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Fred Einsle
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xylophone with puppets attached to his sticks (is that the actual term..?)

Started Dec 10, 2011 0 Replies

Found mention searching from a Chicago Tribune comment board:Was this unique or has anyone seen such anywhere?** Puppets, seen to dance on a Xylophone - - sort of an early attempt at Chuck E.…Continue

Looking for someone interested in doing Self Promotion as a Guest of Honor (or suggestion)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fred Einsle Dec 7, 2011. 5 Replies

Event - Midwest Furfest - Rosemont, Illinois - November 16 - 18, 2012- still early enough I could submit a suggestion for next year - puppets, known as pawpets at these conventions (term "pawpets"…Continue

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MFF 2017 FVS - Hello Little Girl

Midwest Furfest 2017 Furry Variety Show. Hello Little Girl performed by Major.
Dec 21, 2017
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"https://youtu.be/8-NjyaKkeEU My 2017 MFF FVS performance video"
Dec 21, 2017
Fred Einsle replied to Olga Milovich's discussion Puppet theatre for adult audience
"https://youtu.be/9KorhvVQRUM Muppet show pitch video that lead to CBS purchase of the show for several major cities in the USA that gave puppets a television and movie version for adults beyond the kids shows."
Oct 31, 2017
Fred Einsle replied to Olga Milovich's discussion Puppet theatre for adult audience
"Always a challenge to start such. A newspaper story about Andrew Lloyd Webber - not puppets-and not a performer, but one of the most successful musical creators of the 20th/21st century.    Read this story, he notes he is always…"
Oct 31, 2017

Profile Information

Chicagoland, USA
Relationship to Puppetry
puppet owner, Folkmanis Puppets - performing as a hobby, though it would be nice to make some money from it in some way...
What First Got Me Interested in Puppetry
MIdWest Furfest and Craig Fuguson's Late Late show puppets. Longer time ago local television WGN-9 Chicago's Garfield Goose and Friends, Cuddly Dudley and the Muppets.
My Puppetry (or Puppet) Hero
the Muppets, and local Chicago television WGN Garfield Goose and Cuddly Dudley (they can still be seen every Thanksgiving and Christmas on WGN Chicago. Both airings will also be streamed live on WGNtv.com (show name - Boz, Gar and Ray) I used to watch all three of the shows.
If I Were a Puppet, I'd Be...
A character not found or created yet - dog Irish Setter or Golden Retriever - currently by name of "Major"
More About Me:
Wide variety of interests - IT person who does field service and thus looks for ways to meet others with similar interests. Yet, I don't stick with one but have many - computers, social organizations, DCI drum corps fan, collecting DVD's of shows and movies, animation - Disney, Dreamworks and others. furfest-people interested in animals - though I tend to like dogs best.
My Company/Troupe/Group
FurPet Network on You Tube (see website link)
Affiliations/Professional Organizations
Naperville Jaycees, The Last Fling (town festival), Midwest FurFest (convention/FVS puppet performance act), WMC Productions (running lights for a community theater)

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Unique performance types tried this year

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

What I am up to - Labor Day Parade - my unofficial mascot (Freddie Fling - puppet avatar Oct 2014) joined me in the parade as "bucket shakers" - seeking donations for charity, sadly got rained on which kept the crowds small. Fun barking at people - can do that without mouth movement of my Real Self - and get an interesting reaction from many. Who says puppets need to only talk or sing. Idea from years back at a show for kids where vendors were selling "invisible dogs". Thought, would be so…


MidWest FurFest 2012 thoughts

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 9:13pm 0 Comments

My time to seriously start planning MidWest Furfest - performance concepts. The variety show and puppet show. Concepts 1. last year done at the small puppet show Dog and Wolf singing a Monty Python song. 2. Mr. Rover's Neighborhood - to go with the "came from television theme" taking part Mr. Rogers return as a dog - start of his show leading in to possible singing attempt with the music to the Complete Cheers theme as a theme for Fur Fest. – the show name never is mentioned in the song. And…


Garfield Goose, toy version

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 11:33pm 2 Comments

Museum of the hard to believe, the seller is back on ebay again trying to sell worn out basic sock puppet product of WGN television as a toy of the real puppet that rests in the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.    Asking price of $999.99 for one used toy puppet.   …


Sesame Street for Boomers?

Posted on December 14, 2011 at 10:41pm 0 Comments

Wishful thinking of how some sort of variety show or something new of interest makes it on television.    Saw this about what is claimed another "Sesame Street for Boomers" for so many years later in life.   Could it include a new entertainment aspect to it?   …


Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 7:31pm on August 24, 2011, David C. Herzog said…
Welcome to another Chcago puppeteer. You will find many discussions under Shameless self promotions that have PDF files containing the chicagoland Puppetry guild newsletters
At 3:55am on March 7, 2012, noahginex said…

Profile is still up, but hadn't been here in ages.  But I should at least keep this current.  Thanks for the comment!  Hope you liked the appearance.

At 9:06pm on April 20, 2012, peggy rich said…

thank you for welcoming me!

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