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FLOPPY APPEARANCE: Gov. To Display Icon At Fair

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The Floppy exhibit ended after nearly 20-years last month at the State Historical Museum but the beloved puppet is planning an appearance at the Iowa State Fair.

Governor Branstad announced Tuesday that Floppy will be a part of the governor’s exhibit.

“Floppy is back by popular demand and we encourage all Iowans to stop by our booth to see an old friend at this popular attraction,” Gov. Branstad said.

You can see Floppy inside the Varied Industries Building during the entire fair.

It comes after campaigners worked to get Floppy’s exhibition reinstated in the State Historical Museum after being replaced by a RAGBRAI exhibit.

NBC’s Jimmy Fallon also joined the protests to “Save Floppy” with the help of guests Catherine Zeta-Jones and Seth Meyers.

Duane Ellett and Floppy hosted The Floppy Show on Channel 13 from 1957 to 1987.

After the fair, Floppy will be taken to Omaha, NE in order to develop a preservation treatment plan in conjunction with the museum.

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