Counting Down Theater’s 10 Most Outrageous Puppets in Honor of Off-Broadway's Hand to God

February 19th, 2014 by

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This winter, MCC Theater introduces off-Broadway audiences to foul-mouthed sock puppet Tyrone, star of the devilish comedy Hand to God.


In honor of Tyrone’s arrival, we look back on other puppets that have made us smile and blush. From simply cheeky to wildly outrageous, these 10 puppets left a lasting impression on theater audiences.

10. Joey, War Horse

Joey- War Horse

Photo by Paul Kolnik

#Showoff

9. Timon, The Lion King

Timon- Lion King

Photo by Joan Marcus

Oh Timon, always good for a laugh.

8. Cabaret Décadanse, La Soiree


7. Roxie Hart, Chicago

Roxie- Both Reached for the Gun

'Shut up, dummy.'

6. Chairy, The Pee-Wee Herman Show


5. Miss Piggy, 'Manhattan Melodies'/Muppets Take Manhattan

Miss Piggy

When it comes to the cheeky and outrageous, this glamour girl wrote the book. In fact, this ham has a book titled 'The Diva Code.'

4. Lucy the Slut, Avenue Q


3. The Cast, 'Lease'/ Team America


2. Audrey 2, Little Shop of Horrors

Audrey 2

He was a mean green mother with a sassy mouth and a thirst for blood.

1. Bad Idea Bears, Avenue Q

Bad Idea Bears

If you like these outrageous and shocking puppets, don't miss MCC Theater's Hand to God, now playing at the Lucille Lortel Theatre through March 30.