Don: I got this picture when my friends and I went to the Bill Jackson show on TV for a birthday party. Do you recognize it?
B.J.: Indeed I do recognize it. It was the one picture taken at WLW-i that included all of my puppets at that time. What an honor that you still have it. Hope you had fun at the party.
Chris: Priceless is what my childhood in Rogers Park, IL can be described as. I had to write you, since I found out from my childhood classmates and friends, Alan Abarbanell and Alan Brodsky, that you wrote them back and you were extremely polite. My older brother and I have always loved art. We couldn't wait for that part of your show when you'd use your black marker and print a big letter, then proceed to draw an elaborate cartoon from that letter. We were in awe of your many talents and imagination and I STILL AM today. I look forward to hearing from you at your convenience and ordering some DVDs to show my adult kids and some day, grandkids.
Best of health and continued success in your endeavors sir!
B.J.: Priceless is a very high quality, indeed, and I'm delighted that my shows added value to your Rogers Park childhood. Creating the pictures out of my head was a challenge and loads of fun, but the greatest reward was that the kids (and adults) watching the show liked them so much. What a joy it is when the way you make your living brings enjoyment to others. I've been very blessed.
Lisa: Just wanted to say Thanks for a fun show and for fun memories! I have never forgotten Gigglesnort Hotel and the "cast". I loved them all. Of course my favorites were Weirdly and poor Blob. I am 43 years old, and still from time to time think of these guys......I also liked the old guy with the top hat, he was either Winston Churchill or Alfred Hitchcock or a combo of the two, with a red nose....but that's how I remembered him. Was he old man Gigglesnort?
B.J.: Enjoyed hearing from you, and thank you for your kind words. Although Winston Churchill or Alfred Hitchcock would both have been a lot of fun at the Hotel, the old guy in the top hat was House Detective W. C. Cornfield, a caricature of W. C. Fields.
The good old days when I used to rub elbows with Winston...
and he had very fat elbows. He hee heee!"
Enjoyed hearing from you.