On Twitter today, the CBC Archives asked for people's memories of Mr. Dressup since it was the anniversary of the death of Ernie Coombs. There were several responses but my favourite was probably this one:
When my wife was 5, she came home to find Mr. Dressup eating KFC in her kitchen. (from @davewordswords)
I can't imagine how exciting that would have been for a five-year-old. Hell, it would have been exciting for me as an adult!