Although Ernie Coombs left a nation in mourning upon his passing in 2001, his alter-ego, the patient Mr.Dressup
, lived on entertaining Canada's preschoolers with reruns. However, it will not be for much longer
, says CBC management.
Beginning in July, Mr.Dressup will be relegated to Sunday mornings before it is completely pulled off the air in September. According to the CBC, the series can no longer compete with today's standard of fast paced children's television programming.
Die hard fans of the series can purchase a DVD box set of "Mr.Dressup Tickle Trunk Treasures
" for $35.99 from CBC Shop Online. The DVD features the return of Casey and Finnegan as hosts.For Fun:Mr.Dressup Theme Song
CBC Archives: Remembering Mr.Dressup"Keep your pencils sharp, your hands out of the sticky tape,
and always put the lids back on your markers."