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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Muppets







Latex foam guy becomes latex/foam gal with itsty bitsy...and teeth. My kind of woman.

I saw a great fringe show while in Edinburgh. An adult puppet improvisation by the Jim Henson puppet troupe. The puppeteers (puppet ears?) stood on the stage directly in front of you holding their muppets aloft at arms length which is seemingly the way it's done. What arm muscles these guys must have and what energy they powered through as they grabbed an assortment of puppets to turn vulgarity into hilarity in response to audience suggestions.

In their opening number there was a line about how disconcerting it is that muppets never have teeth. Ever noticed that and might you know why? If so, please tell me. Anyway, always a gal to rise to a challenge mine became dentate (wonderful word I learned from my dentist recently. Told me I might well manage to remain dentate all my life. Hmmmm, something to look forward to). If not, the rim off some plastic bottle tops reinforced with hot glue makes an excellent set of nashers.

Some of my class mates made more cuddly wuddly muppets. These gals came from Japan and could only communicate with the tutor via an interpreter. They did a grand job despite this.

4 comments:

MargaretR said...

I was going to ask you how you managed to dentate those puppets. They are brill as usual.

Helen Cowans said...

Sally, Love the Muppet with attitude!

Helen

Hil said...

Really cool! It looks like you had fun. I love the leather face in the previous post, too.

Grumpy said...

Thanks gals!

It's time to play the music.
It's time to light the lights....