Puppets with Purpose
They’re zany, they’re colorful, and they’re ready to puppet-bomb your next event!
From 40+ years as a professional puppeteer, Rod Butler’s show features original characters, made from cardboard tubes to Muppet-style hand puppets like his best buddy, Arf the Dog. Expect a puppet-load of laughs, with subtle Bible themes woven into the hilarity.
About Our Events
When you book an event with Rod the Puppet Guy, you’re in for a memorable, family-friendly experience. Rod’s puppet show, about 40 minutes long, performed on a small stage, ties together a series of short skits with different types of puppets. A few examples:
Mr. Neebles Picks a Flower: A puppet picks a flower, reluctantly gives it away to a sad worm, and in return receives a big bouquet of flowers, illustrating the importance of giving.
Rod and Arf: “I’m yer dawg!” Arf loves to say. The comical canine sees life through doggy-eyes, and by (mostly) obeying his master, Arf’s tales remind us of a sheep and his shepherd.
Freddie and Eddie: Rod’s hands become two brothers, who, like brothers, don’t always get along. Their funny antics hint at the commandment to love one another.
Terry Towelson: Terry, a terry-cloth hand towel, fears that, in the world of towels and cleaning accessories, he is small and useless. But everyone is given a gift, as he will learn.
Don’t Touch the Vacuum Cleaner: A crazy way to show the command, “Children, obey your parents,” a funny monster does what he’s told not to do, and pays a hilarious price for it.