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"Hello! I'm the Doctor Puppet! I travel to places with my companion who takes pictures of me." Doctor Who as a puppet, traveling around NYC, getting his photo taken.
posted by quin (36 comments total) 15 users marked this as a favorite

 
How do they change the mouth expression? Are there multiple puppets?
posted by I am the Walrus at 10:19 AM on May 17, 2012


The doctor would notice that the Zodiac on Grand Central's ceiling is backward.

Which would, of course, set off the plot.
posted by The Whelk at 10:24 AM on May 17, 2012 [14 favorites]


It looks like it's drawn on with a dry-erase marker, maybe?
posted by elizardbits at 10:24 AM on May 17, 2012


Or just photoshoppped in.
posted by smackfu at 10:26 AM on May 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Very accurately, the puppet lacks eyebrows.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 10:27 AM on May 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


Not dry erase, since one of the pics shows an open mouth smile

Stickers maybe?
posted by I am the Walrus at 10:29 AM on May 17, 2012


This week I popped in on Philadelphia. I didn’t have time for a cheese steak though.

You've got nothing but time!
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:30 AM on May 17, 2012 [14 favorites]


I love this.
posted by pemberkins at 10:31 AM on May 17, 2012


Anyone else happily envisioning an all-puppet Dr Who episode, a la Smile Time?
posted by leotrotsky at 10:32 AM on May 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


A lot of the mouths scream photoshop, if you'll pardon the apropos.
posted by DU at 10:34 AM on May 17, 2012


I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream Photoshop?
posted by Mister Moofoo at 10:35 AM on May 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


This reminds me of an idea I had some years ago, wherein I was going to make a teddy bear with like clothespins or something in his little paws so he could hold onto stuff, and take lots of pictures of Teddy doing things, and seeming to have a great time, and probably never have the person whose (pre-Web 2.0) website it was purported to be ever appear in the pictures, and call it something like "My Only Friend", but the whole thing just seemed too time-consuming for something so sad.

This thing reminds me of that, but way better.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 10:39 AM on May 17, 2012


There's a teddy bear that stalks Kevin Spacey.

No. Really.
posted by The Whelk at 10:41 AM on May 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


There's a teddy bear that stalks Kevin Spacey.

*cracks open soda, sits comfortably* Go on.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:45 AM on May 17, 2012 [7 favorites]


So he's been out to Prospect Park and Eastern Parkway, but couldn't stop in at the Way Station yet? Something's not right here.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:47 AM on May 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


*cracks open soda, sits comfortably* Go on.

There was a superfan who got Mr. Spacey to pose his Teddy Bear wherever he was making a public appearance, it showed up on his twitter like...a year ago? But searching twitter is a nightmare.
posted by The Whelk at 11:04 AM on May 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


So he's been out to Prospect Park and Eastern Parkway, but couldn't stop in at the Way Station yet?

I love that place. I need to get there more often, it's been a while.
posted by pemberkins at 11:05 AM on May 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


You've got nothing but time!

Mr. Blinovitch disagrees.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 11:13 AM on May 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


I just want to know where I get one of those puppets. It will go great with my sonic screwdriver collection.
posted by Larry Duke at 11:18 AM on May 17, 2012


You've got nothing but time!

Mr. Blinovitch disagrees.


I think he would only disagree with "He has all the time in the world." Although, since he is a small puppet, perhaps he uses up time at a slower rate....
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:19 AM on May 17, 2012


Better than a garden gnome.
posted by stbalbach at 11:38 AM on May 17, 2012


The puppet is so life-like, I love it. Not exactly to scale, but I reckon that Matt Smith's thighs really are about 1/8th the circumference of a cheese doodle.
posted by Lisitasan at 11:43 AM on May 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I am jealous that I did not think of this first. Brilliant!
posted by smirkette at 11:55 AM on May 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


"I'm a puppet now. Puppets are cool."
posted by zombieflanders at 12:04 PM on May 17, 2012 [6 favorites]


That isn't a puppet...it is a doll.
posted by GavinR at 12:10 PM on May 17, 2012


Wake me when the Doctor gets a weighted companion cube.
posted by ooga_booga at 12:19 PM on May 17, 2012


I bet there's some primitive tribe out there that has a rich body of myth built around a legendary character whose name translates to "The Shaman." He brings people from his culture out into the wider world through the use of his amazing CANOE, and brings them into contact with different nationalities, who usually want to kill them for some reason. But The Shaman always brings his companion through safely, with his transcendent knowledge of spirit physics and the use of his handy Magic Stick.

There is a chance that this is improper in some way, but it was too much fun to speculate upon not to relate here.
posted by JHarris at 12:45 PM on May 17, 2012


:( This post makes me feel guilty about not seeing my father-in-law this weekend, a ringer for an aged Smith Who (though I haven't yet gotten him into a bow tie...)
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:18 PM on May 17, 2012


The mouth is either stickers or 'chops. I'm leaning towards stickers due to the lighting in the April 15th entry, but it could still be a 'chop with a good eye for detail.
posted by owtytrof at 1:25 PM on May 17, 2012


So he's been out to Prospect Park and Eastern Parkway, but couldn't stop in at the Way Station yet?

I just assumed that's where he landed.
posted by mgar at 1:48 PM on May 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nice, though I prefer Puppet Heap's The Doctor.
posted by R. Mutt at 2:06 PM on May 17, 2012


I have a hard time believing that isn't actually the real Matt Smith, shrunk down to puppet-size.
posted by Strange Interlude at 3:11 PM on May 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Holy shit, the Master has gone back to the Tissue Compression Eliminator!
posted by jjderooy at 4:09 PM on May 17, 2012


I'm sorry, you seem to have the wrong Doctor.
posted by computech_apolloniajames at 4:51 PM on May 17, 2012


How many dolls are there with different mouths?
posted by jenfullmoon at 7:28 PM on May 17, 2012


Is there a bbc Sherlock version of this puppet...doll...thing?
posted by haplesschild at 8:19 PM on May 17, 2012


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