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Thingee's eye popping out is one of the most famous moments on New Zealand television, as an unflappable Jason Gunn continues hosting duties despite his co-presenter being newly one-eyed. The ocular incident occurred during filming of the The Son of a Gunn Show; it didn’t screen live but as part of a bloopers episode. Thingee was a puppet who debuted on After School, and appeared in several children's shows, including What Now?. Thingee was retired from NZ TV when he returned to his home planet. (Alan Henderson is rumoured to be the person behind the puppet.)

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Thingee's Eye by Paul Casserly 12.03.2012

There's a generation who remember where they were when JFK was shot. These moments punctuate our lives like punctuation. I can even recall some kids wearing black armbands at school when John Lennon was rubbed out. Others can easily recall the ...

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 Richelle Page

Richelle Page

Thingee a duck? Well I never.... :-) I did not realise that until now!!! I remember when his eye came out... classic moment! Poor Jase! ;-)

 nicholas win

nicholas win

is thingee really a humanoid duck alien a tv icon. how can this anthony henderson possibly be the person behind this puppet

where did he come from jason gunn if you can hear me and contact me please call me i wish to do an interview with you two and ask you questions since now that thingee will soon be making a comeback to television

 thingee-fan

thingee-fan

I remember clearly a time when Thingees eye popped out halfway while Annie was presenting. She just stopped mid sentence and held her face to stop from laughing, meanwhile Thingee had no clue and was wondering why Annie wasn't responding to his cues. THAT was live...

 Annette

Annette

I remember this scene but i can also remember another where
Thingees eye only came partly out and poor Jason could hardly
contain the giggles .... would love to see that scene again

 Moke

Moke

Thingy is a duck!?!

Mind Blown

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