Rotund Lulu Roman from "Hee Haw," a Jim and Tammy Bakker loyalist, plans to be part of the show when the Bakkers hit the road on tour next month. "I did commit and told them I would do it because I love Jim and Tammy and I believe in them," Roman said. "Things are not really nailed down, but, if the time span works out, I'll definitely go with them." Roman said she knows that lining up with the Bakkers could result in negative publicity: "There's a part of me that wants to say maybe this is not going to be the most pleasurable thing that's going to be done. But there's a part of me I guess that's drawn to the message of forgiveness."
The late keeper of the "Wild Kingdom" now has a plaza dedicated in his honor in St. Louis. A bust of "Wild Kingdom" host Marlin Perkins and five bronze plaques depicting phases of his life are arranged in a semi-circle at the new Marlin Perkins Plaza. Perkins died last year of cancer.