This is part two of a look at the building of the puppets for The Ultimate Nerd-ament. If you would like to read the first installment about building Stanley, you can do so by clicking HERE.
From the start we knew that this was a two puppet show. Stanley was pretty much set in stone from the get-go, but we bounced around several ideas as to who the other puppet would be. We thought about an animal and played around with the idea of Stanley having a dog. One day Russ also suggested a ‘sidekick monkey’ which I heard as ‘psychic monkey,’ and that became an idea that was batted around a bit. Ultimately the decision was made that Stanley’s best friend would be one of his own design. I robot.