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They we're CUTE cartoon animal characters who eventually had stuffed animals, stickers, etc made out of them.
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Candy B. - April 25, 2007 - Report this comment
omg I totally forgot about these!! I used to watch the cartoon every Saturday morning.
Nicole - May 15, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have my "digger" doll, a gift from an uncle I lost. Took me years to find out what he was though.
Heather - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember having a Halloween costume that was Pam the Panda. When I was a bit older I was able to watch a few of the cartoons when Cartoon Network first came on. Then they showed all of the older cartoons, kind of like Boomerang does now.
dubbayumm - August 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I had one that i think his name was Digger and a monkey I can picture him in my head but can't think of his name. I think it started with a B.
Nicole - September 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a Shirt Tales book on tape. It played songs about exercising. The songs were: Fit Is Fun, Stretch Your Stripes, The Panda Push (push-ups), Swing and Sing (swinging your arms), The Raccoon Run, Hop A Lot, and Rest Is the Best. You would turn the page when Tyg Tiger would blow his whistle. I loved to sing along with the songs, especially in Stretch Your Stripes, when Tyg Tiger would sing: "and ROAR! And stretch your stripes once more." LOL
Heidi Maier-Fleury - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
they whe`re CUTE cartoon animals character who eventually had stuffed animals, stickers, etch, made out of them !!
Brandi - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have mine all 5 of them, I got from hardees one year!
jen - October 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I freakin loved that cartoon! That really brings back memories.
jodi - October 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a night gown with the matching critter. I think it was a penguin. And yes there was one named Digger, he was a mole.
Hannah - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I got TYG from a church rummage sale last year, but never watched the show or anything like that.
mandy - March 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a monkey (Bogey) when I was little and to fall asleep, I'd rub it's head because it had soft hair... Well, it eventually went bald. Grandma bought me a new one and he sits next to my alarm clock to this day! :o) I loved the Shirt Tales!!!
LL - April 16, 2008 - Report this comment
My 5-year old wore my old Panda Shirt Tales nightgown last night--she found it in a bunch of stuff my mom saved!
DDMae3 - April 20, 2008 - Report this comment
Shirt Tales cartoon still comes on Boomerang network, if you want to blast to the past.
Erika - July 16, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a Shirt Tales fishing pole and tackle box. I used to go fishing with my dad alot when I was little.
Allison - July 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I have the littel figurine if Digger my mom got it in a box of craft stuff from a friend of hers, I just looked it up on the internet and found it right away.
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved thie cartoon!!
Debbie - October 08, 2008 - Report this comment
Awww, Shirt Tales. I had all the collectable cups from Hardee's
Stacy - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just getting stuff out of my dads house the other day and I still have the whole set! haha
Jenn - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to love watching this cartoon!!
Laura - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I don't think I ever saw the cartoon, but the characters were cute. I have some of the magnets on my fridge (yard sale finds). I just said this on the Critter Sitters board, but did any of you guys see the Disney "Chicken Little" movie that came out a few years ago? I just recently saw it, and my son and I love it. Some of those characters remind me of Shirt Tales and Critter Sitters. *(wanting a stuffed Morkubine Porcupine from "Chicken Little"--no, wait, I want a REAL one :):) :) ) *
Kristine - March 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I -still- have my Pammy the Panda plushie. She used to have a nice, bright pink bow on her head, and her pink tee said "Smart cookie", but after at least 23 years of much loving, she is very dingy and well-worn. So I have one of my baby dresses on her, and my daughter knows to 'take care' of Pammy. Pammy is one of the few toys that have stuck around all of these years for me :)
New Grandmother - April 01, 2009 - Report this comment
My Mother gave my Son Shirt Tail puzzles, the ones with big pieces. I also still have the table and 2 chairs and the step stool for reaching things. I am about to pass them on to my Son's daughter. And thanks to all above who helped me remember the names we forgot
Lori C. - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the game, the cards, and stickers. Of course, Pammy the Panda was the favorite...she was so cute. And everything in Pink was great, of course.
PeepsMcGee - May 26, 2009 - Report this comment
Hahaha! I thought I was the only one who remembered these! There was Digger (a mole), Tyg (Tiger), Bogey (orangutan), Pammy (Panda), Ricky (racoon). This was one of my fav cartoons to watch!! Digger & Bogey were may favs!
The Bear - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember getting Digger at Hardee's. Later on after a rainstorm I found a hole in the ground filled with water and dunked Digger in there and left him. Don't ask why I did this. I don't know why myself.
Lisa - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I had three of these when I was little but I can't remember which ones they where.
jennifer - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
my neighbior next door had the shirt tales card game.
