100% puppets for the Mummenschanz.
Oh, right. Greg the Bunny. Haven’t heard of it for a while.
Well, I did name my son Henson …
For those who are fans of puppetry, I highly recommend a visit to The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta. You might even run into a couple of familiar Robot Friends there …
I grew up with Shari Lewis (I even named my dog Shari Lewis. I was 4) and Kukla, Fran and Ollie.
We also had season tix to the summer program at The Center for Puppetry Arts when I lived in Atlanta, and I got to take all the kids to the shows. Gosh, I loved that. My favorite was the National Marionette Theater.
I was also in a puppet troop when I was in college.
There were exactly 2 ways to get my TV viewership as a kid. Animation or puppets. (Preferences that stick with me to this day.)
Besides all the obvious choices, I remember Pinwheel, Gigglesnort Hotel, Today’s Special, ALF, Space Cats…
I’ll go there one of these days.
Shari Lewis went to my mom’s school with Lambchop in the early 1950s before she was famous. My mom never forgot it.
Pee Wee Herman is Elvis Costello as Forrest Gump!
Pretty sure The TV Wheel would be a favorite if it got picked up.
The pilot episode was very fun and looked so damn good.
Yup, seen the White doc. Guy has done some amazing work.
And of course, when it comes to OTHER hosted movie shows that incorporate puppets, I gotta put it down for Svengoolie and Wolfman Mac’s Chiller Drive-In.
So… anybody care to be interested in what the Japanese puppet show YGQ is and what the acronym stands for? Again: I’ve gotten the theme song out of my head, and I don’t want to risk putting it back in my head by possibly saying the title that embarrasses me.