Category Archives: Greenscreen

Making the Spider

We came up with the idea for the Where Spam Comes From episode in late 2008 or early 2009, and building the spider marionette took at least a year! Mostly because other episodes kept getting in the way, and we had to put it off. Fortunately, the topic is pretty timeless, as far as the Internet goes.
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Lost Episode – For Teh Lulz, Take 1

We shot For Teh Lulz three times before we had a version we thought was worth airing. Even though it was short, it was incredibly difficult to shoot. Weena’s long monologue had to be captured in a single take. That was hard not only because it’s hard to hold up a puppet for a long time, and because you can’t edit out mistakes easily, but from an acting perspective it takes a lot of careful work to build up drama in a long monologue and keep it from getting flat and boring.
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Puppet design: Giving Weena and Erna makeovers

You may have noticed that Weena and Erna look different between the House Party episode and the Greenwashing episode — between the summer and fall 2009 seasons. We gave them makeovers! This wasn’t just to make them prettier, though; there were some practical reasons why we did it.
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