Oogie - Cute round-faced hand
puppet from the THE UNCLE FLOYD SHOW seen on New Jersey cable
channels in the 1980s. The program was hosted by Uncle Floyd
(Floyd Vivino) who wore a porkpie hat, wild plaid jacket and a bow
Ooogie the puppet and host Uncle Floyd
Uncle Floyd tinkled the ivory of his upright piano; sang such
classics as "Deep in the Heart of Jersey" and told burlesque style
jokes with the assistance of his cute hand puppet, Oogie (a Kukla
A typical Uncle Floyd joke read: "What was Louis the XIV chiefly
important for?" Answer: "Louis XV." Ba-da-boom!
The program enjoyed by both children and adults, originally had a
"Peanut Gallery" type audience but was replaced by the off camera
jeers of his stage crew and a supporting staff of Bowery Boy-like
Other regular features on the show included displaying art work
sent by the home viewers and performing silly comedy sketches.
TRIVIA NOTE On the sitcom A DATE WITH
JUDY/ABC/1951-52 another Oogie character named Ogden "Oogie"
Pringle played by Jimmie Sommer appeared as Judy's goofy
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