Oh! Pawpets! Show
- 1 In The Beginning
- 2 Other Crew Members
- 3 Cast
- 4 Oh! Pawpets! Pwoductions and the Paw series
- 5 Connecting and Submitting to the Show
- 6 References
- 7 Crew: Past & Present
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
In The Beginning
The Oh! Pawpets! Show began as a spin-off from the show PA Pets Live, which started its first stream in May of 2009. During Morphicon that year, SonicBlu and Wolfdog were returning to the hotel room with SonicBlu's friend KenFox among the group. At this time, SonicBlu noticed Wolfdog was carrying what would later turn out to be the character Bwing T. Fewwet, aptly named for the amount of "bling" he wore around his neck. SonicBlu couldn't resist providing a voice for the ferret puppet, and began to talk using a higher-pitched voice with a slight speech impediment, commenting on how uncomfortable it was to be carried the way he was by Wolfdog. Once the group had entered the hotel room, KenFox handed SonicBlu the ferret puppet with the intention, "if you're going to do it, you might as well do it right", and he immediately began to puppet a routine with it. This was the very first time SonicBlu placed a puppet on his hand and began a routine, and it was then that Wolfdog saw the potential in SonicBlu to become a puppeteer.
The weekend of Morphicon, Wolfdog and SonicBlu return to their nearby apartment and hooked up the video equipment that enabled his former puppet show, PA Pets Live, to stream via the internet. A test episode of the Oh! Pawpets! Show was run and recorded, which was marked as Episode #0. Once satisfied that the new location for the puppet show was successfully able to stream a show, the Oh! Pawpets! Show was born, and Bwing T. Fewwet was the first puppet to be featured on the show. In the first season, SonicBlu provided voice and puppetry for 3 puppets.
Other Crew Members
Once the Oh! Pawpets! Show entered its first season, the show consisted of SonicBlu, Wolfdog, and DarkWolf, formerly of PA Pets Live. Because of DarkWolf's uncontrollable and excessive use of "toilet humor", the show was streamed with a mature rating and received very minimal amount of viewers. As the owner of the show, SonicBlu tried to keep the show creative and comical by bringing in new ideas, all of which remained secluded or shunned, due to the overwhelming attitudes of DarkWolf's characters being unable to follow direction. Halfway through the show's second season in 2010, Oh! Pawpets! added Sajin Candour as a third actor, whose puppets consisted of his own fursona, Cryo Jennix, and Slobber the Spaniel. SonicBlu immediately saw Sajin's ability to be spontaneously creative, and immediately accepted him as a new cast member on the spot. Around this time, DarkWolf's appearance on the show became less frequent, until he finally declared that he was no longer going to be a part of the show due to personal reasons, and removed his puppet characters completely from the cast lineup, allowing SonicBlu to regain creative control to turn the show into a less adult program and finally placing his new ideas to work. The ratio of viewers quickly increased after the new changes took effect.
Toward the beginning of the show's third season, Oh! Pawpets! sadly released Sajin Candour from the live show, and SonicBlu was left to do the puppetry and voice acting alone, with the aid of Wolfdog's off-camera commentaries. By this time, SonicBlu provided voice and puppetry for 11 different characters, and decided to take over as the voices of Cryo Jennix and Slobber the Spaniel. While away from the studio, Sajin continued to be a part of the cast by submitting video vlogs entitled "The Flamin' Shamin' Vlogs of Sajin", in which he would talk about anything on his mind, and then switch to a review of the spiciest products he could find, and filing them on a Wall of Flame or Wall of Shame, depending on the level of spiciness.
In February 2011, Oh! Pawpets! relocated their studio to a new location, where the show continues to run to this date. The Oh! Pawpets! Show reached the interest of Max Goof by June of that year, whose prior puppetry experience was constantly observed by SonicBlu through their friendship. SonicBlu was immediately ready to accept Max Goof as an additional cast member of the show, bringing along his own characters, Ozark, Hayseed, George, and Twitch. Over the following months after becoming a cast member, Max Goof's appearance on the Oh! Pawpets! Show has been sporadic, due to the busy schedule he keeps.
In October 2011, Sajin Candour returned to the studio as a full-time cast member, where he continues to help with the show's live streams and productions. As of January 2012, SonicBlu has provided voice and puppetry for 28 characters, some which utilizes various changing personalities and voices with the same puppet.
