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Under The Puppet is a monthly show that talks to working puppeteers about the art and business of puppetry. Guests will include puppeteers from The Muppets, Sesame Street, The Jim Henson Company and more. The show also covers other forms of puppetry such as marionettes, shadow puppetry and Bunraku . Hosted by puppeteer Grant Baciocco (The Jim Henson Company, Mystery Science Theatre 3000).

Latest Episodes

Gordon Smuder, Michael Heagle & Jennifer Menken (Transylvania Television)

Transylvania Television, or TVTV, is a trulyindependent puppet television series. In this episode I speak with the creative team behind the show,Gordon Smuder, Michael Heagle and Jennifer Menken. If you've ever wanted to start your own puppet television series, this is a MUST LISTEN episode! Recordedwhile at the 2019 Puppeteers ofAmerica National Festival!

51 MIN2 w ago
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Gordon Smuder, Michael Heagle & Jennifer Menken (Transylvania Television)

Trace Beaulieu (Mystery Science Theater 3000)

Trace Beaulieu is a founding cast member of the television show Mystery ScienceTheater 3000 where he originated the role of Crow T. Robot. In this episode, recorded live at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival, I talk to Trace about what brought him to the world of puppetry and we get some behind the scenes stories about working on Mystery Science Theater 3000. We also open the floor to questions.

60 MINSEP 1
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Trace Beaulieu (Mystery Science Theater 3000)

Ronnie Le Drew (Zippy, Labyrinth, Muppet Christmas Carol)

This episode my guest is Ronnie Le Drew. He's worked in puppetry for over 50 years, starting as a teen at The Little Angel Theatre in London. He went on to work in theatre, television and film including on Labyrinth, LittleShop of Horrors, Muppet Christmas Carol and more. He alsoportrayed the character of Zippy on the long running show Rainbow. I talk to Ronnie about all these things and more in this episode!

108 MINAUG 1
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Ronnie Le Drew (Zippy, Labyrinth, Muppet Christmas Carol)

Promo: Live With Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater at the National Puppetry Festival!

Join me for Under The Puppet Live with guest Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater 3000 at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival! Tickets on sale now!

47 sJUL 10
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Promo: Live With Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater at the National Puppetry Festival!

Kathy Mullen (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal, The Muppet Show, Empire Strikes Back)

This episode my guest is Kathy Mullen. Kathy worked on The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie,puppeteered Yoda in Empire Strikes Back withFank Oz, Kira in Dark Crystal, Mokey on Fraggle Rock and much more. I talk to her about her career and her work now using puppetry to change the world with No Strings Productions.

72 MINJUL 1
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Kathy Mullen (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal, The Muppet Show, Empire Strikes Back)

GIVEAWAY! Win An Autographed Cookie Monster Funko Pop from Under The Puppet!

To celebrate the release of the Under the Puppet app for iOS and Android, Under The Puppet is giving away A Cookie Monster Funko Pop autographed by Cookie Monster and Sesame Street Puppeteer David Rudman! To find out how to enter, download the FREE Under The Puppet App for iOS and Android!

45 sJUN 12
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GIVEAWAY! Win An Autographed Cookie Monster Funko Pop from Under The Puppet!

Jamie Shannon (Mr. Meaty, Nanalan, Big and Small)

This month I welcome JamieShannon to the show. He is the creator of Mr. Meaty, Nanalan, The Grogs and more. We talk about his beginnings, his work with Nickelodeon, his puppet short Rasputin and much more.

51 MINJUN 1
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Jamie Shannon (Mr. Meaty, Nanalan, Big and Small)

Wayland Flowers (Madame, Solid Gold, Hollywood Squares)

This is the first in a series of shorter episodes spotlighting puppeteers who have been mentioned on the show but are no longer with us. This episode we focus on Wayland Flowers, known best for his puppet character Madame. A video version of this episode is available at our website.

2 MINMAY 20
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Wayland Flowers (Madame, Solid Gold, Hollywood Squares)

John Lovelady (Muppets, The Great Space Coaster)

This episode, I sit down with puppeteer John Lovelady. John was chosen by Jim Henson to be a Muppeteer andreceived puppetry training from Frank Oz. He played the role of Crazy Harry in the first season of The Muppet Show. He later went on to star as Edison and Knock Knock on The Great Space Coaster! I can't wait for you to hear this interview!

66 MINMAY 1
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John Lovelady (Muppets, The Great Space Coaster)

Randal J. Metz (Storybook Puppet Theater at Children's Fairyland)

This episode my guest is Randal J. Metz, the Director of the Storybook Puppet Theater atChildren's Fairyland, the longest, continually operating, puppet theater in the United States. I talk to Randal about what led him topuppetry, why The Storybook Theater is such a magical place and much more. Plus stories about Frank Oz,Jerry Juhl, Bob Baker. andTony Urbano!

