DEBUT 1954

Hank and Frank were characters from Sam and Friends. They were abstract humanoid puppets with no hair and only eyes, a nose and a mouth. They took the roles of legendary news anchors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley in a spoof interview conducted by Kermit.

Hank was created on July 1954.[1]


  1. The Sunday Star, page 5, March 29, 1959, pictured at Jim's Red Book - 1/27/1975 -'Go to Washington put 1st Bert and Ernie in Smithsonian - dinner with Joe Irwin'