Further information: Oh! Pawpets! Cast
Oh! Pawpets! Pwoductions and the Paw series
Oh! Pawpets! Pwoductions began during the show's second season, when the cast began making pre-recorded videos, featurettes, commercial spoofs, and music videos for the show, some which have been seen on the Funday Pawpet Show. In October 2010, the Oh! Pawpets! crew decided to put together a parody spoof of the Saw movies to air on their Halloween episode. The deadline was set for only four days to film, edit, and finalize before the Halloween episode needed to be aired. Working rapidly, SonicBlu (with the assistance of Sajin and co-directed by Rune the Wolf) shot 5 video sequences of some of the Oh! Pawpets! cast being tied up in various traps and given an ultimatum of life and death to escape them. The rest of the action was portrayed during the live show. The result was Oh! Pawpets! Pwoductions' first comedy horror spoof called Paw. After Paw was aired, Oh! Pawpets! viewers wanted to see "more blood and gore", so by 2011, the crew began filming a more serious sequel, removing all comical elements that would normally constitute a work of parody, and adding more horrific scenes in its place, thus resulting in a complete re-write of the original film. Paw II turned out to be the Oh! Pawpets! first full length motion picture, and was released to DVD through Oh! Pawpets! Pwoductions in January 2012. The Oh! Pawpets! crew returned to the studio that month to begin filming a more proper version of the first Paw movie to follow closer to its sequel, and was released onto DVD in April 2012.
Connecting and Submitting to the Show
Viewers are encouraged to actively participate in the creation of the show in various ways. In particular, several regular segments are specifically intended to engage the audience. The preferred way to submit content during the show is via Email, or in the show's IRC chatroom. All submissions are expected to meet the show's MPAA PG content rating to be featured on-screen.
- IRC channel: irc://irc.pawpet.tv/pawpet
- E-mail: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Stream URLs
- Justin TV: http://www.justin.tv/oh_pawpets_show
- RTSP Server: (Currently unavailable - for backup use only)
Viewer's Choice Videos and Pics
Viewers are encouraged to submit videos and pictures during the show's live segment "Viewer Choice Videos and Pics". This segment enables viewers to show off their talent as artists or video makers, but the segment also allows links to funny YouTube videos and various photographs of a comical or strange origin.
Screen Capture Challenge
Every episode will feature a chance for viewers to take screen captures of the show and manipulate them, add captions to them, or whatever they wish, in order to deem the screen capture comical. Contest entries are submitted via email. All the screen captures sent in by viewers are collected, and toward the end of the episode, the viewers are asked to vote on whichever screen capture is the funniest. The winning entry will have their screen capture image displayed on the Oh! Pawpets! website until the next time a contest is run.
Mad Libs and Mad Libs Art Jam
One of the show's regular segments is the Mad Libs. Typically, two mad libs will be held - one with words provided by the viewers in the IRC channel, and one with words from the crew present in the studio (and characters on the stage). Viewers are encouraged to use entertaining scenes and ideas in the mad libs as inspiration for visual art and submit it to the show via email. Submissions for the Mad Libs Art Jam, or "Art Libs" for short, will be shown on-screen and commented on at the end of the show before the Screen Capture Challenge. Art Libs submissions are excluded from the viewer voting and will be featured on the website until the next episode.
Sometimes one or more fursuiters are present in the studio and a Subservience segment will be held. During the segment, viewers present in the IRC channel are encouraged to propose actions they would like to see the fursuiter(s) perform.
Talent Search is the Oh! Pawpets! Show's variety show, featuring music sung by the cast members, and hosted by Oh! Pawpets! character Wolfgang Sebastian Bark. Viewers are also encouraged to make videos of their own talents by way of music, singing, dancing, stand-up comedy, magic, or anything visual, provided that all material is coming from the effort of the submitter. Any videos sent into the show for Talent Search will be featured respectively during this segment.
- The Cast. Retrieved June 6, 2011.
Crew: Past & Present
- SonicBlu is the creator, director, writer, editor, producer, and lead actor of the Oh! Pawpets! Show. His live acting counterpart sometimes makes an appearance on the live stream, and hosts the featurette "Cooking with SonicBlu", where he shares his own recipes with the viewers. SonicBlu's live acting counterpart also plays the role of "Jigpaw" in the Paw film series. (Active 2009-present)
- Wolfdog was an actor, commentator, tech operator, and key grip. Although unable to help run the show, his spot is still held in reserve for a later time. (Years active 2009-2014)
- DarkWolf was an actor and puppeteer. (Years active: 2009-2010)
- Sajin Candour Fluxx was an actor, best boy, and assistant tech operator. Although no longer a part of the live crew, he makes occasional video submissions to send to the Oh! Pawpets! Show whenever possible. (Years active 2010-2011; 2012-2013)
- Rune the Wolf was the show's stage hand, assistant, and director of photography. (Years active 2010-2011; 2012-2013)
- Max Goof was an actor and a productions extra. (Years active 2011)
- Roninkin Darkfold is a commentator, tech operator, key grip, and camera operator. (Years active: 2014-present)
- The Official Oh! Pawpets! Show website
- #pawpet, AnthroChat IRC statistics on irc.netsplit.de
- Paw (2012) on IMDB
- Paw II (2011) on IMDB