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** The second and third scarfaces carry on this tradition, leaving it ambiguous whether or not their puppets are "real". The third one in particular is a complicated example, seeing that she has telekinetic powers.

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** The second and third scarfaces Ventriloquists carry on this tradition, leaving it ambiguous whether or not their puppets are "real". The third one in particular is a complicated example, seeing that she has telekinetic powers.
10th Oct '17 2:17:41 AM Eolewyn1010
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* Creator/StephenColbert. "What's that? What's that, Sweetness?" Sweetness is his CompanionCube [[ICallItVera gun]]. "Oh, no, we need him to run the camera." Notably, the ear that Sweetness always "speaks" into ''is deaf''. Colbert seems not to notice.
* Similarly, in the Creator/JimHenson sitcom pilot ''Puppetman'', the snarky puppet on a kids' TV show got ''more'' insulting towards the human host when the cameras weren't rolling, although the puppeteer (played by Richard Hunt) wouldn't ''dream'' of expressing such opinions himself. In fact, when the puppeteer tries to make peace with the host, the puppet calls him out for his hypocrisy.
* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', GOB has Franklin, a black puppet with some pretty serious issues. Disturbingly, Franklin's slurs get even more off-color when Buster gets a hold of him.
* Jane in ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' after taking [[IntoxicationEnsues a couple of random tablets]] that she thought ''might'' have been headache pills before auditioning to be a children's show presenter with a sock puppet called "Jake the Snake".
* Bea Chadwick from ''Series/FamilyTree'' began using a monkey puppet to voice her inner thoughts as a kid, and is still doing it in her 30s. She's played by ventriloquist Nina Conti, with the monkey taken straight from her own act. It's also portrayed rather more seriously than usual when she loses the puppet and reacts exactly like a mother who's lost her child.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'', in the episode "Quarantine". [[https://youtu.be/AOE7qTAK87o Rimmer becomes deranged after contracting a holovirus]], and starts associating with a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] HandPuppet called Mr. Flibble, who was the [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former trope namer]].
-->'''Rimmer ([[TranquilFury Shaking with rage]]):''' Mr. Flibble's very cross. You shouldn't have run away from him. What are we going to do with them, Mr. Flibble?\\
''(Mr. Flibble appears to whisper in Rimmer's ear.)''\\
'''Rimmer:''' We can't ''possibly'' do that!\\
''(Mr Flibble tilts to look at the crew.)''\\
'''Rimmer:''' Who would clean up the mess?

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* ''Series/RedDwarf'', ''Series/HorribleHistories'''s version of Caligula makes this a trademark, speaking to either his own hand with a face drawn on, a worm attached to the dead man's armour he was wearing, or a wooden mallet-cum-murder-weapon that he named Whackus Bonkus.
** Death's relationship with his two (literal) skeleton sidekicks joined by a mummy
in the fourth series has definite overtones of this; they're supposed to be an X-Factor-esque judging panel, but Death's apparently the only one that can hear the others' opinions (and berates them loudly when he disagrees). He also occasionally holds staring contests with them.
* In at least one
episode "Quarantine". [[https://youtu.be/AOE7qTAK87o Rimmer becomes deranged after contracting a holovirus]], and starts associating with a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] HandPuppet called Mr. Flibble, who of ''Series/JackOfAllTrades'', the Governor was the [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former trope namer]].
-->'''Rimmer ([[TranquilFury Shaking with rage]]):''' Mr. Flibble's very cross. You shouldn't have run away from him. What are we going to do with them, Mr. Flibble?\\
''(Mr. Flibble appears to whisper
treating a cow hand puppet named "Mr. Nipples" in Rimmer's ear.)''\\
'''Rimmer:''' We can't ''possibly'' do that!\\
''(Mr Flibble tilts to look at the crew.)''\\
'''Rimmer:''' Who would clean up the mess?
this manner.



