Monday, July 14, 2008

And the Icon Is...

If you read my previous post about my jaunt to Camden Yards, I posed a trivia question at the end. In case you didn't read it, let me repeat the question: Esskay Meats, one of the sponsors of the Orioles, also sponsored a five-minute kiddie show on WRC-TV in Washington DC in the late 1950s and early 1960s. One of the stars of this show went on to become a major international icon. Who is it?

If you guessed Kermit the Frog, you are correct, sir!

Jim Henson got his start by producing the show "Sam and Friends" as a five-minute program on WRC-TV. Here is one of those episodes, starring Kermit and a couple of other characters. There is a live Esskay ad at the end.

Enjoy!
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