Thursday, June 15, 2006

Farewell Mr. Dressup


Final curtain set to fall on Mr. Dressup

GUY DIXON

From Thursday's Globe and Mail

Toronto — After a decade in reruns, Mr. Dressup is being pulled off the air. The pioneering children's TV show will be removed from CBC's weekday lineup on July 3 and will air on Sundays only. On Sept. 3, it will end altogether.

The show stopped production in 1996 when Ernie Coombs retired after three decades of appearing as Mr. Dressup, a low-key, yet iconic character in Canadian television history. Coombs died of a stroke in 2001. A spokesman for the CBC said that since 1996, the show has been repeating episodes from the final four seasons.

Source: Globe and Mail

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