This one is driving me nuts. I’ve been trying to recall which early 1960s show that I saw on TV in the New York Metropolitan Area had a puppet swan with big eyelashes, and who spoke with a southern accent. She referred to someone named “Beauregard”. For the life of me, I can’t recall who this is. I’ve checked through internet data on the puppeteers of my youth, and this apparently isn’t Shari Lewis or Paul Winchell or Jimmy Nelson. Nothing about them indicates such a character. It’s way outta line for Sandy Becker or Sonny Fox or Chuck McCann or Soupy Sales.
The most promising lead I turned up was for Garfield Goose, which featured a long-necked goose puppet. One of the characters on the show was a dog named Burnside Beauregard
But I’m certain this isn’t it – I don’t recall any goose, and I’m certain – more certain than anything – about that southern-belle long lashed-swan, who’s not even hinted at in any internet reference to this, or any other, puppet show.
Does anybody know what I’m talking about? Pepper Mill’s memory corroborates my recollection, but is no more help in identifyig the puppet in questio.