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15 minute episodes
In this short-lived puppet show from WENR Chicago, Newt (full name, Newton Figg) was the proprietor of a country store whose various misadventures with pal Mr Nosegay formed the crux of each show.
Newt gave daily discourses on corn, crops and community commotion.
In addition to his onscreen work, Don Tennant created and wrote the show plus co-produced it with Les Weinrott.
Hold ‘er Newt was seen in Chicago each weekday afternoon (5.15 to 5.30 pm) from June 1950 and returned briefly in January 1952 for Saturday morning shows which alternated weekly with Hollywood Junior Circus.