Chuck McCann was an assistant to Paul Ashley on NBC & ABC TV's "Rootie Kazootie!" The hand puppet "Mr. Peanut" had appeared with Chuck McCann on WPIX TV Ch. 11 NYC's "Let's Have Fun!" and WPIX TV Ch. 11 and WNEW TV Ch. 5 NYC's "Chuck McCann Shows" in the 1960's as "Matty the Tramp". The puppet was built by the late Paul Ashley (Mr. Ashley died in September, 1984). Mr. McCann now owns the "Matty the Tramp" puppet.