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"Angel's Great Puppet Caper"

Discussion in 'Puppet News' started by Buck-Beaver, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    OK here's something very cool if you're a fan of "Angel" (which I am) with apologies to Ryan R from the Tough Pigs Forum, where I lifted this info from:

    When a popular children’s show begins to steal the life forces of children by hypnotizing them, Angel (David Boreanaz) goes directly to the studio to uncover the evil doings. Upon entering the building, Angel triggers a spell that transforms him into a puppet.

    In a race against time, puppet-Angel and company must find a way to reverse the spell, save the lives of hundreds of children and return Angel to his normal vampire state. Meanwhile, Nina (guest star Jenny Mollen), the werewolf Angel befriended, returns to declare her romantic intentions, but puppet-Angel is too embarrassed to reciprocate.

    Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, J. August Richards, James Marsters, Andy Hallett and Mercedes McNab also star. The episode was written and directed By Ben Edlund.


    *This is the Feb 18th episode of Angel. It airs on the WB in the US, Space in Canada and on the New VR in Southern Ontario.
  2. leliebel

    leliebel New Member

    we're only half way through the 4th season here, and I used to download, but my internet connetion really isn't that good now. :cry:
    I'm officially not supposed to know, JAmes AMrsters is on "Angel" now, but I can't help reading spoilers :o

    Oeh, there are regularly muppet refferences in "Buffy" and "Angel"

    Like lorne singing:"It's not easy being green"
    and Xander says something a bout kermit and piggy in the episode of the shadowpuppets.

    Anyone know any others?

    Lotsa python refferences too :D

    *does funny voice*
    "This mummyhand is deceased, it is an ex mummyhand!"

    Sorry, just woke up. Feel free to go back on-topic now. :p
  3. Is Henson building the puppets?
  4. leliebel

    leliebel New Member

    there's a topic on the same thing in tv appearances saying about 2 performers and one designer
  5. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    I'm not sure, but it's more likely they were done by one of the other LA-based shops for budgetary reasons.
  6. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

  7. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I saw the whole episode. Now that was some good puppetry. I loved the fight sceen w/ Angel and Spike. Now theres some funny stuff they do.

    Spike: Ur a...

    Angel: Don't say it Spike!

    Spike: Ur a a....

    Angel: Don't u say it Spike! Get out of here now!

    Spike: Ur a boodly puppet! *grin on face*

    Angel: *growls and lanches at Spike*

    Now whoever did the puppetry did an awsome job. Loved the part after the fight where he walks and u see his whole body now thats cool. Love it and the others were just funny. Loved the dog character. I just can't get it out of my mind. If anyone didn't see it or missed it and wants a copy I recorded it.
  8. Muppetfreak

    Muppetfreak Member

    how sick was them using the half dead creator of the show as a puppet?

    I love Joss. I am so sad they are cancelling that show....
  9. dmx10101

    dmx10101 Member

    I missed it as the OC was on at the same time.
  10. BorkBork

    BorkBork New Member

    since i'm the downloading type of guy, could anyone please tell what season it is in now and the peisode numper of this episode so i can find it online, please.
  11. BorkBork

    BorkBork New Member

    Someone told me it's series 5 episode 14, but i can't find it anywhere...guess it's too early to be out on the peer to peer networks...i really want to see this episode :)
  12. leliebel

    leliebel New Member

  13. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Yeah, it's a real shame they are cancelling the show - this season started off a little iffy while they settled in to the whole return of Spike & taking over Wolfram & Hart storylines but they've just been knocking out one great episode after another lately. I only really got in to this show this year, when they started airing reruns of seasons 1 - 4 on Space in Canada.

    The puppetry was great - did anyone catch who did it? My favorite moment was when Puppet Angel was wrestling with the lead demon puppet who asks "So you got a little demon in `ya eh?" and Puppet Angel replies "Oh, I got a lotta demon in me" and morphs in to a puppet version of his vampire face.

    The fight scenes were really well done too.
  14. BorkBork

    BorkBork New Member

    Yaaaay...now it's online...i'll see it right now.
  15. leliebel

    leliebel New Member

    *jumping up and down nervously*

    I can't beleive I ahve to wait so long.

    In the netherlands they're only halfwya through season 4 and they're waiting a couple of months to show the rest of the season.

    Oh man, I not even close to seeing this episode!

    Ok! That's it, I'm downloading the trailer.

    I'm really spoiler sensative, so I've know for a while about spike not being dead anymore...

    I used to download buffy, but I haven't downloaded angel and now my cobnnection is slow.
  16. BorkBork

    BorkBork New Member

    Too bad for you. I downloaded the entire episode in 3 minutes :) . Just put it on dowload and leave it over night and you'll see it in the morning ;-)
  17. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    I think there's just eight or nine episodes left in the series now. If this really is the last year it's a real shame. The WB will probably replace it with a lame series like Jake 2.0*



    *With apologies to the five people in America who actually watch that show. :p
  18. leliebel

    leliebel New Member

    I've been feeling crapping all day and I was going to let of somne steem in the Disney topic, but I watched a trailer of this episode and it just made my day. :D

    You're a bloddy puppet!
  19. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    I got some partial info on the puppeteers from a few places on the web and posted it here (look under the Feb 19th entry).
  20. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Active Member

    I forgot about that part. I loved that part too. When he throws him to the play house thing they did a great part on that too. Just love the slow montion on that part.


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