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Rod Hull’s Emu up for auction

Comedian Rod Hull’s puppet Emu is to be sold at auction.

The mad-cap bird that took to attacking celebrities is expected to fetch £10,000.

In a crazy three minutes, Emu and Hull created television mayhem – and comedy history – with their 1976 appearance on The Michael Parkinson Show.


The highly respected host was reduced to rolling around on the studio floor as Emu launched into a relentless assault, trying to eat his shoes.

Sir Michael Parkinson later complained his 30 years’ career – interviewing the world’s most famous people – was remembered for being “attacked by a ****ing Emu”.

Hull only used two Emu puppets – the much used original and a back-up.

The original is for sale at Bonhams in London.

Hull died in 1999 after falling from the roof of his home while mending an aerial.













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