The 10 Greatest Puppet TV Shows of the 90s

Posted 10 years ago by Television

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Everybody loves a great puppet show, and in honor of the decade that doesn’t get written about much, I give you the 10 Greatest Puppet TV Shows of the 90s. I didn’t want to include the 80s for various reasons, but mainly because there would be a lot more obvious choices in that list. Hopefully you’ll remember some shows you haven’t thought about in a long time, or discover some you’ve never heard of.

Whether you’re trying to remember what that puppet show in the 90s with the dragon was called or just want to be reminded of some awesome shows, this list is for you.

10. The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss

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First up is the short-lived puppet series based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The Wubbulous World ran on Nick Jr. for two seasons (96-97) and included all of the classic Seuss characters, but in new stories. I always had a fascination with shows that I knew I was too old for in the 90s, and I remember watching a few episodes of this. I loved how well Dr. Seuss’ characters translated into puppet form. I’d take a movie in this style over either of the horrible live action Seuss stories any day.

9. Dog City

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Dog City was a cartoon/puppet hybrid show that aired from 1992-1995. It was a spinoff of the Dog City segment on an episode of the Jim Henson Hour, which was all puppets. The puppet segments revolved around Elliot Shag, a dog cartoonist who creates the detective character Ace Hart. I know there was more cartoon than puppets, but I still had to include it.

So far in the states the only way to legally find the show is to download episodes on Amazon for $1.99. Boo for Amazon Video on Demand being Windows only. You can also check out the intro on YouTube.

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The Best Muppet Show Beatles Covers

Posted 10 years ago by Movies, Music

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Check out the Beatles Muppet shirt on 80stees.com!

One of the great disapointments in life is that no member of the Beatles ever appeared on the Muppet Show. The band had been broken up for six years or so by the time the Muppet Show came about, but I would have loved to see episodes starring each member. Well, I could have done without a Ringo episode, but still. Paul McCartney’s affinity for vaudeville would have been a perfect match for the show, but he would only agree to go on if he could bring the rest of Wings with him. Apparently, the producers couldn’t swing that, and now we’re left with no Muppet/Beatles crossovers.

All is not lost, however, because the Muppets still covered their fair share of Beatles songs. So without further ado, here are the best Muppet Beatles cover songs.

With a Little Help From My Friends

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Rezatron’s Zombie Drawings and Doodles

Posted 10 years ago by Stuff

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Niche illustration blogs seem to be a huge upcoming trend, and that’s fine with me. I’m jealous of anyone that can draw cool stuff, just ask my friend John. We’ve had the cool artwork of Springfield Punx, Montygog’s Art-O-Rama, and the Autumn Society.

Now we have the delightful zombie drawings of Rezatron. Along with random zombies, he has included some awesome pop culture icons given the undead treatment. Among those included are Home and Bart Simpson, Kermit the Frog, Michael Jordan, Kanye West, Spongebob, Harry Potter, and Marty McFly.

The Muppets/Ocean’s 11 Smashup

Posted 11 years ago by Stuff

You have to love a smashup that is done really well, and this one ranks right up there with the Toy Story/Dark Knight in terms of originality.

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Pinocchio VHS Unboxing with booklet scans

Posted 11 years ago by Movies

In honor of Pinocchio being released on Platinum Edition DVD and Blu-ray, I decided to find a sealed copy of it on the format I grew up with, VHS.

For some reason, seeing old VHS intros makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

In the days before the internet was mainstream, I always looked forward to getting the newest Disney movie on VHS, mainly so I could flip through the booklet inside to see what movies were coming out next. Those booklets, combined with my subscription to Disney Adventures magazine were my RSS feeds of the day, if you will.

Check out the pages from this booklet below. The last couple pages were all about the Muppets, yay! Remember those Muppet Movie VHS tapes that came with the watches?

*ed. – These images died in the transition from Saturday Morning Central to Tophat Sasquatch