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The Best Puppet TV Shows

Updated April 1, 2021 10.7k votes 2.3k voters 373.5k views79 items

List RulesShows must heavily feature puppets, and can be from any TV era

The very best puppet shows on television, ranked from best to worst, including kids puppet shows for younger children and puppet shows that defied genre to be favorites of grownups. Popular puppet TV shows have been a staple of television for years, from marionette TV shows to old puppet TV shows that set the stage for the sometimes strange puppet TV shows of the '90s, 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! The list of puppet television shows below includes information to help you remember those puppet shows you loved the most.

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 sitcom that also happened dinosaur puppet show (Dinosaurs)? How about a late-night variety show run by Muppets (The Muppet Show)? Maybe really old black-and-white puppet TV shows like Captain Kangaroo 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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    Sesame Street

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz

    Premiered1969

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    The Muppet Show

    Jim Henson, Frank Oz

    Premiered1976

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    Bear in the Big Blue House

    Noel MacNeal, Peter Linz

    Premiered1997

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    Dinosaurs

    Stuart Pankin, Jessica Walter

    Premiered1991

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    Fraggle Rock

    Jim Henson, Richard Hunt

    Premiered1983

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    The Muppets

    Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz

    Premiered2015

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    Welcome to Pooh Corner

    Hal Smith, Will Ryan

    Premiered1983

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    The Sooty Show

    Matthew Corbett, Leslie Corbett

    Premiered1955

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    Paddington Bear

    Michael Hordern

    Premiered1976

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    Mystery Science Theater 3000

    Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson

    Premiered1988

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    ALF

    Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco

    Premiered1986

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    Captain Kangaroo

    Robert Keeshan, James E. Wall

    Premiered1955

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    Between the Lions

    Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman

    Premiered2000

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    The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

    Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy

    Premiered2019

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    Lamb Chop's Play-Along

    Amy Castle, Brian Ito

    Premiered1992

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    The Jim Henson Hour

    Jim Henson, Fran Brill

    Premiered1989

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    The Banana Splits Adventure Hour

    Don Messick, Daws Butler

    Premiered1968

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    Eureeka's Castle

    Pam Arciero, Cheryl Blaylock

    Premiered1989

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    Postman Pat

    Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd

    Premiered1981

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    The Hoobs

    John Eccleston, Don Austen

    Premiered2001

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    Land of the Lost

    Wesley Eure, Kathy Coleman

    Premiered1974

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    The Storyteller

    John Hurt, Brian Henson

    Premiered1988

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    Allegra's Window

    Kathryn Mullen, Anthony Asbury

    Premiered1994

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    The Book of Pooh

    Lara MacLean, Cathy McCullough

    Premiered2001

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    Thunderbirds

    Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett

    Premiered1965

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