Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy's Top Hats
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Origin

Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy

Type

Top Hats

Effects

Vocalized thought transference from Bergen's hat to McCarthy's.

Downsides

Effects

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Homobonus-MT8

Aisle

828847-4487

Shelf

472140-6523-356

Date of Collection

23 October 2004

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Edgar Bergen (1903 -1978) was a famous twentieth century actor and comedian, who gained notoriety from his work on The Chase and Sanborn Hour as a ventriloquist. Surprisingly popular for a ventriloquist on a radio show, he and his dummy Charlie McCarthy entertained audiences on the radio from 1937 to 1956. Though other puppets would be developed, it was Charlie who remained the most beloved character - a precocious, dapper child with a suggestively dirty mouth, he slid under the radar of the censors. Even after Bergen left radio, he and Charlie would continue to make appearances in films and television.

Effects[edit | edit source]

The hats allow for immediate vocalized thought transference, as the person wearing McCarthy's hat will say absolutely any thought that passes through the mind of the person wearing Bergen's hat, in the latter's voice.

The artifacts were discovered by the Warehouse in 2004 when a black widow scam resulted in the divorces and deaths of several influential Beijing business women. Though McCarthy's hat was narrowly recovered, Bergen's disappeared with the con artists.

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