While I was a Masters graduate student, I conducted a number of interviews for my book on Character Creation and the Law. One such interview was with the legendary Ernie Coombs who I knew as Mr. Dressup while growing up. Coombs died 4 weeks after this interview was conducted which makes it his last official interview ever. I take great pride in sharing that interview with you all, in this full episode tribute to Ernie Coombs Mr. Dressup.
I asked some musician friends of mine to write a Tribute Song to Mr. Dressup Ernie Coombs to the tune of O' Canada. Below is that video.
Ernie Coombs played Mr. Dressup on television for almost 30 years. He died in 2001. The show Mr. Dressup still airs in reruns. Millions of Canadian children grew up watching this Icon, and remember him, Casey, Finnigan, Aunt Bird, Truffles, Chester, Alligator Al, and the rest of the gang. If you are a Mr. Dressup and a Tickle Trunk fan, let others know about this original creation to spread the word.
-Frank (A Mr.Dressup fan forever)
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