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    Would really like to know anyone's memories of the various shows with Sooty and Sweep, especially if you ever met them in person! Did you have any annuals or books, ceramic egg cups, glove puppets, or the toy xylophone maybe?

    I think Harry Corbett who started it was brilliant, and his son Matthew was a great foil to all the furry little terrors! It's still going strong with Richard Cadell. Sadly I haven't been able to see the documentary 'Sooty Ungloved' about the whole history but there is a lot of great viewing on Youtube.

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    I loved Sooty but hated Sweep he was always a bully and made those stupid noises

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    loved sooty when i was a kid. great show.

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    Apparently Sweep had been neutered hence his squeaky voice

    Apparently Sooty could only whisper due to laryngitis

    Sue was the only one of the three of them who could actually talk

    As with Andy Pandy & Teddy Sooty & Sue spent their time together in a wicker food hamper between shows.

    Also like Andy Pandy & Teddy what Sooty & Sue got up to in that wicker hamper hardly bears thinking about lol
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    I think when they introduced Sue it caused a bit of an uproar. Giving sooty a girlfriend and it was supposed to be a kids program,Disgraceful.

    What ever happened to Butch and Kipper?

    I don't remember having sooty toys myself but one of my cousins had Sooty and Sweep glove puppets and the Xylophone back in the early - mid 70's.Have a feeling she also had some small hard plastic figures as well. Wasn't there a set of badges issued through Kellogg's in the late 60's early part of the 70's?

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    I think I had a Sooty glove puppet when I was very young.

    When Harry Corbett was doing the show, there were characters called Ramsbottom, a snake, and Butch, a talking dog.

    In the shows I remember from the early 70s, kids from the audience could win a prize of either a Sooty, Sweep or Sue glove puppet.

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    My sooty memories involve crawling in our coal scuttle...
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    I've read that there was an uproar about adding a girl bear, seems very silly now!

    There was also an issue early on about Sooty hitting Harry on the head with a little hammer... some kid tried it on his uncle for a laugh or somesuch and it made the papers when the uncle was semi-seriously hurt. So Sooty had to start using a squirt pistol. You'd think the Dennis The Menace in the Beano would have raised similar concerns, oh well.

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    During the Matthew Corbett era he had a Honda van to drive them round in.
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    I still have my original Sooty Puppet as a kid at my parents' house, along with my brother's Sweep.

    I remember going to see them "live" as a kid in the 70s, they were in a Haunted House, Spike was hiding in a chest at the bottom of the stairs, I remember being amazed that they had legs!

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