Farewell to Mongrels
Tonight's episode brings to a close this series of Mongrels and I'd like to take the opportunity to thank the lovely viewers that have stuck with us and posted their support on our Facebook site, Youtube, Twitter and elsewhere. More than anything else it makes me happy that I'm not the only who wants a "Morning C****!" T-shirt and a fluffy rat toy for Christmas.
One thing I do hope Mongrels has brought with it is further proof that puppetry is a great and yet vastly underused medium with which to play on adult shows. There's an enormous number of hugely talented puppeteers out there who only really get to show their stuff on kids TV, which to my mind is a criminal waste. As an adult I still find something visceral and wonderfully low-tech about puppetry that you'll never get with CG animation, and yet there's a physicality they bring that humans simply can't replicate.
So thank you, puppeteers, for making me laugh so much over the last five years, and here's hoping for some more puppet shows on TV very soon.
Watch the final episode of Mongrels tonight at 10.30pm on BBC Three.
The Mongrels fun doesn't have to end here! Once you've watched the final episode, pop over to the BBC Three Blog for to see how it was all done. Expect to see some hands up some Mongrel derriers.