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Sam & Friends Omar

Omar performed by Jim Henson and Jane Henson

Omar is an abstract character with a beak-like paper mache face who appeared on Sam and Friends. 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. He was created on May 1955.[1]

In Jim Henson: The Works, Omar is misidentified. His name label is switched with Hank's.


  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'

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