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View Poll Results: Who is the best deceased puppeteer?
Mister Rogers 8 25.00%
Jim Henson 18 56.25%
That woman with Lambchop (Isn't she dead yet?) 4 12.50%
Geppeto 2 6.25%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-27-2003, 02:03 PM   #1
Uffern
Who is the best...?

Well?
 
Old 02-27-2003, 03:09 PM   #2
E2MacPets
Kinda harsh, seeing as he just passed
 
Old 02-27-2003, 03:30 PM   #3
Uffern
How is that harsh?

On an unrelated note, just what does this icon mean? ---> <-----What is that? Someone snoring?
 
Old 02-27-2003, 03:46 PM   #4
E2MacPets
It's harsh because he just died and already you're making a poll about the best dead puppeteer!

Not that I actually mind, but its right up there with the Need Another Seven Astronauts jokes and so on...


I voted for Henson And I'm a huge Froud fan- Dark Crystal
 
Old 02-27-2003, 03:54 PM   #5
Uffern
It's not harsh, it's a tribute of sorts. A joke about the astronauts will always be in bad taste, but I don't think this is.
 
Old 02-28-2003, 04:09 AM   #6
kenster
Well I too will go with Jim Henson on this one. The other ones did nothing for me. And the woamn with lambchop just scares me!! Somebody needs to tell her, she is talking to a damn sock!!! Am I the only one who finds that a bit odd???
 
Old 02-28-2003, 07:56 AM   #7
meretseger
She is in fact dead. I can't remember her name, but I still have 'the song that never ends' stuck in my head. Now all you do too. Ha ha.

Erin B.
 
Old 02-28-2003, 08:38 AM   #8
Seamus Haley
Sherri... Sherry... Cherry... Sharry... Lewis?

With the exception of Gepetto, the three actual humans listed up there all represent something that I somehow doubt will ever exist again.

As frightening as... the lamb chop lady... is, they all had enormously long careers and all started... to some degree or another, on television when LOCAL CHANNELS still made their own shows... which almost none do anymore, with the possible exception of WGBH (Boston PBS station) and a few other, very rare spots around the country, syndication is unfortunately more cost effective.

They mentioned at one point, in one of the news sources discussing Fred Rogers, that he had done well over a thousand shows, continuing to make new ones over FIFTY YEARS... never... will we see anyone in the popular television culture, able to accheive anything similar again.

Anyone besides me remember back when every city had it's own television clown? Or Bob Ross style painter? Even the individuals who eventually hit semi-nationwide-syndication but continued filming in their local market...

A lost dedication... a lost art... more perversion of the American culture.
 
Old 02-28-2003, 10:47 AM   #9
Rob Hill/Geckos Anonymous
I have to go with Henson. Dark Crystal, you betcha!!!

But I totally agree with Seamus. We will NEVER another Mr. Rogers or Sherry Lewis and Lambchop or Bozo the Clown. There is just no way they can be topped by anything today. Sure, production values were cheesy, but regardless, these shows were QUALITY children's programming and not the mindless corporate shills of today's kid tv culture. Of course there were products and marketing based on these shows, however you usually learned SOMETHING after everything was over, and your senses weren't beaten into submission by product placement. Mr. Rogers didn't forcefully try to sell you Handy-dandy notebooks or stuffed bears in blue houses or the next miniature line of talking trains. All Mr. Rogers and his ilk sold was children's entertainment, and QUALITY entertainment at that.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 08:39 PM   #10
Glenn Bartley
Sharry Lewis got my vote because she was a true pioneer in that type of children's television. Yes I know that Mr. Rogers was also sor tof a pioneer, but he did not have a show in my area (NYC) when i was a kid. Lambchop may have been a sock to you, but how many little kids realized that back when she first did her thing.

Jim Henson was also a great one, but allowed use of his muppets in ways that were conducive to one sided morals and not universal morals. Mr. Rogers and Sharri Lewis, on the other hand, seemed a bit more for everyone.

I am sort of surprised that you left out some other greats such as: Bozo the Clown, Andy Devine (who besides acting also hosted Saturday morning TV for children), Soupy Sales, and so on. Did I include Soupy Sales, oh boy!
 

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