Wump Mucket Puppets on Facebook Live this week!
Wump Mucket Puppets are bringing their songs and silliness to Facebook Live on Thursday, March 19th at 2 PM EST. This FREE live video mini-show will be webcast from the official Wump Mucket Puppets Facebook page. All ages are welcome!
We understand that many school-age children in our country are at home due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and we want our young pals to have some fun with Cyril the Cincinnati Sea Serpent, Coleman the Sasquatch and more of our puppet stars.
What will the Wump Mucket Puppets be up to?
Our cast of characters will sing some of their songs, tell a silly story, and even share a knock-knock joke or two! We will not be working from a script, the entire show will be LIVE! As an added feature, we will have the ability to reply on camera to our viewers, so be sure to let us know that you’re watching!
A wink back to how TV was
Long before live video technology was available to anyone with a smartphone, TV puppet shows were broadcast live across America. Every region had local television stations with local stars. Here are a few classic TV puppet shows that we recommend:
In Cincinnati, the Larry Smith Puppets entertained generations of children on TV. Check out this fantastic Larry Smith Puppets Tribute Page on Facebook. There are loads of photos and videos to enjoy, including Hattie the Witch!
Up in Chicago, Burr Tillstrom’s pioneering Kukla, Fran & Ollie became a hit with both kids and adults. This popular program now has it’s very own Kukla, Fran & Ollie YouTube channel, with a classic episode added every evening at 7 PM EST. It will be no surprise that is is one of my personal favorites.
For our youngest fans and their parents, the Sesame Street YouTube channel has THOUSANDS of videos from your favorite Sesame Street characters. Here is how I remember seeing the original Oscar the Grouch when I first watched Sesame Street in 1969: Orange Oscar the Grouch video
Have fun and be safe
Please do your best to help each other during this trying time, and remember to be kind. Use this time to be creative. The Wump Mucket Puppets are looking forward to bring the show to Facebook Live. Watch our website and Facebook page for updates on future episodes.