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The Best Puppet TV Shows

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 also 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 muppet television programs in history get 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 items like Fraggle Rock, Crank Yankers, and Eureeka's Castle.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best puppet show of all time?" and "What are the greatest puppet shows?"

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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    Jim Henson, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kevin Clash

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    Claudia Black, Ben Browder, Raelee Hill

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    Geoffrey Holder, Lynne Thigpen, Tyler Bunch

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    Shane Rimmer, Ray Barrett, Sylvia Anderson

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    Christopher Meloni, Sally Struthers, Sherman Hemsley

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    John Hurt, Jim Henson, Frank Oz

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    Frank Oz, Brian Henson, Kevin Clash

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    John Hurt, Brian Henson

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    Sarah Silverman, Seth Green, Eugene Levy

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    Hal Smith, Will Ryan, Laurie Main

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    Nikki Tilroe, Bob Stutt, Jeff Hyslop

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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Max Wright

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    Patricia Lovell

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    Julie Westwood, Don Austen, Rebecca Nagan

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    Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie, Peter Cullen

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    Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Joel Hodgson

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    Lennie Weinrib, Felix Silla, Angelo Rossitto

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    Conrad Bain, Bob Stutt, Stephen Brathwaite

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    Don Messick, Daws Butler, Paul Winchell

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    Noel MacNeal, Pam Arciero

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    Bill Cosby, Bob Keeshan, Kevin Clash

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    Wesley Eure, Phillip Paley, Kathy Coleman

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    Steve Coogan, Harry Enfield, John Sessions

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    Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Denis Leary

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    Fran Allison, Burr Tillstrom

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    Billy Barty, Margaret Hamilton, Johnny Whitaker

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    Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman, Kathryn Mullen

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    Rupert Davies, Gary Files, David Healy

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    Meagan Good, Bill Bellamy, Robert Ri'chard

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    Lois Maxwell, Ray Barrett, Robert Easton

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    Kathryn Mullen, Martin P. Robinson, Pam Arciero

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    Marc Weiner, Ray Abruzzo

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    Jim Jinkins

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    Lois Maxwell, Ed Bishop, Bud Tingwell

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    Windsor Davies, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler

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    Dee Bradley Baker, Alanna Ubach, Carlos Alazraqui

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    Alice Dinnean

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    Justin Fletcher, Pui Fan Lee, Samantha Dodd

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    William Shatner, Bob Keeshan, Bill McCutcheon

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    Paul Kaye, Katy Brand, Tony Way

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    Lidsville is Sid and Marty Krofft's third television show following H.R. Pufnstuf (1969) and The Bugaloos (1970). As did its predecessors, the series combined two types of characters: conventional

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