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Awesome Muppet replicas

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 17th 2007 8:01AM

bart simpsonSee that Bart Simpson puppet on the right? I want it. I mean, I really want it. Unfortunately, it belongs to Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson, so I'll have to use all my ninja cunning to sneak into her home and steal it from her.

The puppet is the creation of Jarrod Boutcher, who makes both replicas and original puppets, though he doesn't sell the replicas. Usually when you see "replicas" of the Muppets, they're not that good, but damn, Boutcher's puppets all pretty much look exactly like the real thing. I would kill for that Oscar the Grouch. Seriously, I would end another person's life for it. I know that's not really the "Sesame Street way" but where else are you going to find something that cool?

Even though you can't purchase any of his replicas, Boutcher does create original, custom-made puppets for a price. If someone from the Muppets is reading this: get this kid a job, already.

[via Jeff Pidgeon]

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Lisa: Dad, what's a muppet?
Homer: Well, it's not quite a mop, and it's not quite a puppet, but
man... [laughs] So to answer your question I don't know.

March 19 2007 at 10:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tim

If we're going to break in somewhere and steal some of these creations, I got dibs on Animal!! Always my favorite Muppet.

March 17 2007 at 2:34 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joby

Wow - thats one hell of a talent.. wonder if he could make a puppet version of my daughter?

March 17 2007 at 9:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Kevin Kelly

Sadly the Jim Henson Company doesn't own the Muppets anymore, since they sold them to Disney. *shudder*

March 13 2007 at 1:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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