* Margaret Lanterman, the "Log Lady", in ''Series/TwinPeaks''. She carried around a log and claimed it communicated with her.
* Creator/StephenColbert. "What's that? What's that, Sweetness?" Sweetness is his CompanionCube [[ICallItVera gun]]. "Oh, no, we need him to run the camera." Notably, the ear that Sweetness always "speaks" into ''is deaf''. Colbert seems not to notice.
* In at least one episode of ''Series/JackOfAllTrades'', the Governor was treating a cow hand puppet named "Mr. Nipples" in this manner.
* Jane in ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' after taking [[IntoxicationEnsues a couple of random tablets]] that she thought ''might'' have been headache pills before auditioning to be a children's show presenter with a sock puppet called "Jake the Snake".
* Robbie and his hand puppet, Rex, on ''Series/{{Victorious}}''.
* ''Series/SledgeHammer'': Sledge likes to talk to his gun, especially when excited.
* Murdock of ''Series/TheATeam'' sometimes converses with a sock puppet. Another great way of annoying B.A.

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* Margaret Lanterman, the "Log Lady", in ''Series/TwinPeaks''. She carried around a log and claimed it communicated with her.
* Creator/StephenColbert. "What's that? What's that, Sweetness?" Sweetness is his CompanionCube [[ICallItVera gun]]. "Oh, no, we need him to run the camera." Notably, the ear that Sweetness always "speaks"
''Series/MockTheWeek'' had this come into ''is deaf''. Colbert seems not to notice.
* In at least one episode of ''Series/JackOfAllTrades'', the Governor was treating
play during a cow hand puppet named "Mr. Nipples" in this manner.
* Jane in ''Series/{{Coupling}}'' after taking [[IntoxicationEnsues a couple of random tablets]] that she thought ''might'' have been headache pills before auditioning
segment called "The worst person to be married to."
-->'''Russell Howard''': I love you lots, oh, let's see what Mr. Tiddles thinks of you. (''Turns to his hand'') What do you think?\\
'''Mr. Tiddles''': '''''Die, bitch'''''!
* Dylan Moran had
a children's piece in his stand-up show presenter with "Monster" that likened this to religion, saying it is basically people talking to their imaginary friends, and proceeded to mime someone speaking to a sock puppet called "Jake the Snake".
* Robbie and his hand puppet, Rex, on ''Series/{{Victorious}}''.
* ''Series/SledgeHammer'': Sledge likes to talk to his gun, especially when excited.
* Murdock
as a demonstration.
--> "And I don't mind that, you know; believe in whatever makes you happy. The problem is that some
of ''Series/TheATeam'' sometimes converses with a sock puppet. Another great way of annoying B.A.these people are world leaders."



* Similarly, in the Creator/JimHenson sitcom pilot ''Puppetman'', the snarky puppet on a kids' TV show got ''more'' insulting towards the human host when the cameras weren't rolling, although the puppeteer (played by Richard Hunt) wouldn't ''dream'' of expressing such opinions himself. In fact, when the puppeteer tries to make peace with the host, the puppet calls him out for his hypocrisy.
* On ''Series/MockTheWeek'' -- "The Worst Person to be Married To" -- Russell Howard may love you, but his hand wants you to "DIE, BITCH!!"
* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', GOB has Franklin, a black puppet with some pretty serious issues. Disturbingly, Franklin's slurs get even more off-color when Buster gets a hold of him.
* Two episodes of ''Series/TheFallGuy'' featured Ozzie (played by Creator/BuddyHackett), a TooDumbToLive CloudCuckoolander homeless man who had an invisible friend named Harold.
* ''Series/HorribleHistories'''s version of Caligula makes this a trademark, speaking to either his own hand with a face drawn on, a worm attached to the dead man's armour he was wearing, or a wooden mallet-cum-murder-weapon that he named Whackus Bonkus.
** Death's relationship with his two (literal) skeleton sidekicks joined by a mummy in the fourth series has definite overtones of this; they're supposed to be an X-Factor-esque judging panel, but Death's apparently the only one that can hear the others' opinions (and berates them loudly when he disagrees). He also occasionally holds staring contests with them.