Kristen - December 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I was Pammy the Panda one year for Halloween... my mom made the costume and she even embroidered Pammy across the shirt
mdll - April 01, 2010 - Report this comment
my son loved the Monkey Bogley, does anyone know where i can find one.? I kept the monkey but this past x mas my granddaughter took it home. This Mokey reminds me of how easy it was for my son to love as a child. I would like to get the monkey back and give my grand daughter a replacement .
80sBaby - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I think they sold these at Hardees. My favorite was Tyg!
lyn - July 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a walrus or manity I cant remember for sure, anyone remember that one? I dont have ANY toys from my childhood, and would love to have one for memories sake.
Melissa - August 31, 2010 - Report this comment
I just got the greatest deal ever!! Found the matching card game at a craft store for $0.25 I bought all 6 boxes still unopened! My fave was bogey the orangutan!
kim - October 12, 2010 - Report this comment
i actually got the walrus pillow from my great grandma when i was 2 and slept with it everyday of my life so far... i named him lovie and he looks horrible now and falling apart... i want a new one sooooooooo bad!
Rick - January 07, 2011 - Report this comment
wow, i remeber watching the cartoon all the time. i use to love that show!
Angela - February 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I never saw Shirt Tales somehow but my husband loves them. To this day the stuffed penguin pillow his mom made him sleeps in bed with us. I'd love to get him a new one, not to replace his, but as a surprise since you can't see what the old one is anymore. I made a slipcover for it because it is so near falling to pieces. His 30th birthday is coming up and I would love to find it for him. I found this site while searching for one, wish me luck!
Heather - February 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Angela, I am looking for that same penguin!! My mom made it for me when I was 5, slept with it forever until my cousin threw it away when i was 16, I want another one so bad, if you find a pattern for 1 please email me at
Joanne - March 16, 2012 - Report this comment
I would love a penguin one as well. I thought there was a penguin, but none of the sites show it. Too bad I loved my penguin. Im now 40 years old and loved the cartoon. I see it on tv from time to time and my daugher watches it now as well.
Tiffany - January 14, 2013 - Report this comment
These don't originally come as pillows, but as fabric to make into the pillow forms. You can find the fabric for them on Etsy and Ebay. My husband was also missing his penguin and I was able to find one there! If anyone knows what the penguins name is I would love to know!
Rob - July 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I had the walrus pillow, made by my mom.. loved it and brought it with me everywhere. Tonight while having my family over to see my newborn baby boy, I received my old pillow back and a brand new one for my boy.. Mom had an extra fabric template stashed away for 31 years.. what a wonderful gift
Dog The Dog - September 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I had the penguin pillow as well. I wanted a stuffed penguin so my mom got the fabric and made me my Shirt Tales Penguin pillow. I can't remember. Did the penguin pillow had a saying on his shirt? And, if so, what was it? Does anyone remember?
Altie - November 15, 2013 - Report this comment
This was my ABSOLUTE favorite cartoon I love all the cute little favs are ricky & bogey!! I just wish I could find some good pics of them! If anyone has any would you PLEASE post them??? I would so appreciate it!!!
Colleen - November 14, 2014 - Report this comment
I swear I used to have a walrus nightgown. I wish I had it now for my own daughter!
PATTY BARRETT - November 15, 2014 - Report this comment
My children had a book reader with a cassette that you pushed buttons to change the story. I cannot remember what it was called I am sure that it was made by Fisher Price or Mattel. They had a Shirt Tales book about Digger's Birthday. Some songs were Sunrise Surprise and If They Could See Me Now. I would love to find this.
diana noftz - March 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Does anyone have the lyrics to Sunrise Surprise"? We used to play this every morning on our kid's birthday to wake them up. It was a fun way to start the day
Jennifer - April 25, 2015 - Report this comment
I have Tug and now have the Wallarus. I have found both at garage sales. I find all my vintage toys at yard sales and they might not be perfect but to me that does not matter. I just love having toys that remind me of my childhood.
Tiffany Mo Sco - March 13, 2017 - Report this comment
At work today, I had the Stttrrreetch your stripes song stuck in my head and I had to find it! So glad to see all these posts. I don't remember the characters, but that workout tape... lol! Rest is best, raco co co co co coon run, oh I wish I had that tape right now! I would need tape player, actually, but just in general about that cassette makes me SMILE :)
Chris - July 02, 2019 - Report this comment
I have a vanity by ertl Shirt Tales cassette player with the box and can't find any info online. Did any of you have one of these?
Carlos - January 24, 2020 - Report this comment
I have a “Rick in the Music Box” toy which is basically a jack in the box type toy still in original packing and can’t find it ANYWHERE. Does anyone have info on this?
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