The Best Puppet TV Shows TV Programs

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, Louise Gold

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    Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Kevin Clash

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    Jim Henson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz

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    Christopher Meloni, Sally Struthers, Sherman Hemsley

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    Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Joel Hodgson

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    Geoffrey Holder, Lynne Thigpen, Noel MacNeal

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    Anne Meara, Paul Dooley, Bill Daily

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    Claudia Black, Gigi Edgley, Ben Browder

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    Ray Barrett, Shane Rimmer, Sylvia Anderson

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    Frank Oz, Brian Henson, Kevin Clash

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    John Hurt, Jim Henson, Frank Oz

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    John Hurt, Brian Henson

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    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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    Hal Smith, Will Ryan, Laurie Main

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    Bill Cosby, Bob Keeshan, Kevin Clash

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    Noel MacNeal, Pam Arciero

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    Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman, Phillip Paley

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    Felix Silla, Lennie Weinrib, Angelo Rossitto

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    Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Denis Leary

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    Laurence Fishburne, Phil Hartman, Paul Reubens

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    Don Messick, Daws Butler, Paul Winchell

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    Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman, Kathryn Mullen

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    Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie, Peter Cullen

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    Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson

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    Conrad Bain, Bob Stutt, Stephen Brathwaite

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    Kathryn Mullen, Martin P. Robinson, Pam Arciero

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    Steve Coogan, Harry Enfield, John Sessions

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    Fran Allison, Burr Tillstrom

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    Margaret Hamilton, Billy Barty, Mary Wickes

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    Julie Westwood, Don Austen, Rebecca Nagan

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    Archie Panjabi, Angela Griffin, Kulvinder Ghir

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    Lois Maxwell, Ed Bishop, Bud Tingwell

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

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    Pinwheel Jim Jinkins

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    Alice Dinnean

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    Lois Maxwell, Ray Barrett, Robert Easton

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    William Shatner, Bob Keeshan, Bill McCutcheon

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    Meagan Good, Bill Bellamy, Robert Ri'chard

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    Bernard Cribbins, Rick Jones, Sonja Ball

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    John Bluthal, Sylvia Anderson, Paul Maxwell

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    Nigel Planer, Eric Thompson

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    Windsor Davies, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler

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    Rupert Davies, Gary Files, David Healy

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    Oliver Postgate

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    The Sooty Show is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows


    The Sooty Show Matthew Corbett, Leslie Corbett

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    Pui Fan Lee, Samantha Dodd, Emma Weaver

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