- A shy,
soft-spoken, fleecy little lamb sock puppet with
a voice of a child and a penchant for wisecracks
featured on THE SHARI LEWIS SHOW/NBC/1960-63.
Lamb Chop was born, according to
Shari Lewis, when her father said "If Mary had a
little lamb, why not Shari?"
Lamb Chop was once described as a
"6-year-old girl, very intuitive and very
feisty, a combination of obstinacy and
vulnerability....you know how they say fools
rush in where wise men fear to go? Well, Lamb
Chop would rush in, then scream for help."
In 1957, Shari Lewis first appeared with
Lamb Chop on CAPTAIN KANGAROO, as the niece of
In the 1980s Shari Lewis created a video
featuring Lamb Chop called "Have I got a Story
For You" about the art of teaching and telling
The character Lamb Chop has been
immortalized in the shape of a huge balloon that
first floated over Santa Ana , California, in
the 2nd annual "Toys on Parade" which boasts the
only giant balloon parade west of the Rockies.
The 65-foot balloon took over two years to
build. Constructed of rubber-coated nylon cloth,
the balloon is covered with over 30 gallons of
paint. Lamb Chop hands are 7-feet long and her
buttons are five-feet across.
In the 1990s, Lamb Chop returned to TV in
the motivational half-hour children's program
LAMB CHOP'S PLAY ALONG/PBS/1992.
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