The Friendly Giant
’s opening for each show started with
the camera panning over a small model of a village and
continuing up the giant’s big boot while he said, “Look up,
waaaaay up!” then he would invite everyone to come visit
him and his friends in his castle. Show creator Bob Homme
played the giant named ‘Friendly,’ and Rod Coneybeare
was the puppeteer for both ‘Jerome’ the giraffe and ‘Rusty’
the rooster. Over 3,000 episodes of the popular CBC
children’s program aired between 1958 and 1985.
Mark your calendars!
We’re celebrating ACTRA’s 75th
year anniversary in 2018!
Photo: CBC Still Photo Collection/Robert Ragsdale.