Omar is an abstract character with a beak-like paper mache face who appeared on Sam and Friends. He was created on May 1955.
In his one surviving appearance, in the Old Black Magic sketch, Omar serves as the show's announcer, reciting the opening and closing tags and attempting to deliver the Esskay Meats pitch.
In Jim Henson: The Works, Omar is misidentified. His name label is switched with Hank's.
Since 2015, the Omar puppet is on display at the Center for Puppetry Arts as part of their permanent Worlds of Puppetry exhibit.
- ↑ 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'