Happy the Cowboy Ventriloquist Dummy


"Happy" looks anything but, as if he's battling the DTs. Does his cigarette really emit smoke?

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     Posted By: Paul - Tue Feb 09, 2016
     Category: Puppets and Automatons | 1950s | Sadness

Wasn't Jeff-ff trying to flog one of these setups?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/09/16 at 09:28 AM
I think I'd rather have a "life-like" Sandy!

(Please stop me before I embarrass myself!)
Posted by KDP on 02/09/16 at 02:01 PM
And he has a disability to boot. Note the withered right arm
Posted by RobK on 02/09/16 at 03:29 PM
Anyone else remember the smoking monkey "toys" from when we were kids? I also remember candy cigarettes which were white with a red colored tip.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 02/09/16 at 07:41 PM
I remember two versions of the cigarettes. One was wooden, only about 1/8" diameter, and it would fall from the mouths of the monkey toys, then get lost. The other was candy, like you say, and about the size of a real cig. Ours came in a Lucky Strike pack. Looking back, these obviously must have been out out by big tobacco.
Posted by Virtual on 02/09/16 at 08:14 PM
Candy cigarettes and bubblegum cigars were favorites.
Posted by RobK on 02/10/16 at 12:37 PM
Looks like he may have been related to the famous (infamous) "Lobster Boy" family with those hands
Posted by MikeR on 02/11/16 at 04:26 PM
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