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Topic: Bizarre puppets?
Message: Posted by: Skeleton (Mar 22, 2009 01:22PM)
First of all I have to make clear that I do not work with puppets (at least not yet), however the other day I stumbled across the following guy: http://mrdeadguy.com/

I loved his whole appearance and also most of his puppets, however I got the impression that one could have made more out of it, because to my likings there is a discrepancy between the overall "horror-like" appearance on the one hand and the "very" tame subjects of his acts on the other hand?

So what I would like to know is
a) am I the only one getting this impression?
b) are there other puppeteers who are working more on the "bizarre" side and if so, who are they?
Message: Posted by: puppeterry (Mar 22, 2009 05:49PM)
I've been a puppeteer for over 35 years, and I used to be part of a YahooGroup http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bizarrepuppets/?v=1&t=search&ch=web&pub=groups&sec=group&slk=3
There were some interesting puppetmakers in the group, but, according to the site, it really hasn't been active for close to three years.
As to "Mr. Dead Guy," his act seems more in the lines of the magician-juggler who does an undead zombie-like character.
I consider "Achmed the Dead Terrorist" more frightening.
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Mar 22, 2009 05:56PM)
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On 2009-03-22 18:49, puppeterry wrote:

I consider "Achmed the Dead Terrorist" more frightening.
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I love that guy. Frightening, yes, but oh so funny! :)

Achmed is coming to my city in June (with his handler Jeff Dunham). Just checked Ticketmaster -- $70.00 per ticket! Ouch!

Brian
Message: Posted by: Neale Bacon (Mar 23, 2009 12:57AM)
Got my tickets for the show in Vancouver June 11th! Jeff is one of VERY few performers I would pay that much to see.
Message: Posted by: Brian Lehr (Mar 23, 2009 01:37PM)
As far as I know, he only has two stops in Canada, Vancouver and Edmonton. I hate the thought of spending that much money for two tickets, but my wife isn't giving me any choice! :)

Brian
Message: Posted by: Skeleton (Apr 5, 2009 05:48AM)
For those interested - I started a similar thread at "The spooky, the mysterious...the bizarre!" with more results, take a look here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=306476&forum=14&15
Message: Posted by: Tod Todson (Apr 10, 2009 02:56PM)
Skeleton,

Nicholas Pawlow is another gent in this category. Take a look at these:

http://www.puppetcomedy.com/thecharacters.html
http://www.puppetcomedy.com/video.html

Tod
Message: Posted by: wolfsong (Apr 16, 2009 06:04AM)
This is a great act!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L3AgPSiFMk&feature=related
Message: Posted by: Skeleton (Apr 16, 2009 03:59PM)
Wow - thanks Tod and wolfsong for those new (at least to me) links.

Keep 'em coming.....
Message: Posted by: SpellbinderEntertainment (Oct 7, 2009 02:27PM)
Well, he's not "Mr. Dead Guy"

…but I love my "living impaired" boy,
Vincent Baskerville-Smithe.

Thought I'd Introduce him, since we're close to Halloween,
and please feel free to join Vincent's Facebook page as his "Friend"

http://www.facebook.com/baskervillesmithe?v=info&ref=profile

Magically,
Walt
(The Baron Saturn)
Message: Posted by: Wanlu (Oct 7, 2009 09:47PM)
I wanted to turn my extra figure into something bizarre...but before I even had the chance, a TV show got me to do an evil type role in their show. I of course used the extra head but with not much changes in his looks...maybe I can just add some bulging eyeballs using a pair of eyes from Mike Brose. :)

This will be aired locally this Saturday :)

http://wanlu99.multiply.com/photos/album/88/Midnight_DJ_TV5#photo=7

That's me as the old ventriloquist stoned to death...and my evil figure LUWAN who eventually avenged my death... :) At the end of the show, I go back as myself with my figure Nicolo. :)

I love Achmed...and kids here are not scared of him, kids adore him :) The figures and character posted above are all COOL figures and their owners gave much thought on the characters and looks. We should respect that by not making clones...let us think of a unique way to make our own different bizarre characters :)

The Ded Bob show is very ingenious...no problem with lip control :) and his manipulation is very good and it shows how much work the puppeteer did to have a cool act like that.

Halloween is just around the corner...now I have a new character to bring :) LUWAN..the "Puppet na malupet" (Cruel Puppet)