Bob the Dummy - Ventriloquist dummy on the
situation comedy SOAP/ABC/1977-81.
Bob the Dummy & Chuck Campbell
Bob was the inseparable alter-ego of Chuck
Campbell (Jay Johnson), a slightly schizophrenic man who used his
dummy Bob to express off-color opinions towards his family. The
wooden wise-mouth once said "I hate dogs, I used to be a tree."
Jay Johnson reprised his daffy characterization of a man with his dummy on the police drama
BROKEN BADGES/CBS/1990 where he played a mentally off-centered
police officer named Stanley who carried around a ventriloquist
dummy in a suit case.
Bob & Jay Johnson
TRIVIA NOTE: The term "ventriloquism" comes
from the Latin words "venter" and "loquor" which mean "belly" and
"to speak." The phrase "Hey, stop putting words into my mouth" was
coined by Greek playwright, Aristophanes in his comedy of 422 B.C.
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