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Craig Ferguson and the Folkmanis® Puppets who love him

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1000th Episode of "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" Goes Puppet Crazy Award-winning Folkmanis® Puppets Designs Exclusive Creations for Milestone Show

(December 11, 2009 – EMERYVILLE, CA) Folkmanis – the most award-winning specialty puppet company in the world – is pleased to announce that their puppets are now stars of the late night talk show.  For more than a year, Ferguson has been using an array of fantastic Folkmanis® Puppets in comedy skits. On Tuesday, December 15th, to celebrate the milestone 1,000th episode, specially created puppets and old favorites will take over the entire show!

"Over the last year, we've had a great time integrating the Folkmanis puppets into the show and both Craig and our audience have loved the addition," says The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson producer Michael Naidus. "We are thrilled to have the puppets take over our milestone 1000th episode and thankful for the support and creativity from Judy Folkmanis."

Serving as host of the show will be Wavy the crocodile puppet. He will welcome guests Kristen Bell, Maria Bello and Jason Schwartzman. 

"I am personally such a huge fan of Craig Ferguson, so I was quite honored that he chose Folkmanis Puppets as an extension to his wonderful comedy" says Judy Folkmanis, creator and founder of Folkmanis. "It's thrilling to see Folkmanis Puppets used in late night comedy. Working in conjunction with The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on this amazing milestone show has been an exhilarating experience".

"Folkmanis® Puppets are seen often in film and have recently appeared on television in:  Cartoon Network's "Robot Chicken" as well as CBS’ "The Young and the Restless", "NCIS," and Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report."   The company has been making the most innovative and engaging specialty puppets in the world since 1976.  Folkmanis ® Puppets are available at specialty toy and gift stores, including: science/nature museums, zoo and aquarium gift shops, thousands of independent toy and gift stores, and specialty retailers nationwide and in more than 15 countries around the world.  You can also find Folkmanis® Puppets online at

Wavy - Crocodile Stage Puppet

Wavy is a Crocodile Stage Puppet
"Whadda Do Everybody?" Wavy is a Folkmanis® Puppets Crocodile Stage Puppet.
The Crocodile Stage Puppet features an easily animated mouth and operable arms. Design details include soft sculpted plush with molded claws and teeth and a lots of fun to snap!

George - Snail Hand Puppet

The snooty French Snail, George is a Folkmanis® Puppets Snail Hand Puppet.
He may be slow, but at least he's not slimy! This expressive Snail puppet, as well as being soft and cuddly, also has workable horns and mouth. With these features, he can show surprise, remorse, joy, dejection, and numerous other emotions, and he also retracts into his shell if things get too overwhelming.
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