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Having seen a one-man puppet show at a young age, creator and puppeteer Burr Tillstrom knew that's what he wanted to do. Kukla was the first puppet Tillstrom created. Kukla was Tillstrom's right-hand man, as Tillstrom always and only used his right hand to make Kukla come alive.
Puppeteer Burr Tillstrom plays several different characters as he discusses his upcoming TV special for Easter Sunday on NBC with Studs Terkel. A recording of the song “The Cuckoo” is played.
Burr Tillstrom discusses his career and his show "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie." As a native Chicagoan, Tillstrom talks about his collaborators and characters on the show, as well as his love for the city of Chicago. The interview cuts off abruptly at the end.