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Enthralled with TV characters

There once was a time when the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus had it going when it came to fictitious characters. During the last 75 years, however, they’ve been forced to share the stage. Fred Rodgers came along in 1968, and his Neighborhood of Make-Believe brought to life hand puppets and things he developed in the 1950s for Josie Carey’s program, The Children’s Corner. Rogers may have been the best ever at his craft. That kind of creativity paved the way for Jim Henson, whose Muppets exploded on the scene in 1979. Who doesn’t know about Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy? Or Oscar the Grouch? What mature adult has not spoken in the voice of the Cookie Monster? “Me want cookie,” “Me eat cookie” and “Om nom nom nom” have likely led more parents and grandparents into stealing chocolate chip cookies from children than McDonald’s Hamburglar. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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