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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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    Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

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    Noel MacNeal, Peter Linz, Vicki Eibner

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    Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright

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    Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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    Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley

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    Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash, Brian Henson

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    Jim Henson, Fran Brill, Kevin Clash

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    John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder

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    Amy Castle, Brian Ito, Shari Lewis

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    Today's Special is listed (or ranked) 14 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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    Sarah Silverman, Seth Green, Eugene Levy

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    Robert Keeshan, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

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    Hal Smith, Will Ryan, Laurie Main

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    Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Phillip Paley

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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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    Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman

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    Don Messick, Daws Butler, Paul Winchell

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    Lara MacLean, Cathy McCullough, Noah Schnapp

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    Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman, Kathryn Mullen

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    Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson

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    Holly Larocque, Bob Stutt, Stephen Brathwaite

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    Kathryn Mullen, Anthony Asbury, Martin P. Robinson

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    Steve Coogan, Harry Enfield, John Sessions

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    Fran Allison, Burr Tillstrom

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    Johnny Whitaker, Scott C. Kolden, Billy Barty

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    Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Kulvinder Ghir

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    John Eccleston, Don Austen, Mark Jefferis

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    Lois Maxwell, Ray Barrett, Robert Easton

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    Francis Matthews, Ed Bishop, Donald Gray

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    Paul Maxwell, Sylvia Anderson, David Graham

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    Rondell Sheridan, Angela Means, Meagan Good

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    Bernard Cribbins, Rick Jones, Sonja Ball

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    Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler

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    Pinwheel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    Pinwheel Jim Jinkins

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    William Shatner, Bob Keeshan, Bill McCutcheon

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    Nigel Planer, Eric Thompson

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    Pui Fan Lee, Samantha Dodd, Emma Weaver

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    Len Jones, Rupert Davies, Keith Alexander

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    David Rudman, Alice Dinnean, John Kennedy

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    Oliver Postgate, Sandra Kerr, John Faulkner

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    The Sooty Show is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    The Sooty Show Matthew Corbett, Leslie Corbett

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