|Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Public Domain|
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Big Bang Theoory; Ventriloquist Dummies and Dolls
Big Bang Theory is a show that is both full of dolls, toys, and action figures, but also a show whose characters are made into dolls. Tonner and Funko have created examples, to name a couple of companies. But, tonight's new episode featured a southern belle Ventriloquist dummy named Tammy Jo St. Cloud, that belonged to Bernadette. Ah, I loved her; she brought back shades of Mr. Woody, Madame, and of course, Charlie McCarthy. Sometimes life is full of Serendipity. a couple of weeks ago, I found the head of a Ventriloquist dummy, doll, Willie Talk, on an antiquing trip. Tonight, the show was about them. The dummies show up on "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," every so often, and AH himself talked about how he was once a puppeteer in Vaudeville. Hence his theme Gounod's "Funeral March of the Marionette", another type of puppet. Last night, there was a Ventriloquist dummy on Johnny Carson. Of course, there is Dead Silence, fort he more macabre among us. It's 8:34 pm ET; do you know where your dummy is!!!!!