Friday, June 27, 2008

Puppet costume designer Kermit Love dies at 91

Kermit Love, who created costumes for some of the world's best-known puppets, including Big Bird and Snuggle the bear for Snuggles fabric softener, has died at the age of 91.

Here's Big Bird's take on the alphabet from a 1969 episode of Sesame Street:

Here's Big Bird on a classic Hollywood Squares episode from 1976:

And here's Snuggle the bear... in my opinion, the most God-awful terrifying mascot in the advertising world. If this thing showed up in my laundry room, I'd probably wring it's neck right after I pooped my pants in fear...

Here's a hilarious Snuggle spoof from MADtv:

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