* Bea Chadwick from ''Series/FamilyTree'' began using a monkey puppet to voice her inner thoughts as a kid, and is still doing it in her 30s. She's played by ventriloquist Nina Conti, with the monkey taken straight from her own act. It's also portrayed rather more seriously than usual when she loses the puppet and reacts exactly like a mother who's lost her child.

to:

* Bea Chadwick ''Series/RedDwarf'', in the episode "Quarantine". [[https://youtu.be/AOE7qTAK87o Rimmer becomes deranged after contracting a holovirus]], and starts associating with a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] HandPuppet called Mr. Flibble, who was the [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former trope namer]].
-->'''Rimmer ([[TranquilFury Shaking with rage]]):''' Mr. Flibble's very cross. You shouldn't have run away
from ''Series/FamilyTree'' began using a monkey puppet him. What are we going to voice her inner thoughts as a kid, and is still doing it in her 30s. She's played by ventriloquist Nina Conti, do with them, Mr. Flibble?\\
''(Mr. Flibble appears to whisper in Rimmer's ear.)''\\
'''Rimmer:''' We can't ''possibly'' do that!\\
''(Mr Flibble tilts to look at
the monkey taken straight from her own act. It's also portrayed rather more seriously than usual when she loses crew.)''\\
'''Rimmer:''' Who would clean up
the puppet and reacts exactly like a mother who's lost her child.mess?



* ''Series/MockTheWeek'' had this come into play during a segment called "The worst person to be married to."
-->'''Russell Howard''': I love you lots, oh, let's see what Mr. Tiddles thinks of you. (''Turns to his hand'') What do you think?\\
'''Mr. Tiddles''': '''''Die, bitch'''''!
* Dylan Moran had a piece in his stand-up show "Monster" that likened this to religion, saying it is basically people talking to their imaginary friends, and proceeded to mime someone speaking to a sock puppet as a demonstration.
--> "And I don't mind that, you know; believe in whatever makes you happy. The problem is that some of these people are world leaders."

to:

* ''Series/MockTheWeek'' had this come into play during a segment called "The worst person ''Series/SledgeHammer'': Sledge likes to be married to."
-->'''Russell Howard''': I love you lots, oh, let's see what Mr. Tiddles thinks of you. (''Turns
talk to his hand'') What do you think?\\
'''Mr. Tiddles''': '''''Die, bitch'''''!
gun, especially when excited.
* Dylan Moran Two episodes of ''Series/TheFallGuy'' featured Ozzie (played by Creator/BuddyHackett), a TooDumbToLive CloudCuckoolander homeless man who had a piece in his stand-up show "Monster" that likened this to religion, saying it is basically people talking to their imaginary friends, and proceeded to mime someone speaking to an invisible friend named Harold.
* Murdock of ''Series/TheATeam'' sometimes converses with
a sock puppet as a demonstration.
--> "And I don't mind that, you know; believe in whatever makes you happy. The problem is that some
puppet. Another great way of these people are world leaders."annoying B.A.



* Margaret Lanterman, the "Log Lady", in ''Series/TwinPeaks''. She carried around a log and claimed it communicated with her.
* Robbie and his hand puppet, Rex, on ''Series/{{Victorious}}''.



* Minsc from the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, and his miniature giant space hamster Boo.
-->'''Minsc:''' Minsc will lead with blade and boot! Boo will take care of the details. <squeak!>



* Minsc from the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, and his miniature giant space hamster Boo.
-->'''Minsc:''' Minsc will lead with blade and boot! Boo will take care of the details. <squeak!>
10th Oct '17 2:07:16 AM Eolewyn1010
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* Minsc from the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, and his miniature giant space hamster Boo.
-->'''Minsc:''' Minsc will lead with blade and boot! Boo will take care of the details. <squeak!>
** "What? Boo is outraged! See his fury! It's small, so look close. Trust me, it's there."
** "Go for the eyes, Boo, GO FOR THE EYES!"



* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Heavy apparently think Sandvich is sentient ("What was that, Sandvich? 'Kill them all'? Good idea! Hahaha!"); furthermore, {{Fanon}} posits that the Soldier takes advice from his Shovel.
** The Soldier takes advice from a lot of things. He needs multiple viewpoints for a balanced assessment. (In other words, [[ThrowItIn this was made canon]])
** There are several cosmetic items that can be used for this trope, such as a teddy bear for the engineer. In Halloween 2013 the Scout and (surprise surprise) the Soldier got in on it as well, making friends with a ghost hat and a latex maggot prop respectively.
* Doug Rattmann from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' hallucinates his CompanionCube talking to him, and follows its advice. Oddly enough, it works, with him failing to navigate a turret-chamber only when he takes his medication and the Cube stops talking.
* A minor example: Moose from ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' will vote whichever way Santino votes when making decisions as part of the Democratically United Brotherhood of the Manatee Interior. (Just... don't ask.) Santino is a skeleton and has apparently been dead for some time.
* Davison, one of the Nightkin in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' will regularly ask Antler, a brahmin skull, for advice. Humorously Davison states that since finding it "everything's been going pretty well", which is actually true: Davison just wants to kill [[PlayerCharacter the Courier]] immediately while it's Antler's idea to ask them for help, which is the only way the quest can be completed without his entire nightkin troop dying.
** For the release of VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}, the trope appears in the Webcomic/PennyArcade story "One Man and a Crate of Puppets": the story of an unfortunate individual who is assigned to a vault...alone. Except for a crate of puppets. Trope ensures, culminating in [[CrazyAwesome the legendary figure feared by raiders everywhere known only as "the Puppet Man"]]. ([[AscendedFanon Actually is canon]] thanks to an explicit reference to the character in {{VideoGame/Fallout3}})
* Wentos the Traveling Salesman from ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' has a Chao puppet that encourages him to talk to people and overcome his shyness, as well as giving him advice on how to interact with others.



* Subverted in VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} with Sheegor, who follows the trope to the letter with her pet turtle Mr. Pokeylope until [[spoiler:Mr. Pokeylope [[SuddenlyVoiced breaks out into deep, flowing dialogue]].]] [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Even Raz is surprised]].
* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'': Some Aspirations will do this when their Aspiration meter is red, Family sims will cradle a floursack baby, Knowledge sims will talk to a volleyball wearing a motorboard (Professor Von Ball), Romance sims will dance with a mop, etc.

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* Subverted ''EdnaAndHarveyTheBreakout'': Edna tries to break out of a psychiatric clinic - her main help and advisor is her best friend Harvey, a blue rag doll rabbit.
* Davison, one of the Nightkin
in VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} with Sheegor, who follows ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' will regularly ask Antler, a brahmin skull, for advice. Humorously Davison states that since finding it "everything's been going pretty well", which is actually true: Davison just wants to kill [[PlayerCharacter the Courier]] immediately while it's Antler's idea to ask them for help, which is the only way the quest can be completed without his entire nightkin troop dying.
** For the release of VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}},
the trope appears in the Webcomic/PennyArcade story "One Man and a Crate of Puppets": the story of an unfortunate individual who is assigned to a vault...alone. Except for a crate of puppets. Trope ensures, culminating in [[CrazyAwesome the legendary figure feared by raiders everywhere known only as "the Puppet Man"]]. ([[AscendedFanon Actually is canon]] thanks to an explicit reference to the letter with her pet turtle Mr. Pokeylope until [[spoiler:Mr. Pokeylope [[SuddenlyVoiced breaks out into deep, flowing dialogue]].]] [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Even Raz is surprised]].
* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'': Some Aspirations will do this when their Aspiration meter is red, Family sims will cradle a floursack baby, Knowledge sims will talk to a volleyball wearing a motorboard (Professor Von Ball), Romance sims will dance with a mop, etc.
character in {{VideoGame/Fallout3}})



* ''EdnaAndHarveyTheBreakout'': Edna tries to brak out of a psychiatric clinic - her main help and advisor is her best friend Harvey, a blue rag doll rabbit.

to:

