The B-Movie Gimmick From The '60s (That We Want Back)

We’ve discussed William Castle here at Cracked, the all-time king of horror movie gimmicks. And among all his contrivances to get butts in theater seats to watch B-grade schlock, there's a particularly clever one used in one of his ‘best’ movies, Homicidal.

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Something about taking something innocent and making it gross or mean, is a classic comedy tool. The Rabbit from Holy Grail, 2000's granny singing about her boobs chain e-mails, the Boss Baby. It only makes sense to add this humor to puppets and we couldn't be more grateful. Let's take a look back at the 15 rudest, raunchiest and most repulsive puppets of comedy history.

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM Wonder Showzen Like a comedy Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, Wonder Showzen parodies children's programming. In a Pre-Nathan Fielder world we had Clarence to have awkward conversations with people on the street.

Source: The Ringer

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM Triumph The Insult Comic Dog Voiced and puppeted by Robert Smigel, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog was first seen on Late Night with Conan O'Brian in 1997. Since then he's been insulting celebrities and chain smoking cigars consistently for over 20 years.

Source: Time

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM Team America: World Police Created by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, Team America spoofs big budget action films. Trey and Matt had so much fun on set that they said they will never make another puppet movie again.

Source: MTV

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