A Fan for 50 Years
I was sent to bed at my usual time that Sunday night, but Mom and Dad woke me up as promised. I sat in my pajamas and watched with my parents and older siblings. I had my first crush, on Paul.
Before the Beatles
But before seeing the Beatles on the show, I fell in love with Topo Gigio, the adorable Italian puppet. Topo, debuted on the show about the time I turned 6. We lived in Iowa then, so the show came on earlier. Dog acts, jugglers and even Jerry Lewis couldn't compete with this adorable little guy, when he asked "Eddie" to tuck him into bed. "Eddie, keesss me good-night?" I loved him.
My Own Topo
I was surprised to see how skilled the puppetry was with the little puppet!