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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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    The Muppet Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    The Muppet Show Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Richard Hunt

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    Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Sesame Street Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Caroll Spinney

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    Fraggle Rock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Fraggle Rock Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

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    Dinosaurs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Dinosaurs Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter, Jason Willinger

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Mystery Science Theater 3000 Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

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    Bear in the Big Blue House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Bear in the Big Blue House Noel MacNeal, Peter Linz, Vicki Eibner

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    Farscape is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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    ALF is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    ALF Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright

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    Dave Goelz, Kevin Clash, Brian Henson

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    Thunderbirds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Thunderbirds Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley

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    John Hurt^! Brian Henson^! Frederick Warder

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    Jim Henson^! Fran Brill^! Kevin Clash

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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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    Captain Kangaroo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Captain Kangaroo Robert Keeshan, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

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    Hal Smith, Will Ryan, Laurie Main

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    Greg the Bunny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    Greg the Bunny Sarah Silverman, Seth Green, Eugene Levy

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    Land of the Lost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Land of the Lost 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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    Paddington Bear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    Paddington Bear

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    Crank Yankers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Crank Yankers Artie Esposito, Paul McGinnis, Victor Yerrid

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    Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    Pee-wee's Playhouse Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman

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    Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman, Kathryn Mullen

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    The Banana Splits Adventure Ho... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    The Banana Splits Adventure Hour Don Messick, Daws Butler, Paul Winchell

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    Lara MacLean^! Cathy McCullough^! Noah Schnapp

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    The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    The Muppets Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson

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    Holly Larocque^! Bob Stutt^! Stephen Brathwaite

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    Allegra's Window is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Allegra's Window Kathryn Mullen, Anthony Asbury, Martin P. Robinson

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    Spitting Image is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Spitting Image Steve Coogan, Harry Enfield, John Sessions

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    John Eccleston^! Don Austen^! Mark Jefferis

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    Fran Allison, Burr Tillstrom

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

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    Stingray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Stingray Lois Maxwell, Ray Barrett, Robert Easton

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    Captain Scarlet and the Myster... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Francis Matthews, Ed Bishop, Donald Gray

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    Postman Pat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    Postman Pat Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Kulvinder Ghir

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    Fireball XL5 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Fireball XL5 Paul Maxwell, Sylvia Anderson, David Graham

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    Terrahawks is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Terrahawks Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler

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    Len Jones, Rupert Davies, Keith Alexander

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    Pinwheel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    Pinwheel Jim Jinkins

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


    Cousin Skeeter Rondell Sheridan, Angela Means, Meagan Good

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    The Wombles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    The Wombles Bernard Cribbins, Rick Jones, Sonja Ball

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    Tweenies is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Tweenies Pui Fan Lee, Samantha Dodd, Emma Weaver

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    Howdy Doody is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    Howdy Doody William Shatner, Bob Keeshan, Bill McCutcheon

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    Patricia Lovell

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    Maria Bird, Peter Hawkins, Gladys Whitred

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    The Magic Roundabout is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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    The Magic Roundabout Nigel Planer, Eric Thompson

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    David Rudman^! Alice Dinnean^! John Kennedy

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

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    The Flumps Gay Soper

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