Sesame Street is one of the long-time favorite puppet shows of young and old alike. It is one of those puppets shows that bridges the cultural and educational gaps with play-way methods. They make that learning is fun and cater to the educational needs of the children. When television was the medium of attraction, these type of TV shows kept children occupied in the best possible way, and Sesame Street played a very significant role. They have been in the field since 1969.
Lady Penelope is believed to the pink blonde that brought grace to the British Television screens. It existed during the 1960’s and is the first puppet show to employ the puppetry technique ‘Supermarionation.’ The lady has been there in the dark for almost 30 years, and now she has come to light.In the year 2016, the Lady Penelope puppet items were sold for £19,000. It is also an honor to make a note that this Lady Penelope is a Thunderbirds’ puppet.
The Muppet Show:
Muppet Show is a family oriented comedy television series that was in existence from 1976 to 1981. The show was launched by Jim Henson, and his show comprises of his Muppets Kermit and Miss Piggy, who play the lead roles. There are also other characters and among them is Scooter, who is a close representation of a human puppet in the whole show.
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons:
Popularly known as ‘Captain Scarlet’ it is a 1960’s science fiction television series in the soil of Britain. It was produced by the Century 21 Productions. Of course, the series is all about being a hero, and Captain Scarlet has super natural powers. He protects the earth from the Mysterons who are believed to have come from Mars. The characters are designed as Marionettes, and it is one among the first few shows to put the ‘Supermarionation’ technique in puppetry to use.
Between the Lions:
Between the Lions is an American television series, and it followed the puppetry style of the Sesame Street. It won several Daytime Emmy awards during the years 2001 – 2007. The idea behind this show was to promote the habit of reading among the children, and the target audience was children between the ages of 5-8 years. It was one of the recent shows that ensured that puppetry is not a thing of the past and that present generation came enjoy them as much as the kids of the 90’s. The show experienced almost 20 different puppeteers in a span of 10 years.