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Puppets Who Kill – Globe and Mail Review

What’s new in Puppets Who Kill Land?

Hello Puppets Who Kill Friends – Welcome to one of our very infrequent updates. You can get regular updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

You can see some full episodes of Puppets Who Kill up on You Tube on our You Tube Channel right here:


John Pattison is working on a couple of live shows including re-mounting his puppet show…currently titled Beyond Puppets Who Kill. We’ll post more on that soon we hope.

all the best from PWK.


We’re Now on Twitter

Yes…..Puppets Who Kill slowly lurches into the social media world….always being careful not to be the first in anything.

We are now on Twitter – you can find us at @Puppets_WhoKill

Here we will provide you with the same shallow, fatuous drivel that we supply on all our other social media platforms – we’ll just do it in a smaller space.

See you there.

We’re Now on Facebook

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Puppets Who Kill is now on Facebook. Come and check us out at:


We’ll be giving you lots of updates and inside information about Puppets Who Kill episodes – some behind the scenes stuff, photos, tall tales, and some footage you can’t get anywhere else but from us.

Please come and join us and give us a LIKE.

Jerry Juhl sang the praises of Puppets Who Kill

I’ve been cleaning up the office lately and came upon an e-mail from 2002 that I hadn’t looked at in a long while.

It was from Jerry Juhl, the legendary head writer of the Muppet Show. I knew Jerry from the Fraggle Rock days, and I had sent him a copy of Puppets Who Kill to see what he thought. [FYI I sent him ‘Buttons and the Counsellor’s Wife.’]

Here’s what he said, in part:

“We fell about laughing at “Puppets Who Kill” and are looking forward to a couple of hundred more episodes. [Though I admit that my only real worry about the show is how you will ever manage to sustain it week after week].

“What can I say? The concept is brilliant. The writing is very sharp and really funny. Congratulations to everyone involved.”


He was always generous with his support – it was great to stumble upon this e-mail after so much time. Jerry passed away in 2005 – we’ll always remember his great contribution to puppetry and to the Muppets.

John Pattison – Puppets Who Kill



Puppets Who Kill Launches on Hulu in the USA


First Launch of PWK in the USA!

Puppets Who Kill is happy to say that we’re launching on Hulu in December, 2013 in the United States.

‘We look forward to meeting some new fans in America….’ says John Pattison, founding creator/writer/producer,  ‘We already have a lot of underground fans in the USA, now we hope to find a few more.’

We’re starting out on Hulu with a ‘Best Of’ set of shows – some handpicked favourites from all 4 seasons of Puppets Who Kill.



Beyond Puppets Who Kill a Hit in Hamilton Fringe

John Pattison’s one man show Beyond Puppets Who Kill was a hit at the Hamilton Fringe Festival this past week. Thanks to everyone who came out to see the show – which is still in its early development stages. John plans to remount it in a more fleshed out form in Toronto either later this year or early next year.

A big thanks to Luke Brown and his staff at Theatre Aquarius for all their help.

Here is a review of the show from THE VIEW Magazine in Hamilton:

I absolutely loved this show, and intend to go back for a second viewing. From “Fraggle Rock,” John Pattison shows off fantastic puppetry skills, plus his ventriloquism and characterizations are superb. Also, it was a warm fuzzy treat to hear a first–hand account of who Jim Henson really was. Pattison’s personal stories work perfectly as space between his hilarious, top–rate puppet sequences. Bravo. A joy.

Beyond Puppets Who Kill in Hamilton Fringe Festival

John Pattison is presenting a live show at the Hamilton Fringe Festival July 15-22, 2011.

Beyond Puppets Who Kill is a show that encompasses Puppetry, Spoken Word and the odd violent death.

Venue: Aquarius Studio

Show Times
Friday July 15th – 6:30pm

Saturday July 16th – 3:00pm

Sunday July 17th – 10:00pm

Tuesday July 19th – 6:30pm

Wednesday July 20th – 10:00pm

Thursday July 21st – 4:30pm

Friday July 22nd – 8:00pm

Check out the Hamilton Fringe Festival’s website for more details.

Here’s a review from the recent London, Ont. Fringe Festival:


Beyond Puppets Who Kill
Written and performed by John Pattison

As a fan of the Comedy Network show “Puppets Who Kill,” this performance was everything I had hoped it would be. With the same biting, twisted humour of the aforementioned show, Pattison’s performance is based around telling stories of his time becoming a puppeteer, working with Jim Henson and eventually developing the show this piece is named after. A good mix of story and back and forth puppet banter, similar to the style of Jeff Dunham but way, way better, it was interesting to learn more about the television industry while also having some good laughs from some sick jokes.

As the humour is quite dark, this show may not be for everyone. Do not be fooled by the fact that there are puppets in this show–it is NOT for children. A major part of the show revolves around breaking the stereotypical “cute and cuddly” image that most puppets have, hence the title referring to puppets who are murderers. If you loved the Muppets or Fraggle Rock as a kid, check this show out and see what a puppet show for adults is like.

4 out of 5 stars.

Huffington Post reviews new DVD set

The well known Huffington Post in the United States has posted a mini review of our new DVD set ‘Puppets Who Kill – the Best of Season 3 and 4.’ They have given PWK a big thumbs up.

Here it is:

PUPPETS WHO KILL: THE BEST OF SEASON 3 AND 4 ($19.95; VSC) –  A halfway house for criminally insane puppets? Either you’re in or you’re out after that description. And if you like The League Of Gentlemen and Kids In The Hall (but darker), you should give it a whirl.

– Michael Glitz