He mostly wore patriotic attire (including a red, white and blue top hat and shield) and would change his outfits depending on the era that he was in.
He would begin and end each of the show's acts by singing modified versions of "Yankee Doodle". His sidekick was Ollie the Owl.
- Sam's hat is very much like Uncle Sam.
- He is not to be confused with the muppet, or Sam the Olympic Eagle who was designed by Disney artist Bob Moore for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.