Floppy Celebrates 60th Birthday
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Floppy, a popular WHO-HD character, turns 60 on Friday. The loveable dog puppet was part of The Floppy Show with Duane Ellett that aired on Channel 13 from 1957 to 1987. “Floppy came along in the late 50s. He was Duane Ellet's best friend. He was our beagle of the state of Iowa, at least for central Iowa. He was Mr. Rogers before there was a Mr. Rogers. He was Sesame Street before there was Sesame Street,” said Ron Sampson with the Ankeny Area Historical Society.