Monday, June 14, 2010

Meet the Puppets

This week I tweaked a skit I had used in AWANA and which is already posted here. I thought this week I would show the puppets I am using and talk their personalities. Hopefully, this may help some of my skits make more sense.

D.B. is a good albeit not very bright bunny. He is a kid of about 8-9 years old, the median age of my current class.
His voice was originally based on Benny from the Warner Brothers
George and Benny cartoons. After I started doing D.B., the Pixar movie Up came out, and Dug's voice is also very similar.
To help me maintain his voice and character, I over-pronounce all words and never use contractions.
D.B. often goes down a rabbit trail when he misunderstands something that is said. His skits nearly always end with him saying thank you to his
comic foil.


Ozzie is an an excitable little monster. He also is a kid of about 8 or 9.
His voice could be described as a cross between
Wallace Shawn and Sylvester the Cat. He has an exaggerated interdental lisp. He gets worked up easily and often repeats words or phrases.
Ozzie enters and exits quickly, often just popping up or disappearing quickly. He typically makes an outrageous statement or comment that shows he didn't really completely understand the lesson before disappearing.
Ozzie has a pet worm named Squiggly.

Squiggly is Ozzie's pet worm. He is played by one of the finger funzles (the green one with the orange hair.) Squiggly's voice is done with a kazoo, because pet worms don't actually speak.
Ozzie makes it sound like Squiggly runs the show, but he is actually just along for the ride.
Ozzie has mentioned Squiggly in previous skits, but he will make is debut in two weeks.


Dilly is the newest addition. She is a southern fried chicken who doesn’t always get things straight. While she is older than the boys, she of an indeterminate age.
She has a very definite drawl. Her dialog is full of southern expressions and church clich├ęs. She is well meaning and sweet, but she is easily led astray and often misunderstands what she is told.
She often refers to her friend Flora in her stories. They are old friends, and neither has ever met a bad idea.
Dilly makes her debut this Sunday.

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