Talking to a puppet, as opposed to a person, makes the conversation feel less personal. It’s sometimes used in therapy to help the child feel less self-conscious and open up.
Amid the uncertainty and pain in the world magnified by COVID-19, puppeteers and jesters get away with telling hard truths and inciting cathartic laughter.
Royals, politicians and pop stars were all fair game for this smash hit show of the 1980s and 1990s.
An expert argues our connection with these figures is longstanding. They are embedded in our myths and help us explore deeper questions about being human.