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Who is the best / worst puppet / puppeteering?

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Bouquetsofdynomite Thu 06-Sep-07 16:58:00

Was watching Sportacus this week and noticed that the Pixel puppetry is utterly rubbish. It doesn't move its eyes and just looks bl**dy scary with its mouth hanging open.
Compare it with Tutter from the Blue House, a mere sock puppet, but I reckon he's the most expressive puppet on tv! He cracks me up. Just shows the difference a good puppeteer makes and that Hensons are the bestsmile.

Stroo Thu 06-Sep-07 17:36:27

Totally agree. You can spot a Henson workshop creation a mile off.

Quite like the Dolmio puppets though!

drdad Thu 06-Sep-07 21:29:43

Bad puppetry abounds in The Story Makers (Barnacle Rock being just one of the worst offenders)

Bouquetsofdynomite Fri 07-Sep-07 10:40:21

LOL, the stories in Storymakers are so half-arsed aswell! Blue Cow is the worst "I'd like to go somewhere where things are broken please."grin
All filler, no killer.

Are you trying to tell me the Poon family on storymakers are....[gulp] PUPPETS?

Nooooooooooo it can't be so!

southeastastra Fri 07-Sep-07 13:49:35

sooty is the best puppet

Are you kidding me? I always found him very sinister after all at least Sweep talks Sooty is like a silent assasin!

Talking of sinister Basil Brush anyone?

southeastastra Fri 07-Sep-07 18:38:40

sinister! never grin

Bouquetsofdynomite Sat 08-Sep-07 21:31:09

Always quite fancied Basil Brush. Sweep too had more sex appeal than Sooty.

southeastastra Sat 08-Sep-07 21:31:41

sweep was an enigma

Bouquetsofdynomite Sat 08-Sep-07 21:44:24

A passionate enigma, he used to really go off one one somtimes. Sooty used to just stand there and take it, wiping his eyes occasionally.

themoon66 Sat 08-Sep-07 21:46:17

Sooty used to send me screaming from the room as a child (according to my mother).

southeastastra Sat 08-Sep-07 21:52:39

i loved sooty and incy and wincy

look at sooty here, being all loving

Skribble Sat 08-Sep-07 21:54:03

What about Puppetry of the Penis, can we enter that into the debate?

themoon66 Sat 08-Sep-07 21:57:19

Now yer talking Skribble!

southeastastra Sat 08-Sep-07 21:57:39

ha yes any puppetry is good in my book

SnollyGoster Sat 08-Sep-07 22:00:15

Do the Tweenies count?
If so, that friggin' Izzles needs putting down.

southeastastra Sat 08-Sep-07 22:01:51

yes i'll second the tweenies as the worst thing ever

Bouquetsofdynomite Sat 08-Sep-07 22:02:29

Hmm, does Izzles count as a puppet? Was Bungle a puppet? Or just a pantomime horse?

themoon66 Sat 08-Sep-07 22:14:57

Southeastastra... get over to the fighting
thread... I need you to hold me coat luv.

donnie Sat 08-Sep-07 22:16:04

shari lewis and lambchop was the best ever. End of.

themoon66 Sat 08-Sep-07 22:17:38

Actually have to agree with you Donnie .

donnie Sat 08-Sep-07 22:19:08

yes and it wasn't even that hard now was it???? lamb chop rocks. Keith Harris and Orville can eff off.

Bouquetsofdynomite Sat 08-Sep-07 22:28:02

Have only seen lambchop on 'ex-soapstars wacth clips and pretend to reminisce about old tv shows' shows (for once, I'm too young! yay). That Shari Lewis was one crazy lady.

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