Gotta Watch: Puppets and dummies in the limelight
Terry Fator and Walter talk to CNN's Piers Morgan.
May 31st, 2011
11:20 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Puppets and dummies in the limelight

The list of successful ventriloquists is pretty short. It might be because they are just so darned creepy. One thing is clear, it takes some serious talent to laugh at your own joke made via a puppet.

Singer, comedian, ventriloquist - Terry Fator has not only mastered the art of ventriloquism, but has managed to fuse it with his ability to sing. Here, Piers Morgan talks to the 2007 "America's Got Talent" winner about his success as a singing ventriloquist.

Therapy puppet? – Although the recently released movie "The Beaver" isn't exactly ventriloquism, it does highlight the dying art of puppetry in a rather serious manner. Jodie Foster explains directing Mel Gibson and his puppet.

'I get away with a lot' – Our Joy Behar chats with Jeff Dunham and his dummy "Walter" about getting away with a lot more by speaking through the dummy.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Cesar

    Lets get something going

    May 31, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • 9/11 Was a Shakespeare performance

      The only dummy I see is a grown man with his hand up the &$$ of a fake turtle. He's the evil puppeteer we've all been looking for.

      May 31, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Col. Bat Guano

    Summer is here, kiddies

    May 31, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jinx

    That must hurt, Eliis, because my mother is deceased.
    So is my father.

    And Bob is the one you really want, isn't it? Being as you're gay, and all.

    May 31, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jinx

    Speaking of dummies and puppets, how does it feel, Bob, to be a dummy, and how does it feel, Ellis, to be his puppet?

    May 31, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. palintwit

    " Dummies in the limelight " ? Ha, Ha. I thought for sure this was going to be about Sarah Palin.

    May 31, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • trigtardtwit

      ...drool...

      May 31, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Senior Dou Che

    I am making a comment. Wow, that was fun.

    May 31, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fiona

    Dunham: not funny, not hip, just creepy. And not a very good ventriloquist, either.

    What is it with Piers interviewing all these ex-"Talent" folks just when AGT is about to start up again? Does CNN have a piece of that production?

    May 31, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Pix

    @fiona:
    Agree on Durham. Not funny at all!

    May 31, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ellis

    I'm gay

    May 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ShoppingPenguin

    I vote for rock'n'roll ventriloquist Carla Rhodes!

    May 31, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. pmk1953

    Did anybody ever see W talk while Cheney was drinking water?

    May 31, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. countryboy

    Summer please come out from winter? http://WWW.CDBABY.COM/ALL/NUMONE bye now.

    June 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. j money

    I only clicked on this story because I thought the guy with the turtle puppet was ricky gervais.

    June 2, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |