The Best Puppet TV Shows

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List Criteria: Shows must heavily feature puppets, and can be from any TV era

The very best puppet shows on television, ranked from best to worst, including '90s kids puppet shows for younger children. This list of the greatest puppet shows includes pictures from the shows, when available. Popular puppet TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining puppet show of all time is. Don't let your favorite puppet television programs fall to the bottom of the list - be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of puppet television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator, and premiere date, when available.

This list features shows like Fraggle Rock, Crank Yankers, and Eureeka's Castle and really has something for everyone. Do you want to watch a dinosaur puppet show? How about marionette TV shows? Maybe old puppet TV shows strike your fancy, or perhaps you're just looking for some PBS puppet shows to enjoy. No matter the case, there are all kinds of TV shows with puppets on this list awaiting your votes.

What is the best puppet show of all time? What are the greatest puppet shows? Upvote the puppet shows on TV that you love (or loved) the most and don't forget to rerank the list so the shows with the famous puppets you thought were great can rise to number one!
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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

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    Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

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    Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger

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    Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright

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    Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

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    Noel MacNeal, Peter Linz, Vicki Eibner

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    Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash, Brian Henson

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    Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley

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    Amy Castle, Brian Ito, Shari Lewis

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    Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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    John Hurt^! Brian Henson^! Frederick Warder

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    Today's Special is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    Today's Special Nikki Tilroe, Bob Stutt, Jeff Hyslop

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    Jim Henson^! Fran Brill^! Kevin Clash

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    Robert Keeshan, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

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    Sarah Silverman, Seth Green, Eugene Levy

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    Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman

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    Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Phillip Paley

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    Hal Smith, Will Ryan, Laurie Main

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    Pam Arciero, Cheryl Blaylock, Johnny Grasso

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    Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Lennie Weinrib

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    Artie Esposito, Paul McGinnis, Victor Yerrid

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    Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman, Kathryn Mullen

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    Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson

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    Lara MacLean, Cathy McCullough, Noah Schnapp

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    Don Messick, Daws Butler, Paul Winchell

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    Holly Larocque^! Bob Stutt^! Stephen Brathwaite

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    Pinwheel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    Pinwheel Jim Jinkins

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    Kathryn Mullen, Anthony Asbury, Martin P. Robinson

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    John Eccleston^! Don Austen^! Mark Jefferis

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    Steve Coogan, Harry Enfield, John Sessions

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    Fran Allison, Burr Tillstrom

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    Dan Tetsell, Rufus Jones, Katy Brand

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    Johnny Whitaker^! Scott C. Kolden^! Billy Barty

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    Alice Dinnean, Peter Linz, Noel MacNeal

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    Kevin Carlson, James Murray, Debra Wilson

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    Francis Matthews, Ed Bishop, Donald Gray

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    Rondell Sheridan, Angela Means, Meagan Good

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    Paul Maxwell, Sylvia Anderson, David Graham

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    Lois Maxwell, Ray Barrett, Robert Easton

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    Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler

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    The Maestro's Company

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    David Rudman^! Alice Dinnean^! John Kennedy

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    Len Jones, Rupert Davies, Keith Alexander

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    William Shatner, Bob Keeshan, Bill McCutcheon

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    Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Kulvinder Ghir

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    Pui Fan Lee, Samantha Dodd, Emma Weaver

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    Kino's Storytime is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    Kino's Storytime

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