr. Dressup!! Definitely a Canadian icon & a part of my childhood!! I remember my sister & I getting in trouble for taking our socks & trying to make our own Finigan's!! hahahahaha!! Happy WW! :-))

The Blue Zoo said...

Ive never heard of him. But he looks nice!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I LOVED Mr. Dressup! I never missed him. I was so devastated when he died. I really was very sad for quite awhile. I didn't know they had the set there. Cool.

GrammyMouseTails said...

I did not have the fun time to watch him... being in the U.S. but I remember many a local show with good memories, did you all have Romper Room? I know it had different people in different parts of the country... and my boys grew up w/ Mr. rogers & Sesame Street.
~Faythe~ @GMT

Meesh said...

The tickle trunk!!!

Bibliomama said...

Oh no you didn't! (what did you call him?)

Both my sister and I have admitted to faking sick so we could stay home from school and watch Mr. Dressup. I always wanted to learn to play the opening music on the piano. I haven't yet though.

mom2spiritedboy said...

I was an avid Mr.Dressup fan. As a teenager I worked in a restaurant and he was a frequent patron. The first time I waited on him I was soooo giddy - then he ordered an alcoholic beverage and I almost fell over. It felt soooooo wrong to serve booze to Mr. Dressup even if he was a good tipper!

My Momma Drama said...

I did not know you had a Canadian equivalent to Mr. Rogers. WOW. is all I can say...

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

It reminds me of Mr. Rogers too. Cardigan and creepy puppet(Ours was Lady Elaine)
What did you call him?

the mombshell said...

Holy shiz how did I miss this!! I till this day would live in that treehouse!!!!! I as well would like to know what you called him.

The Empress said...

Mr Dressup???

Come.On.

He must've been before you Canadians became all cool and cleverly like.

Mr Dressup??????????

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