Monday, July 28

New Cast Members Coming Soon...

Razzle Snazzle: a teenage monster with a few paranoia issues.
Burnaby: a dirty sock from the laundromat.
G.I. Bear: son of "The General", war veteran, and a little mental.
Dogtor Paw, MD: licensed MD (Mad Dog), loves chasing parked cars.

Paw was donated by Cliff Gouthro. Razzle, Burnaby, and Bear were
built by our new Wippets puppeteer member Justin Porter.

Wednesday, July 23

Episode 110

The Wippets sing "Three Is A Magic Number"
by Blind Melon.

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Friday, July 18

Episode 109

The Wippets gang participate in a recording for a Video Dating Service. Part One.

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Saturday, July 12

Inspiration - Part 7

Avenue Q is an award-winning musical conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, who wrote the music and lyrics, and directed by Jason Moore. The book is by Jeff Whitty. The show was produced by and opened at the Off-Broadway Vineyard Theatre in March 2003. The production transferred to Broadway in July 2003 and won several Tony Awards, including the award for Best Musical. It is still running on Broadway and holds the position of 27th longest running musical in Broadway history. The show has spawned a 2005 Las Vegas production, a 2006 West End production and various international productions. A U.S. national tour began in July 2007.

The show is largely inspired by (and is in the style of) Sesame Street: Most of the characters in the show are puppets (operated by actors onstage), the set depicts several tenements on a rundown street in an "outer borough" of New York City, both the live characters and puppet characters sing, and short animated video clips are played as part of the story. Also, several characters are recognizably parodies of classic Sesame Street characters: for example, the roommates Rod and Nicky are versions of Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie, and Trekkie Monster is based on Cookie Monster. However, the characters are in their twenties and thirties and face adult problems instead of those faced by pre-schoolers. The characters use profanity, and the songs concern adult themes. A recurring theme is the central character's search for a "purpose." Since the musical soundtrack for it was released, the song "The Internet is For Porn" has become particularly popular on YouTube and can be downloaded for free from the official website.

It may not be appropriate for young children because AVENUE Q addresses issues like sex, drinking, and surfing the web for porn. It's hard to say what exact age is right to see AVENUE Q. Teenagers would definately love it, I find the writing and acting inspiring and highly entertaining.

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Friday, July 11

The Wippets on Ben's iPhone!

Monday, July 7

Episode 108

Spafford sings Ground Control to Major Tom.

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Tuesday, July 1

Episode 107

Spafford & Monkalope battle it out for online shameless advertising supremacy.

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