'Puppular' TV Shows

by ElMaruecan82 | created - 29 Apr 2017 | updated - 02 May 2017 | Public

What's your favorite TV show (with more than 1000 votes) featuring puppetry?

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1. The Muppet Show (1976–1981)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

Kermit the Frog and his fellow Muppets put on a vaudeville show at their theatre, bringing in a famous celebrity to help out for each episode.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

Votes: 21,365

2. Sesame Street (1969– )

TV-Y | 55 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

On a special inner city street, the inhabitants, human and muppet, teach preschool subjects with comedy, cartoons, games, and songs.

Stars: Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 11,078

3. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988–1999)

TV-14 | 92 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

In the not-too-distant future Joel Robinson is held captive by Dr. Forrester and TV's Frank, forced to watch B-Grade movies on the Satellite of Love with the help of his robot friends: Cambot, Gypsy, Tom Servo and Crow T. Robot.

Stars: Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu, Kevin Murphy

Votes: 22,162

4. ALF (1986–1990)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

A furry alien wiseguy comes to live with the Tanner family after crashing into their garage.

Stars: Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright, Anne Schedeen

Votes: 29,356

5. Fraggle Rock (1983–1987)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The adventures of the various inhabitants of an underground civilization.

Stars: Karen Prell, Gerard Parkes, Kathryn Mullen, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 6,429

6. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996–2003)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

When a sixteen-year-old high school student finds out she's a witch, her two aunts offer guidance on how to control her newly-discovered magical powers.

Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay

Votes: 31,735

7. Dinosaurs (1991–1994)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Dinosaurs follows the life of a family of dinosaurs, living in a modern world. They have TVs, fridges, etc. The only humans around are cavemen, who are viewed as pets and wild animals.

Stars: Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger, Leif Tilden

Votes: 15,066

8. Tales from the Crypt (1989–1996)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

Tales of horror based on the gruesome E.C. comic books of the 1950s presented by the legendary Crypt Keeper, a sinister ghoul obsessed with gallows humor and horrific puns.

Stars: John Kassir, Roy Brocksmith, Miguel Ferrer, Cam Clarke

Votes: 19,894

9. Farscape (1999–2003)

TV-14 | 50 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Thrown into a distant part of the universe, an Earth astronaut finds himself part of a fugitive alien starship crew.

Stars: Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe, Lani John Tupu

Votes: 31,374

10. Pee-wee's Playhouse (1986–1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Family, Comedy, Musical

Pee-Wee Herman and his friends have wacky, imaginative fun in his unique playhouse.

Stars: Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 3,830

11. Thunderbirds (1965–1966)

TV-G | 50 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the 21st century, the Tracy family operate a unique private mechanized emergency response service.

Stars: Sylvia Anderson, Peter Dyneley, David Graham, Shane Rimmer

Votes: 3,629

12. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (1968–2001)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family, Fantasy, Music

Fred Rogers explores various topics for young viewers through presentations and music, both in his world and in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

Stars: Fred Rogers, Betty Aberlin, David Newell, Joe Negri

Votes: 6,119

13. Crank Yankers (2002–2019)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

A show with real 'crank' phone calls to real victims. Puppets are added as the 'actors' to give visual support to what is happening in the phone calls.

Stars: Artie Esposito, Victor Yerrid, BJ Guyer, Paul McGinnis

Votes: 2,638

14. Greg the Bunny (2002–2004)

TV-14 | 12 min | Comedy

Greg the Bunny is one of the 3.2 million fabricated Americans ("puppets") living in the United States. Wanting a job that doesn't involve working only on Easter, he convinces his roommate ... See full summary »

Stars: Eugene Levy, Seth Green, Bob Gunton, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 1,529

15. Lamb Chop's Play-Along (1992–1997)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

An enthusiastic singing lady and her puppet animal friends go on a variety of adventures.

Stars: Amy Castle, Brian Ito, Shari Lewis, Amanda McAdam

Votes: 1,478

16. Wonder Showzen (2005–2006)

TV-MA | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

An all-cynical, all-evil absurdist variety show that parodies the classic educational PBS shows of the 1970s, made up of old cartoons and educational films, children, and puppets from one's worst nightmares.

Stars: Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy, Evan Seligman

Votes: 3,836

17. H.R. Pufnstuf (1969–1970)

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The adventures of a boy trapped in a fantastic land with a dragon friend and a witch enemy.

Stars: Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Lennie Weinrib, Joan Gerber

Votes: 1,395

18. Saturday Night Live (1975– )

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Music

A famous guest host stars in parodies and sketches created by the cast of this witty show.

Stars: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond, Kenan Thompson

Votes: 40,111

19. Spitting Image (1984–1996)

25 min | Comedy

A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

Stars: Steve Nallon, Kate Robbins, Chris Barrie, Jon Glover

Votes: 1,830

20. Barney & Friends (1992–2009)

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

From pretending to be a pilot on a make-believe airplane to pretending to be a pirate in search of buried treasure, Barney's friends discover that creativity lets them soar in the wings of imagination!

Stars: Bob West, Julie Johnson, Dean Wendt, Carey Stinson

Votes: 4,053

21. Yo Gabba Gabba! (2007–2019)

TV-Y | 23 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Yo Gabba Gabba! is a fun live-action program for young children ages 1 and up. Join our host DJ Lance Rock as he introduces us to friendly toy monsters in a magical land full of music, ... See full summary »

Stars: Lance Robertson, Amos Watene, Adam Deibert, Emma Jacobs

Votes: 1,237

22. Land of the Lost (1974–1977)

30 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A family is thrown back in time and must survive in a dinosaur dominated land.

Stars: Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Spencer Milligan, Phillip Paley

Votes: 2,302

23. LazyTown (2002–2016)

TV-Y | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

In this Nick Jr. television show, a pink-haired girl named Stephanie moves to LazyTown with her uncle (the mayor of LazyTown), where she tries to teach its extremely lazy residents that physical activity is beneficial.

Stars: Magnús Scheving, Stefán Karl Stefánsson, Julianna Rose Mauriello, Julie Westwood

Votes: 5,604

24. Unhappily Ever After (1995–1999)

30 min | Comedy

A "Married with Children" take-off with the twist of a schizophrenic father.

Stars: Geoff Pierson, Kevin Connolly, Nikki Cox, Justin Berfield

Votes: 2,518

25. Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993–2009)

TV-14 | 60 min | Comedy, Music, Talk-Show

Conan O'Brien, a Harvard Lampoon alumnus, hosts this late-night comedy/talk-show, which is often silly and whimsical.

Stars: Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter, Joel Godard, Max Weinberg

Votes: 16,334

or any other Conan show



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