Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Whizzo the Clown goose - Page
3 votes

Like Kansas Memory?
Help us add more items by donating $$$.
Donate to Kansas Memory

Whizzo the Clown used this stuffed toy goose as a television prop. Whizzo was a character created by Frank Wiziarde, a children's entertainer in Kansas City, Missouri. He was best known for his children's television show that aired on local stations in Kansas City and Topeka, Kansas, from 1954 to 1987. Wiziarde was born in Westmoreland, Kansas, in 1916 and soon joined his family's traveling circus act. In the late 1940s Wiziarde transitioned to broadcasting, but merged the two professions to entertain children. Known for his use of props, Wiziarde most likely fashioned this prop goose himself and named it Hissy. Hissy was typically suspended from the neck and lowered onto the television set where she unknowingly collided with Whizzo.

Creator: Wiziarde, Frank
Date: between 1960 and 1980

Bookbag Share Print

Item Number: 224176
KSHS Identifier: 1996.43.0

Copyright © 2007-2014 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.