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      That Puppet Game Show

      That Puppet Game Show
      Puppets - you either love them, loathe them or in my case absolutely adore them. Generations have marvelled upon the magic of Jim Henson studios, from The Muppets and their many films, to Sesame Street and Fraggle Rock - but watch out Kermit the Frog, there’s some new puppets on the block that are taking Saturday night for themselves.

      Had it ever occurred to you how hilarious a team of singing puppet sausages is? No? Well as Jonathan Ross and Catherine Jenkins discovered, squeezing these sensational sausages was only the beginning of a bizarre and brilliant opening show. Throw in tests of strength (in which Ross and Jenkins, wearing full body suits of lights had to literally punch their own lights out), and puppet hosts including the lovable lazy armadillo Ian, and you have That Puppet Game Show.

      Just remember sausages cannot actually sing Proclaimers songs... or can they? In a twist on Saturday night gaming, That Puppet Game Show harks back to the days of the classic Muppets Show, with its behind the scenes action and bemused puppet audience. One puppet family remarked - “You know how programmes are supposed to inform, educate and entertain? Well which one is this?”, a witty nod to the BBC. Sheer genius.

      On a side note, it is incredible to see the legacy of Jim Henson living on. Son and executive producer Brian Henson should be commended for creating a fabulous family show that can be loved by all generations. With a different pair of celebrities taking on the games to win money for charity, you can only wonder what the puppets will have in store for them each week. But why wonder? Settle down on a saturday night and tune in - I certainly will be. The fun starts here puppet fans!

      SARAH O’HARA ||

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