I love a good puppet show. In fact, at my first birthday party I am told there was a puppet show there. It makes sense because I always stop for one be it along Venice Beach or when I am watching children’s television like PBSkids with my daughters. Probably the best puppeteer I have ever seen on video is Senor Wences. After that, every muppet on Sesame Street runs a close second. Check out this video, it’s “Erinie” for gosh sakes, of Ernie and Bert. I looked up a skit my daughter was watching on Sesame Street today and found this diamond in the rough Youtube video. It is Ernie playing the rhyming game but the cameras go “behind the scenes” where you can see the puppeteers. You even see their mistakes and re-takes. Watch for the classic moment when Ernie’s puppeteers misses his line and exclaims, “Oh crap!” Note: you can barely hear it but make sure you preview the video before showing it to your kids. When I grow up, I wanna be a puppeteer. They are masters of illusion for people of all ages. And if you think it doesn’t require skill, try it at your kid’s next birthday party.