A New Day

January 3, 2007: Two Minutes and Six Degrees

I have a question. What's with the puppets all of a sudden? Is this Seven Second Delay: The Puppet Years? First Andy, out of nowhere, maybe it's part of Midlife Crisis II, wants to get a ventriloquism act going. Then the famous David Herman calls in, and, it turns out, has the exact same aspirations. Then, this show, this guy Noah is well-versed in the (formerly) elusive puppet scene. As is his date.

Let's get everything out in the open right now. Who's had experience in puppeteering or with puppeteers? Who hasn't? Even if it was a drunken encounter with some no-name ventriloquist you met in a bar, I'm going to say that counts.

7 comments:

Emerson Dameron said...

I had a large box of puppets when I was a kid, garnered from various older relatives. (I realized very early on that, once you profess an affinity for something (puppets, bumper stickers, Hawaiian shirts, whatever), people will start to give it to you.) One was a frog, and it is, to date, the coolest personal effect I've ever had. It had a foul mouth, and it died violently, many times over.

Andrea said...

FUN CRAFT IDEA: Take two old socks, sew on faces, name them Ken and Andy, and act out past episodes of the show for all your friends.

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to Sifl-n-Ollie? Anyone remember that puppet show on MTV?

Robin said...

The coolest puppets ever are Tom Servo, Crow and Gypsy.

Emerson Dameron said...

Sweet, sweet Sifl & Olly. Basically, that show died the speedy death of every good original program that's ever graced MTV. But it looks like the old episodes might finally be released on DVD. And S&O still make occasional appearances on Liam Lynch's podcast.

Jeff said...

i watched that movie Dummy (starring Adrien Brody) on DVD in 2006. that was a good one.

TOR Hershman said...

You drove in and are your tires tired!