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January 18, 2012 11:54 AM   Subscribe

All rise! The Puppet Court is now in session! Denied entry with their cameras into the courtroom for the corruption trial of Jimmy Dimora, a former Cuyahoga County official, local "ACTION!" news channel decides to reenact each day's events...with puppets.
posted by bitter-girl.com (30 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
Way better than anything on Fox News.
posted by oddman at 11:57 AM on January 18, 2012 [7 favorites]


This should be the new broadcast standard for all dramatic reenactments forever and ever.
posted by elizardbits at 12:01 PM on January 18, 2012 [22 favorites]


This is awesome.
posted by yarly at 12:03 PM on January 18, 2012


Are these puppet re-enactors making a living wage? Won't someone think of the poor, poor courtroom sketch artists in these tough economic times?
posted by freq at 12:07 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Way better than anything on Fox News.


At least Action News admits they're using puppets.
posted by dubold at 12:08 PM on January 18, 2012 [21 favorites]


And just like that, I have hope for the future of journalism once more.
posted by HostBryan at 12:11 PM on January 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


There was a sinking feeling as I read this.

"Surely it's some other Cuyahoga county

... Action news, there have to be a ton of those across the country

... Action news 19, that's pretty specific

... Nope, definitely grew up there. Way to represent, northeast Ohio."
posted by NerdcoreRising at 12:16 PM on January 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


That was all kinds of awesome. The news definitely needs more (felt) puppets.
posted by lordrunningclam at 12:17 PM on January 18, 2012


This thread is way more entertaining since I now imagine all of you as Muppet knock offs.
posted by Keith Talent at 12:19 PM on January 18, 2012 [6 favorites]


this is cool - are there any longer videos out there of this?
posted by Bwithh at 12:19 PM on January 18, 2012


This is the best thing ever.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 12:21 PM on January 18, 2012


Puppet eyes look far more animated than actual juror eyes.
posted by Dr. Zira at 12:22 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


(They've only just started posting these, Bwithh, I imagine there will be more over the next few days...)
posted by bitter-girl.com at 12:23 PM on January 18, 2012


None of the kids who would most enjoy the puppets/muppets are going to know what that cassette recorder is. I feel old.
posted by Western Infidels at 12:25 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Your honor, the defense would like to call to the stand, Lou Zealand.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 12:25 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Originally they were going to use marionettes, but there were concerns that it may result in a hung jury.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:34 PM on January 18, 2012 [17 favorites]


I think juror #2 is Guy Smiley.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:35 PM on January 18, 2012 [5 favorites]


The expressions on the jurors are just *killing* me. This rules.
posted by the dief at 12:41 PM on January 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


No suprise testimony from Franklin Delano Bluth?
posted by dunkadunc at 12:47 PM on January 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


This thread is way more entertaining since I now imagine all of you as Muppet knock offs.

Why just imagine it?
posted by curious nu at 1:13 PM on January 18, 2012 [3 favorites]


Just to give the non-Clevelanders further hilarious background and perspective, 19 ACTION News is now home to Carl Monday of "you jackin' it?" fame (previously on Metafilter)... so really, weirdo puppets are the least of their worries.
posted by bitter-girl.com at 1:28 PM on January 18, 2012 [2 favorites]


I've been sticking to this whole, "I'm from Northeast Ohio" bit while in Wisconsin. I'm sorta conflicted as to whether this is evidence to support such a claim, or to drop it.
posted by graxe at 1:45 PM on January 18, 2012


So much win here!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 1:46 PM on January 18, 2012


curious nu, you just made my day.
posted by MustardTent at 1:52 PM on January 18, 2012


How many open puppet threads does metafilter need? As many as it can get!
posted by cjorgensen at 2:33 PM on January 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


All the !@#$%ing puppets of the world unite!
posted by chrchr at 2:43 PM on January 18, 2012


The idea is amazing, but if there's video they're hiding it well.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 3:39 PM on January 18, 2012


Les Guignols de l'Info rock!
posted by jeffburdges at 4:48 PM on January 18, 2012


The idea is amazing, but if there's video they're hiding it well.

Try allowing scripts from woio.com and worldnow.com
posted by clorox at 4:52 PM on January 18, 2012


You can also watch these on the station's YouTube channel.
posted by ocherdraco at 10:34 PM on January 23, 2012


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