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List Rules 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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263 72
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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320 84
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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211 94
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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201 87
ALF is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
ALF Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright

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165 83
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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116 54
Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

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144 85
Thunderbirds is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Thunderbirds Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Peter Dyneley

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99 69
Muppets Tonight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Muppets Tonight Dave Goelz^! Kevin Clash^! Brian Henson

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133 66
Lamb Chop's Play-Along is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Lamb Chop's Play-Along Amy Castle, Brian Ito, Shari Lewis

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89 75
Farscape is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Farscape Ben Browder, Claudia Black, Anthony Simcoe

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69 49
The Storyteller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
The Storyteller John Hurt, Brian Henson, Frederick Warder

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Today's Special is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Today's Special Nikki Tilroe, Bob Stutt, Jeff Hyslop

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The Jim Henson Hour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
The Jim Henson Hour Jim Henson^! Fran Brill^! Kevin Clash

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44 24
Pee-wee's Playhouse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
ryan-ledoux added Pee-wee's Playhouse Paul Reubens, John Paragon, Phil Hartman

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Captain Kangaroo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Captain Kangaroo Robert Keeshan, James E. Wall, Deborah Weems

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91 62
H.R. Pufnstuf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
H.R. Pufnstuf Jack Wild, Billie Hayes, Lennie Weinrib

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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Umberhaven added The Muppets Bill Barretta, Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson

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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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84 60
Eureeka's Castle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Eureeka's Castle Pam Arciero, Cheryl Blaylock, Johnny Grasso

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88 64
Crank Yankers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Crank Yankers Artie Esposito, Paul McGinnis, Victor Yerrid

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53 45
Welcome to Pooh Corner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Welcome to Pooh Corner Hal Smith, Will Ryan, Laurie Main

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Paddington Bear is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
celia-yahccs added Paddington Bear

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Greg the Bunny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Greg the Bunny Sarah Silverman, Seth Green, Eugene Levy

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72 54
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Between the Lions Ruth Westheimer, Fred Newman, Kathryn Mullen

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44 46
Basil Brush is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows

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Kukla, Fran and Ollie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Kukla, Fran and Ollie Fran Allison, Burr Tillstrom

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The Banana Splits Adventure Ho... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
The Banana Splits Adventure Hour Don Messick, Daws Butler, Paul Winchell

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27 29
The Book of Pooh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
The Book of Pooh Lara MacLean, Cathy McCullough, Noah Schnapp

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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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48 45
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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Sigmund and the Sea Monsters is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters Johnny Whitaker, Scott C. Kolden, Billy Barty

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Pinwheel is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
EmilyCarlson added Pinwheel Jim Jinkins

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Under the Umbrella Tree is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Under the Umbrella Tree Holly Larocque^! Bob Stutt^! Stephen Brathwaite

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The Hoobs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
The Hoobs John Eccleston, Don Austen, Mark Jefferis

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Stingray is listed (or ranked) 36 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) 37 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) 38 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
celia-yahccs added Postman Pat Ken Barrie, Carole Boyd, Kulvinder Ghir

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The Sooty Show is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
The Sooty Show Matthew Corbett, Leslie Corbett

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Howdy Doody is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Howdy Doody William Shatner, Bob Keeshan, Bill McCutcheon

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36 39
Terrahawks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Terrahawks Jeremy Hitchen, Denise Bryer, Anne Ridler

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10 16
The Amazing Adventures of Morp... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
celia-yahccs added The Amazing Adventures of Morph

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30 33
Fireball XL5 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Fireball XL5 Paul Maxwell, Sylvia Anderson, David Graham

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29 32
Joe 90 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Joe 90 Len Jones, Rupert Davies, Keith Alexander

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32 36
Cousin Skeeter is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Cousin Skeeter Rondell Sheridan, Angela Means, Meagan Good

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29 33
Jack's Big Music Show is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Jack's Big Music Show David Rudman^! Alice Dinnean^! John Kennedy

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7 12
Lidsville is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
mwagner added Lidsville 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 actors in makeup filmed ...

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Tweenies is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
Tweenies Pui Fan Lee, Samantha Dodd, Emma Weaver

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The Magic Roundabout is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
celia-yahccs added The Magic Roundabout Nigel Planer, Eric Thompson

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10 18
Muffin the Mule is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Puppet TV Shows
celia-yahccs added Muffin the Mule Annette Mills