Television Puppetry

Mongrels on Self-Isolation

By March 24, 2020 No Comments

Nelson, the famous fox from the BBC puppet series Mongrels, has some thoughts to share about self-isolation in a time of crisis.

Originally broadcast in Britain in 2010-11, Mongrels follows the misadventures of five anthropomorphic animals living behind a London pub. A very British and very adult slapstick/farce featuring “neutering, incontinence, cannibalism and catnip overdoses” , Mongrels was arguably the U.K.’s first successful adult-oriented puppet series on British TV since Spitting Image. Sadly, the show wasn’t renewed after its second series aired in 2011, but in the years since it has built a dedicated cult following online.

Rufus is voiced by Rufus Jones and performed by Andy Heath of Talk To The Hand Puppets. If you’d like to see more from Mongrels, clips are available over at the BBC.

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