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Punch & Judy
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Puppets

Entertainers

This page used to be entitled 'Puppets, Ventriloquists, etc.' Then I added a section on magicians, and so the page became a kind of bucket shop for entertainers that didn't fit in anywhere else.

Punch & Judy

Original name of Mr. Punch's wife Judy Click to show or hide the answer
Punch & Judy's dog Click to show or hide the answer
Hangman in Punch & Judy Click to show or hide the answer
Title traditionally adopted by Punch & Judy operators Click to show or hide the answer
Device used to make Punch's voice Click to show or hide the answer

Puppeteers

Unless otherwise stated or implied, the question in this category is "Who is (or was) associated with ... ?"

Spit the Dog Click to show or hide the answer
Wore an ostrich costume called Oswald (Crackerjack, 1970s) Click to show or hide the answer
Sooty, Sweep, etc. (later succeeded by his son Matthew) Click to show or hide the answer
Introduced George, Zippy and Bungle in Rainbow (most famously) Click to show or hide the answer
Creator of the Muppets (previously worked on Sesame Street) Click to show or hide the answer
Emu Click to show or hide the answer
Lambchop Click to show or hide the answer
Introduced Muffin the Mule Click to show or hide the answer
First introduced Basil Brush (on his magic / light entertainment show) Click to show or hide the answer
Jim Henson's principal collaborator on Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and the 1982 film The Dark Crystal: voiced and "characterised" Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover (Sesame St.) and Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and Sam Eagle (Muppets) Click to show or hide the answer

Magicians

US illusionist and "endurance artist": stood on a pillar in New York for 35 hours, in 2002; was sealed inside a plexiglass cube in London for 44 days, in 2003 Click to show or hide the answer
American illusionist (born David Seth Kotkin, 1956): famously made a Learjet disappear (1981), made the Statue of Liberty vanish and reappear (1983), levitated over the Grand Canyon (1984), walked through the Great Wall of China (1986), escaped from Alcatraz prison (1987), made an Orient Express dining car disappear (1991) and flew on stage for several minutes (1992) Click to show or hide the answer
The UK's best known magician, and a staple of BBC TV entertainment, from (say) 1954 to 1973: Basil Brush first appeared in support of; presented This Is Your Life when Eamonn Andrews was the subject (1974) Click to show or hide the answer

Ventriloquists

Q: Which ventriloquist is associated with ... A:
Lord Charles, Tich and Quackers Click to show or hide the answer
Archie Andrews Click to show or hide the answer
Nookie Bear Click to show or hide the answer
Lenny the Lion Click to show or hide the answer
Orville the Duck, Cuddles the Monkey ("I hate that duck!") Click to show or hide the answer

Popular radio comedian (1900–82), performed a comedy ventriloquist act Click to show or hide the answer

Puppets

First appeared in 1962, in The Three Scampies, an ITV series about an out-of-work circus act, along with a very aggressive Scottish hedgehog named Spike McPike Click to show or hide the answer
Later (1967) appeared with magician David Nixon in his BBC series
Animated and voiced by Ivan Owen (d. 2000); also appeared with Derek Fowlds and Rodney Bewes
Puppet companion of Andy Crane and Andi Peters in the Children's BBC "Broom Cupboard", 1988-93: famous for his green "mohawk" hairstyle Click to show or hide the answer
Created by Czech immigrants Jan and Vlasta Dalibor; first appeared on BBC TV 1957; made their fifth appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, together with The Beatles and Morecambe & Wise, Feb 1964; theme song We Belong Together; wore red and blue respectively, but to help viewers tell them apart on black and white TV, the latter sometimes wore a hat Click to show or hide the answer
Introduced on ailing TV-am, shortly after its launch (1983); credited with saving it from bankruptcy; lives in the "Ratcave", underneath King's Cross station Click to show or hide the answer
Italian mouse puppet (1960s), popularised in the USA on the Ed Sullivan Show; also appeared in the UK on the Pinky & Perky show Click to show or hide the answer
Puppet squirrel, introduced in 1953 to teach road safety to children in the UK – inspired a club that had over 2 million members at its peak in the 1980s Click to show or hide the answer

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