* ''EdnaAndHarveyTheBreakout'': Edna tries Minsc from the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, and his miniature giant space hamster Boo.
-->'''Minsc:''' Minsc will lead with blade and boot! Boo will take care of the details. <squeak!>
** "What? Boo is outraged! See his fury! It's small, so look close. Trust me, it's there."
** "Go for the eyes, Boo, GO FOR THE EYES!"
* Doug Rattmann from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' hallucinates his CompanionCube talking
to brak him, and follows its advice. Oddly enough, it works, with him failing to navigate a turret-chamber only when he takes his medication and the Cube stops talking.
* Subverted in VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}} with Sheegor, who follows the trope to the letter with her pet turtle Mr. Pokeylope until [[spoiler:Mr. Pokeylope [[SuddenlyVoiced breaks
out of into deep, flowing dialogue]].]] [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Even Raz is surprised]].
* Wentos the Traveling Salesman from ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' has
a psychiatric clinic - her main help Chao puppet that encourages him to talk to people and advisor overcome his shyness, as well as giving him advice on how to interact with others.
* A minor example: Moose from ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'' will vote whichever way Santino votes when making decisions as part of the Democratically United Brotherhood of the Manatee Interior. (Just... don't ask.) Santino
is her best friend Harvey, a blue rag doll rabbit.skeleton and has apparently been dead for some time.
* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'': The Heavy apparently think Sandvich is sentient ("What was that, Sandvich? 'Kill them all'? Good idea! Hahaha!"); furthermore, {{Fanon}} posits that the Soldier takes advice from his Shovel.
** The Soldier takes advice from a lot of things. He needs multiple viewpoints for a balanced assessment. (In other words, [[ThrowItIn this was made canon]])
** There are several cosmetic items that can be used for this trope, such as a teddy bear for the engineer. In Halloween 2013 the Scout and (surprise surprise) the Soldier got in on it as well, making friends with a ghost hat and a latex maggot prop respectively.
* ''VideoGame/TheSims 2'': Some Aspirations will do this when their Aspiration meter is red, Family sims will cradle a floursack baby, Knowledge sims will talk to a volleyball wearing a motorboard (Professor Von Ball), Romance sims will dance with a mop, etc.
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* ''EdnaAndHarveyTheBreakout'': Edna tries to brak out of a psychiatric clinic - her main help and advisor is her best friend Harvey, a blue rag doll rabbit.
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* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'': '''ALL HAIL THE MAGIC CONCH!'''
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* The pirate captain from ''WesternAnimation/MikeLuAndOg'' frequently talks to a bunny puppet, going into a private bunker or making the mate and bos'n look away whenever he does.
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* ''Fanfic/NobodyDies'' has a [[PlayedForDrama very serious and tragic]] take on this trope. [[spoiler: Asuka's doll, implicitly the same one as canon, stands in for one of her alternate personalities.]]
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[[folder:Film -- Animation]]
* Captain Kiddie from ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerryTheMovie'' has a puppet named Squawk that he talks to. An odd variation of this trope, Squawk actually appears to be sentient, sometimes picking up on things before Captian Kiddie does, but it's never clearly established, and no one else who interacts with him ever questions it.
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* Wentos the Traveling Salesman from ''SonicUnleashed'' has a Chao puppet that encourages him to talk to people and overcome his shyness, as well as giving him advice on how to interact with others.

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* Wentos the Traveling Salesman from ''SonicUnleashed'' ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' has a Chao puppet that encourages him to talk to people and overcome his shyness, as well as giving him advice on how to interact with others.
2nd Jun '17 11:09:11 AM ironballs16
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'', in the episode "Quarantine". Rimmer becomes deranged after contracting a holovirus, and starts associating with a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] HandPuppet called Mr. Flibble, who was the [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former trope namer]].

to:

* ''Series/RedDwarf'', in the episode "Quarantine". [[https://youtu.be/AOE7qTAK87o Rimmer becomes deranged after contracting a holovirus, holovirus]], and starts associating with a [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins penguin]] HandPuppet called Mr. Flibble, who was the [[Administrivia/RenamedTropes former trope namer]].
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