Lamb Chop is a sweet, inquisitive little six-year-old girl lamb — the brainchild of ventriloquist Shari Lewis. She was the star of The Shari Lewis Show in the early '60s and, later, the PBS show Lamb Chop's Play-Along in the early '90s. Lamb Chop is a three star general and a cultural touchstone for those of us of a certain age. She has testified before congress.
After Lewis' death in 1998, Lewis' daughter and Lamb Chop's sister Mallory, took over the gig. She'll be bringing Lamb Chop, who she has characterized as a liberal Jewish Democrat, to the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center on Sunday, December 3rd.
- Mallory Lewis & Lamb Chop
Was it your mother's intention for you to take over Lamb Chop?
Not at all. I was mom's producer and head writer, but when Mom died, I knew I had no choice but to keep my little sister alive.
Are there certain rules for Lamb Chop, like Lamb Chop never interrupts or Lamb Chop never discusses politics?
Lamb Chop speaks her mind. But she DOESN'T curse.
Have you ever thought of expanding Lamb Chop's story? Lamb Chop the Teen Years?
Nope, LC is always going to be 6. Her topics of interest, however, evolved as the world has changed. She is as relevant now as she was in 1957!
Lamb Chop at the Bartlett Performing arts and Conference Center, Sunday, December 3rd, 2:30 p.m., $10-$15