Just like with Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, his childhood inspirations, Andrew Agee insisted that his own puppets do more than look the part.
“Selling the show is making people believe that these foam images are real,” the puppet master once told the Tulsa World.
As not only the designer of most of his characters, but also the hands and voice bringing them to life, it was Agee’s responsibility to do that.
And he took it seriously.
The goal, he added, is for “people (to) know the puppets more than they know me.”