Sooty ,Sweep and Soo

Submitted by shirlie williams April 4th, 2012
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While in Devon, I spotted this outside an amusement arcade, it was such a gem , I wanted to take it home and care for it, rather than it being outside exposed to the British Rain.

You could pop a coin in and they played their instruments. Unfortunately it was not working.

Sooty, a small yellow bear who is mute to the audience but can communicate with his operator by apparently whispering in his ear. He first appeared on screen on the BBC in 1952 on the BBC’s Talent Night.Sooty and friends were the creation of Harry Corbett.

This is Sweep, who communicates by squeaking, and below is Soo a Panda who actually talks.

4 Responses to “Sooty ,Sweep and Soo”

  1. k2dtw

    This is a beautiful, how big is it? All their insturments are really wonderful too!!!.. Wondering if it would be worth getting a repair???

  2. shirlie williams

    Its not very large, about 4ft by 4ft.. the puppets are just normal hand puppet size. I’m not sure if the arcade realised its worth. Sooty,Sweep and Soo are adorable, they would make a great backing band, and only take up a small space !!