Henrietta Hippo was funny and a flirt, and Charlie the Owl was pretty smart. But Freddie the Frog (in the green, far right) was dah man on New Zoo Review.
Our friend Doug and his helper, Emmy Jo, knew it, and they were gracious enough to let the spotlight shine each week where it belonged, on Freddie.
NZR has been syndicated nationally since 1972. After original episodes concluded Henrietta and Charlie continued their efforts to educate children, while Doug and Emmy Jo joined a commune in New Mexico.
Fearing he would be typecast as a kid show actor, Freddie made some controversial commercials before fading into obscurity. His latest, which came during his darkest period in 1987, was quite possibly his most creative effort.