Pete the Penguin, Dave Lee, and Omar the Alligator Dave Lee, local Twin Cities television personality passed away on Monday, November 28. To Minnesota children in the 1950’s and 60’s, Dave Lee was a popular puppeteer bringing to life such characters as Pete the Penguin, Fragrant the Skunk, and Omar the Alligator. After Dave left […]
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This is an early advertisement for Dave Lee’s show on KMSP.
From 1960 to 1970, WTCN had another show featuring a puppet named Pete the Penguin, hosted by Dave Lee (NOT the one who’s on WCCO radio these days). The show had various names, including “Popeye and Pete” when they featured Popeye cartoons. Later it was “Dave Lee and Pete” when the Popeye cartoons went elsewhere. […]
This documentary features interviews with Dave Lee and Pegge Forrest about their classic shows Popeye and Pete, Kartoon Time at Noontime, and the Dave Lee show. Packed with rare footage from the 1969 Christmas show, along with other rare clips, tons of photos and even a couple Popeye cartoons. 75 minutes. $18.95 plus postage Quantity: