Billy Barty's Big Top was a local children's variety series that ran in
the Southern California area in the mid-1960s. Barty, an actor who stood
just three feet, nine inches tall, played host to the show regularly
dressed as a ringmaster who entertained the audience with his antics.
Comedic shorts from The Three Stooges were also shown on the show. The
series has been credited as one of the first to introduce children to
little people in an entertainment setting.