No, You Shut Up!

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No, You Shut Up!
Format Talk show
Created by David Javerbaum
Starring Paul F. Tompkins
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 2
Production
Executive producer(s) Brian Henson
Lisa Henson
David Javerbaum
Billy Kimball
Nelson Walters
Producer(s) Rita Peruggi
Vince Raisa
Editor(s) Ryan Etter
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Production company(s) The Jim Henson Company
Broadcast
Original channel Fusion
Original airing November 1, 2013
External links
Website

No, You Shut Up! is an American talk show on the Fusion channel that was created by David Javerbaum (the former head writer and executive producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and produced by The Jim Henson Company under its Henson Alternative banner.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

The show details Paul F. Tompkins and a panel of four puppets (played by different members of the Miskreant Puppets from Puppet Up!) debating about the different issues of the day from their unique perspective until they get too angry to discuss them any further.

When the show gets back from commercial, it will show footage of what happens during the break (like a panelist talking to the camera and other antics during the break) or a heated discussion in "Crab Fire" where a Red Republican Crab and a Blue Democrat Crab discusses minor issues.

There is also a segment on the show called "No, You Open Up" where Paul F. Tompkins interviews a panelist.

Panelists[edit]

The panelists have included four different characters. Among the known panelists on this show are:

  • "Grunt" (performed by Donna Kimball) – "Grunt" is a cavewoman born in the year 4,000,000 BC who was frozen in a block of ice and was resuscitated in the year 2009 where she became a news analyst on the Fox News Channel. Her name is the sound of a grunt and is also called "Cavewoman" by Paul. She is a recycled version of the Cavewoman from Puppet Up!.
  • Andy Al-Jizah (performed by Brian Clark) – Andy Al-Jizah is a mummy who is the President of the AAMRP (short for American Association of Mummified and/or Retired People).
  • Billy Cabrito (performed by Allan Trautman) – Billy Cabrito is a goat who is a writer, blogger, and the editor-in-chief of the news outlet called "The Daily Bleet." He is a recycled version of the Goat from Telling Stories with Tomie dePaola.
  • Blue Crab (performed by Victor Yerrid) – A blue crab who is the democrat co-host of "Crab Fire." In "Shut Up 2013," it is revealed that the Blue Crab is married to the Red Republican Crab.
  • Chambray (performed by Ted Michaels) – Chambray is an actor of indeterminate gender. He is a recycled version of Pretty Girl from Puppet Up!.
  • Cheetah Grrrl (performed by Donna Kimball) – Cheetah Grrrl is a cheetah blogger from Africa who is an internation spokeswoman for the LGBT's Cheetah Community and the World's Fastest Lesbian. She is a recycled version of the Leopard Girl from Puppet Up!.
  • Frankie Lemay (performed by Allan Trautman) – Frankie Lemay is a tropical bird who is the singer, dancer, and entertainer of his show "That's Bananas."
  • Gordon LeClair (performed by Drew Massey) – Gordon LeClair is a reindeer from Canada who works as a journalist at "The Canuck Chronicle." He is a recycled version of Andrew the Reindeer from Jim Henson's Animal Show.
  • Hot Dog (performed by Victor Yerrid) – Hot Dog is a talking hot dog in a moustache who is an actor, a model, and the host of the talk show "Speaking Frankly." In "Shut Up 2013," it is revealed that Hot Dog can't tell the difference between Morgan Freeman and Nelson Mandela. He is a recycled version of one of the Frankie Foot and the Footers members from CityKids.
  • Joe Lunchpail (performed by Drew Massey) – Joe Lunchpail is a living lunchpail who is a populist political commentator.
  • Marlon (performed by Victor Yerrid) – Marlon is a salmon who is a contributor to a socialist blog called "The Dissident." Marlon can't stay out of water for long and would suffocate if he is not given water to survive. He is a recycled version of Yorick the Salmon from Jim Henson's Animal Show.
  • P.W. Butz (performed by Ted Michaels) – P.W. Butz is a shrew who is a billionaire and an investor.
  • Princess (performed by Colleen Smith) – Princess is a poodle who is a celebutante and the unwitting star of the sex tapes called "A Late Afternoon in Princess" and "An Early Afternoon in Princess." She is a recycled version of Cashmere Ramada from Late Night Liars.
  • Red Crab (performed by Colleen Smith) – A red crab who is the republican co-host of "Crab Fire." In "Shut Up 2013," it is revealed that the Red Crab is married to the Blue Democrat Crab. He is a recycled version of the red crab from Puppet Up!.
  • Shelly Spanks (performed by Julianne Buescher) – Shelly Spanks is a blue crab who is a controversial pundit and a columnist for "The Guardian." She owns a blog called "Claw and Order."
  • Steeewwww (performed by Ted Michaels) – Steeewwww is a rabbit who is the co-host of a radio show called "The Hare and the Dog" on the radio station 102.5 "The Bone" in Tampa, Florida. He is a recycled version of a Bad Bunny from Puppet Up!.
  • The Constitution (performed by Tyler Bunch in the first appearance, Michael Oosterom in the second appearance) – The Constitution is a bespectacled living constitution.
  • Tim Crotchety (performed by Artie Esposito) – Tim Crotchety is an old man who is a local radio personality and the secretary of Elk's Lodge #705 in Aurora, Illinois. He is a recycled version of the old man puppet from Puppet Up! that was also used for Steve in the podcasts for The Jim Henson Company's lot and Marvin E. Quasniki.
  • Yerd Nerp (performed by Drew Massey) – Yerd Nerp is a one-eyed alien from an unnamed planet who is a political activist, an Immigration reformer, and the author of "Zeep Zop Zoop: My American Story." In "Shut Up 2013," it was revealed that Yerd Nerp had known Flerd Glerp when they used to work as a comedy duo before their planet went into a civil war. He is a recycled version of one of the Koozebanians from CityKids.

