Walkie-talkie code name of Dicky Peterson (Jim Carrey), a nerdish, pseudo-street vigilante on comedy skits seen on IN LIVING COLOR/FOX/1990-94. His mother’s Walkie-Talkie code name was “Grey Squirrel.”


Not wanted by the Guardian Angels, Dicky formed his own street vigilante group (membership of one) to patrol the streets of his neighborhood. His uniform consisted of a yellow beret, combat boots, camouflage green pants, and a tee-shirt that proclaimed “Cherub of Justice.”

Dicky was viewed as an “inconvenience” at his local convenience store and a side walk simpleton to a presidential secret service agent assigned crowd control while vice-president Dan Quayle traveled through Dicky’s territory.

Headquarters for Dicky was his home (address #607).  If Dicky wanted to avoid any messages from his mother he made static sounds and professed the need to maintain radio silence.

When threatened, Dicky pointed his little finger in the direction of trouble and promised to use his “Death Touch.”


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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