60 MINAPR 1
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Randal J. Metz (Storybook Puppet Theater at Children's Fairyland)

Latest Episodes

Gordon Smuder, Michael Heagle & Jennifer Menken (Transylvania Television)

Transylvania Television, or TVTV, is a trulyindependent puppet television series. In this episode I speak with the creative team behind the show,Gordon Smuder, Michael Heagle and Jennifer Menken. If you've ever wanted to start your own puppet television series, this is a MUST LISTEN episode! Recordedwhile at the 2019 Puppeteers ofAmerica National Festival!

51 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Gordon Smuder, Michael Heagle & Jennifer Menken (Transylvania Television)

Trace Beaulieu (Mystery Science Theater 3000)

Trace Beaulieu is a founding cast member of the television show Mystery ScienceTheater 3000 where he originated the role of Crow T. Robot. In this episode, recorded live at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival, I talk to Trace about what brought him to the world of puppetry and we get some behind the scenes stories about working on Mystery Science Theater 3000. We also open the floor to questions.

60 MINSEP 1
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Trace Beaulieu (Mystery Science Theater 3000)

Ronnie Le Drew (Zippy, Labyrinth, Muppet Christmas Carol)

This episode my guest is Ronnie Le Drew. He's worked in puppetry for over 50 years, starting as a teen at The Little Angel Theatre in London. He went on to work in theatre, television and film including on Labyrinth, LittleShop of Horrors, Muppet Christmas Carol and more. He alsoportrayed the character of Zippy on the long running show Rainbow. I talk to Ronnie about all these things and more in this episode!

108 MINAUG 1
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Ronnie Le Drew (Zippy, Labyrinth, Muppet Christmas Carol)

Promo: Live With Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater at the National Puppetry Festival!

Join me for Under The Puppet Live with guest Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater 3000 at the 2019 National Puppetry Festival! Tickets on sale now!

47 sJUL 10
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Promo: Live With Trace Beaulieu of Mystery Science Theater at the National Puppetry Festival!

Kathy Mullen (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal, The Muppet Show, Empire Strikes Back)

This episode my guest is Kathy Mullen. Kathy worked on The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie,puppeteered Yoda in Empire Strikes Back withFank Oz, Kira in Dark Crystal, Mokey on Fraggle Rock and much more. I talk to her about her career and her work now using puppetry to change the world with No Strings Productions.

72 MINJUL 1
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Kathy Mullen (Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal, The Muppet Show, Empire Strikes Back)

GIVEAWAY! Win An Autographed Cookie Monster Funko Pop from Under The Puppet!

To celebrate the release of the Under the Puppet app for iOS and Android, Under The Puppet is giving away A Cookie Monster Funko Pop autographed by Cookie Monster and Sesame Street Puppeteer David Rudman! To find out how to enter, download the FREE Under The Puppet App for iOS and Android!

45 sJUN 12
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GIVEAWAY! Win An Autographed Cookie Monster Funko Pop from Under The Puppet!

Jamie Shannon (Mr. Meaty, Nanalan, Big and Small)

This month I welcome JamieShannon to the show. He is the creator of Mr. Meaty, Nanalan, The Grogs and more. We talk about his beginnings, his work with Nickelodeon, his puppet short Rasputin and much more.

51 MINJUN 1
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Jamie Shannon (Mr. Meaty, Nanalan, Big and Small)

Wayland Flowers (Madame, Solid Gold, Hollywood Squares)

This is the first in a series of shorter episodes spotlighting puppeteers who have been mentioned on the show but are no longer with us. This episode we focus on Wayland Flowers, known best for his puppet character Madame. A video version of this episode is available at our website.

2 MINMAY 20
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Wayland Flowers (Madame, Solid Gold, Hollywood Squares)

John Lovelady (Muppets, The Great Space Coaster)

This episode, I sit down with puppeteer John Lovelady. John was chosen by Jim Henson to be a Muppeteer andreceived puppetry training from Frank Oz. He played the role of Crazy Harry in the first season of The Muppet Show. He later went on to star as Edison and Knock Knock on The Great Space Coaster! I can't wait for you to hear this interview!

66 MINMAY 1
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John Lovelady (Muppets, The Great Space Coaster)

Randal J. Metz (Storybook Puppet Theater at Children's Fairyland)

This episode my guest is Randal J. Metz, the Director of the Storybook Puppet Theater atChildren's Fairyland, the longest, continually operating, puppet theater in the United States. I talk to Randal about what led him topuppetry, why The Storybook Theater is such a magical place and much more. Plus stories about Frank Oz,Jerry Juhl, Bob Baker. andTony Urbano!

60 MINAPR 1
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Randal J. Metz (Storybook Puppet Theater at Children's Fairyland)