Saturday, January 20, 2007

Famous Puppet Death Scenes

The Old Trouts

People For The Ethical Treatment Of Puppets had better not catch wind of this show otherwise The Old Trouts are in some serious trouble. These poor, beautifully crafted puppets get stomped, devoured, gunned down, stabbed, etc. in this series of vingettes that all end with a death. Mostly jokey with a fair amount of sincerity, this meditation on mortality often had you rooting for the poor S.O.B.s demises. The more painful the better! Other times it broke your heart or at least made you feel all introspective and philosophical. Of particular note was the enormous amount of personality these puppeteers were able to imbue their characters with. Puppet shows are fun.

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