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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.

JudgeJudyAndExecutioner Fri 07-Sep-07 13:36:11

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

JudgeJudyAndExecutioner Fri 07-Sep-07 18:02:08

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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