Ruth Prins: the ‘now’ videos

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VIDEO: 0:55. Click this image to see video of 34 people gathered Dec. 5, 2021, at Magnolia Boulevard Viewpoint and singing Ruth Prins’ “Wunda Wunda” welcome song as well as the 1939 ditty “I’m a Little Teapot.” (Video by Jean Sherrard)

‘Now’ videos

On a rare, clear day in December, and with less than 48 hours’ notice, 34 people turned out to pose for a group photo to honor the late Ruth Prins, aka “Wunda Wunda.”

And they weren’t surprised in the least when they were asked to sing the first stanza of the show’s welcome song, as well as “I’m a Little Teapot.” Both tunes are inextricably tied to Ruth, and the group responded with wistful joy. To hear their vocalizing, click the image above.

After the singing, a few participants were interviewed about Ruth. The three resulting videos are below. Enjoy!

VIDEO: 2:50. Click the image to see an interview with Paul Hansen, the son of Edward Hansen, who served as Music Man for the “Wunda Wunda” children’s show on KING-TV from 1964 to 1972. He speaks Dec. 5, 2021, about being on the show’s set as a youngster and about his appreciation for Ruth Prins, who played the title character. (Clay Eals)
VIDEO: 1:28. Click this image to see Jim Cull, an active member of the Facebook fan club for “Wunda Wunda,” speak Dec. 5, 2021, of the power and enduring influence of Ruth and her show. (Clay Eals)
VIDEO: 1:01. Click the image to see Linda Bothell speak Dec. 5, 2021, of taking a French class with Ruth Prins when Ruth was in her mid-90s. (Clay Eals)

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