Chicago children’s television legend Bill Jackson has died at age 86. He was known for a series of shows including Cartoon Town, BJ & the Dirty Dragon and Gigglesnort Hotel and characters including Dirty Dragon, Mother Plumtree, the Professor, Weird and The Blob. Puppets and props from his shows can be seen at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.

In September, 2015, Jackson spoke with WGN Radio’s Dave Plier: