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59 – Gord Robertson (Zoboomafoo, Fraggle Rock, The Jim Henson Hour) – Under The Puppet

May 1, 2021 |

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Gord Robertson was the puppeteer of Zoboomafoo, the talking Lemur from the television show of the same name.  He also played Bill, the psychopathic ventriloquist dummy on the tv show Puppets Who Kill.  I sit down with Gord Robertson to talk about his career that began as a puppeteer and suit performer on Fraggle Rock and continues to this day in tv shows movies such as the recent thriller Come Play.

Also, this month you can win a set of pins inspired by Jim Henson’s doodles!  Listen to find out how to enter.

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CONNECT WITH GORD:
WEBSITE – http://puppetsandpilates.com
IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0731854/

DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:

Dell’Arte School

Fraggle Rock

Richard Hunt

Jerry Nelson

Rob Mills

Trish Leeper

Short Circuit 2

Sesame Park

The Jim Henson Hour

Kevin Clash

Center for Puppetry Arts

Shari Lewis

Mallory Lewis

Lamb Chop’s Play-Along

The Charlie Horse Music Pizza

Brats of the Lost Nebula

Bill Barretta

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

Zoboomafoo

Frank Meschkuleit

Joan Parkinson

Puppets Who Kill

Steve Whitmire

Come Play

Russ Walko

Andy Hayward

Mindwarp Productions

Le Monde magique de Lorenzo

CLIPS HEARD IN THIS EPISODE:
FRAGGLE ROCK – 
https://youtu.be/fhe50xDVT_Y
ZoBOOMAFOO – https://youtu.be/mkzEL6bdvJQ
PUPPETS WHO KILL – https://youtu.be/0nPrHS_zPHg

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