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How does Bobo the Bear work?

Discussion in 'Puppet Building and Performing' started by SnakeLipsXD, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. SnakeLipsXD

    SnakeLipsXD Well-Known Member

    Hey. :)
    I'm not necessarily a performer, but I've always wondered how Bobo the Bear works?
    It just that he always struck me as a full-body Muppet; mostly because he looks to heavy to operate as a normal Muppet. Is this true - or is he just a normal Muppet that uses a (potentially?) smaller mechanism for his mouth?
    If anyone knows, please let me know - I'm just so curious lol! XD
    Thanks.
     
  2. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Bill has joked that he wears a harness when operating him
     
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  3. SnakeLipsXD

    SnakeLipsXD Well-Known Member

    Oh, wow lol. XD
    You know, it would be really interesting if they could release some diagrams/behind-the-scenes pics of how this guy works lol.
     
  4. BlakeConor14

    BlakeConor14 Well-Known Member

    Yeah
     
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  5. Muppetlab

    Muppetlab Well-Known Member

    Bobo is a big, heavy puppet. He is worn on a harnes to take the weight but operated like any other live hand puppet... Fozzie for example :)
     
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  6. SnakeLipsXD

    SnakeLipsXD Well-Known Member

    Awesome! :) Thanks for that!
    And yeah, that makes sense - cause he is a BIG character to work with. XD
     

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