|Early ad for Mr. Dressup|
Ernie Coombs was a mainstay of children’s programming on the CBC, as the title character of Mr. Dressup, running on the network from 1967 to 1996. Along with his puppet friends Casey and Finnegan, he was a gentle and friendly accompaniment to my formative gaming years of PONG and Atari. He passed away in 2001.
That Google has chosen to celebrate what would have been his 85th birthday really… wait for it…