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Video: Sesame Street Puppeteers Talk About Puppets

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Pig's Laundry, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    Matt Vogel, Ryan Dillon, Frankie Cordero, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, and Marty Robinson talk about how their jobs and the puppets work:

    Great stuff! I'm really glad I finally know how Snuffy's snuffle moves. Also, there's some great behind the scenes pictures and footage.
  2. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Holy crap . . . if I didn't know better, I'd think Ryan and I were twins separated at birth. :eek:

    But I hadn't heard about little magnets inside the hands being used as a technique to have Muppets grab/hold things, but that's really interesting - I'm guessing those would have to be really strong magnets to be able to attract through fabric and such.
  3. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Hm. Kevin was briefly mentioned. Cool.
  4. Schfifty

    Schfifty Well-Known Member

    Funny that it's already gotten a bunch of comments complaining that the magic is "ruined". Well, duh, that's gonna happen when you see behind-the-scenes footage.

    I had wondered about that before, and it seems like they've done that for quite a while. When I saw one of the episodes with Betty Lou's dolly posted on YT a while ago, I wondered if the doll or doll head was attached via magnets, or if was just pinning.
  5. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I've heard certain things such as, depending on the size/shape/weight of the prop, that usually the bending the fingers (which have wire in them) into a grip around the prop is enough of a grasp to hold it into place, and if not, a little double-face tape is added as extra ensurance.
  6. antsamthompson9

    antsamthompson9 Well-Known Member

    I wanna know who the red-haired woman is who was filling in for Leslie in one of the behind the scenes pictures.
  7. Pig's Laundry

    Pig's Laundry Well-Known Member

    It was Peslie, her evil Irish doppelganger.
    gavry3 likes this.
  8. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    It could just be Leslie in a wig; she's prone to doing quirky things.
  9. gavry3

    gavry3 Well-Known Member

    Yep. That's what I also thought at first.
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    When I was a kid in school, I used to clip my pens to the templepiece of my glasses, and nobody really thought anything of it (because they already thought I was a weirdo anyway).

    A few weeks ago, I happened to have a pen in a grocery store and did the same thing for the first time since I was a kid. Needless to say, I was getting quite a number of strange looks and double-takes from other shoppers and employees.

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