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6 TV Shows with Puppets that Failed Miserably

Aliens in the Family - Aliens in the Family was part of ABC's TGIF line-up for two short weeks in 1996. It’s kind of likeThe Brady Bunch except one family is composed of creepy alien puppets instead of creepily wholesome people. This show’s got it all: canned laughter, Newt Gingrich jokes, and a major character that speaks in an obnoxious, robotic voice. Full episodes are available on YouTube. See how far you can make it before turning it off in disgust (I got as far as the line “I REQUIRE PUDDING.”)

Like what you see? Didn’t think so.  Why not check out the others here?

 

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6 TV Shows with Puppets that Failed Miserably

Red Pepper - Back in 1990, before 30 Rock and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip NBC considered picking up a different show about an entertainer managing a variety show in New York. Pretty normal, right? Did I mention that this entertainer happens to be a poorly-constructed marionette that looks suspiciously like Conan O’Brien? The pilot was never picked up, but you can watch the opening credits below. If the show was anything like the theme song, it was immediately off-putting, completely inane, and about twice as long as it should be.

Yep that was real.  So were these

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6 TV Shows with Puppets that Failed Miserably

Poochinski - Much has already been said about Poochinski, the abysmal ABC pilot about a cop who is reincarnated as a talking dog. The show has a monumentally stupid premise, but more importantly in the world of this article, a horribly designed dog puppet. It looks kind of like someone skinned a bulldog and stuffed it full of Jell-O. Jell-O with the voice of Peter Boyle.

Trust us, it gets worse.  Check it out here

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Sometimes you write “Talking Goat Cheese Frittata” into a script, and then a few weeks later it exists.

Dreams come true on set at CollegeHumor.

adamconover:

Sometimes you write “Talking Goat Cheese Frittata” into a script, and then a few weeks later it exists.

Dreams come true on set at CollegeHumor.

Dog Puppet Plays Fetch with Cute Little Kid 
I’ll bet that wasn’t even a real ball.

Dog Puppet Plays Fetch with Cute Little Kid

I’ll bet that wasn’t even a real ball.

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