Mr Dressup Cancelled

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CBC has finally decided to cancel Mr Dressup, the children’s TV show.

I grew up watching Mr Dressup, Casey, and Finnigan. I’m sorry to hear that today’s kids aren’t going to get the chance to see them anymore.

They’ve been running re-runs for the last 10 years though, so it’s probably time for CBC to look into new children’s television options.

Full report from the CBC:

The tickle trunk will be closed for the last time in September, as CBC officially retires Mr. Dressup.

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3 Replies to “Mr Dressup Cancelled”

  1. aw man! it was the best show – but when they sent away Casey n Finnigan and replaced them with other weird puppets I stopped watching. That, and I started grade 1 so I didn’t have as much time in the morning to watch CBC’s lineup :p (Friendly Giant, Fred Penner’s Place… yeah all the goodies)

  2. I used to watch Mr. Dressup when I was a kid growing up in the 70’s. I understand that he passed away five years ago, and the show was being rerun-abused to death for nearly 11 years, so I think that enough is enough. The show must go off sooner or later. This coming Sunday, September 3rd, is the last airing of the show, and I wonder what the future holds for children’s programming in Canada?

    NBC pulled Saturday morning cartoons from the schedule in 1992, then CBS followed suit a few years later, and I don’t know about ABC, but I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if they do the same thing. Specialty networks have taken over the network shows nowadays. The US has Cartoon Network, Canada has Teletoon, and there are even specialty networks that are devoted to showing classic game shows, classic sitcoms, classic dramas, movies, and all that jazz. The days of network shows are long gone. Specialty networks have taken over.

    I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if CBC pulls the kids shows from the schedule in five to ten years time. Look at what happened to Sesame Park back in 2002. Kids loved that show, but the American version is more popular.

    September 3, 2006 will be a very sad day for many generations of Canadian children, but life must go on. His spirit will live on, though.

    Set your VCR’s this Sunday, folks! You won’t be seeing any more Mr. Dressup after Sunday.

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