Tribute act of Bill Dana/Jose Jimenez by Bob Abdou/Mr.Puppet

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I used to enjoy watching Bill Dana and his character Jose Jimenez. Our good buddy Bob Abdou sent us this video he did as a tribute to Bill Dana that he recently performed.

Special not here, Bob is not doing ventriloquism, he’s lip synching his dummy to the actual record. However, if you’re like me and remember this routine, Bob does a great job at re-creating it.



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Dan Willinger is a ventriloquism enthusiast and ventriloquist figure collector. He has been collecting for over 25 years. He created the Ventriloquist Central Collection. It now has over 100 ventriloquist figures and over 50 of them are Frank Marshall figures. Because of his love for the art of ventriloquism, Mr. Willinger created the website Ventriloquist Central. For more information about the website, go to:

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4 Responses to Tribute act of Bill Dana/Jose Jimenez by Bob Abdou/Mr.Puppet

  1. Mike Palma says:

    This was very fun, funny and most of all VERY ENTERTAINING!!! I loved it!!!!

  2. LeeDean says:

    That is sooo funny, Bob. I remember so well, listened to it everytime on radio, in between Bongo Rock, and other great pieces.

  3. Sammy King says:

    Bob does a GREAT job of that tribute to Bill Dana’s Jose Jimenez. When I first saw Bill perform the bit with Steve Allen, it highly influenced the character of my Francisco.
    Tributes are compliments, not theft, when presented as Bob did.

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