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Merry Mailman, The

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Original Air Date:
1950
Channel:
WOR-TV 9
Prod. Co.:
WOR-TV
Genre:
Live Action
 

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Characters & Voices
Merry Mailman - Ray Heatherton
Head Puppteer/ Comedy Asistant - Milt Moss
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Puppet Characters: -
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King Orlando - Milt Moss
Pepito - Milt Moss
Mr. Humperdink - Milt Moss
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Live Characters: -
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Mr. Penny Whistle - Milt Moss
Don Jose - MIlt Moss
The Happy Garbageman - Milt Moss
The Topsey Turvey Auctioneer - Chic Darrow
 
A live-action kid's show that presented cartoons for a kiddie audience.

Comic/ Character actor and mimic Milt Moss appeared on the show from 1953 to 1956 as the program's head puppeteer, comedy asistant and commercial spokesman. Mr. Moss manipulated the puppet characters "King Orlando", "Mr. Humperdink" and "Pepito" and the did the voices for the animals that Ray Heatherton's "Merry Mailman" spoke to on the show.

Mr. Moss also did the voices for "The Weatherheads" (a surreal groups of creatures that foretold the day's weather reports to the studio audiences and to the kids at home).

He also played live comedic characters "Mr. Penny Whistle", "Don Jose'" and "The Happy Garbage Man" on the show. Comedy magician/ juggler and song and dance man Chic Darrow also appeared on the program as "The Topsey Turvey Auctioneer".

Mr. Darrow's "Topsey Turvey Auctioneer" performed magic and juggling tricks, created balloon sculptures, sang, danced and did crazy schtick on the show.
 
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