This is Johnny Morris. Most Show Me readers are way too young to remember him but your editor used to love him.
Way back when (not telling you exactly when, that might give away my great age) he had a TV show called Animal Magic.
Johnny used to give the animals voices and pretend they were talking to him... sounds strange but it was very funny.
Many a child wanted to be a zookeeper because of Johnny Morris.
Take a look at this clip: 'Where is Keeper Morris? for a taste of Animal Magic.