Episodes[edit]

Season One[edit]

  1. Immigration (November 1, 2013) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses immigration with Shelly Spanks, Senator George Galapagos, Hot Dog, and Yerd Nerp.
  2. Gay Marriage (November 8, 2013) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses gay marriage with Matt Rosenberg, Billy Cabrito, "Grunt," and Bierstin Krakov.
  3. Global Warming (November 15, 2013) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses global warming with Dr. Phillip Weasel, Tim Crotchety, Cheetah Grrrl, and Frankie Lemay.
  4. Republican Party (November 28, 2013) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses the republican party with Marlon, Star Schlessinger, Steeewwww, and Yerd Nerp.
  5. Evolution (December 6, 2013) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses evolution with Star Schlessinger, Professor Cornelius Nougat, Wally Nevada, and Hot Dog.
  6. Nuclear Iran (December 13, 2013) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses Nuclear Iran with Marlon, Steeewwww, Princess, and Wally Nevada.
  7. War on Christmas (December 20, 2013) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses the War on Christmas with Professor Cornelius Nougat, Hot Dog, Princess, and Yerd Nerp.
  8. Shut Up 2013 (December 23, 2013) – Paul F. Tompkins, Billy Cabrito, Yerd Nerp, Star Schlessinger, Hot Dog, and Jeff Marks (who was the mid-episode replacement after Billy attacked Yerd Nerp) reflect on news, politics, entertainment, and civil discourse in 2013.
  9. Shut Up, America (January 28, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union with Professor Cornelius Nougat, Star Schlessinger, Yerd Nerp, and Hot Dog.

Season Two[edit]

  1. 2014 Winter Olympics (February 18, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses the 2014 Winter Olympics with Steeewwww, Andy Al-Jizah, Star Schlessinger, and Gulag.
  2. 2014 Oscars (February 24, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses the 2014 Oscars with Jeff Marks, Princess, Armond Mite, and Chambray.
  3. Child Obesity (March 3, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses child obesity with Senator George Galapagos, L.R. Doll, Professor Cornelius Nougat, and Hot Dog.
  4. The Decline of America (March 10, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses the Decline in America with G. Gerald Mitty, George Rooney, Poppy McIntosh, and Haardvark.
  5. Pipeline to Disaster (March 17, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses the Pipeline to Disaster with Steeewwww, Red Crab, Yerd Nerp, and Oliver Pouch.
  6. Gentrification (March 24, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses Gentrification with Star Schlessinger, Joe Lunchpail, Armond Mite, and Professor Cornelius Nougat. In "Speaking Frankly," Hot Dog talks to Diego Luna about his upcoming film Cesar Chavez.
  7. Guns (April 14, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses guns with Yerd Nerp, Oliver Pouch, The Constitution, and Haardvark.
  8. Marijuana (April 21, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses Marijuana with Dr. Mooz, Hot Dog, Laura Spots, and Doug Benson.
  9. Capital Punishment (April 28, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses capital punishment with Bierstin Krakov, Armond Mite, Yerd Nerp, and Professor L. Chupacabra.
  10. Overpopulation (May 5, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses overpopulation with Hot Dog, Joe Lunchpail, Slim Beaumont, and Dr. Mooz. Paul also interviews Gary and Barry about their relationship.
  11. Free Speech (May 12, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses Free Speech with Aunt Mildred, The Constitution, Gordon LeClair, and Bigfoot.
  12. Price of Politics (May 19, 2014) – Paul F. Tompkins discusses the Price of Politics with Yerd Nerp, P.W. Butz, Oliver Pouch, and "A Bird." Joe Lunchpail does an editorial on the attacks on American foods.
  13. Climate Catastrophe (June 2, 2014) - Paul F. Tompkins discusses Climate Catastrophe with Armond Mite, Star Schlessinger, Hot Dog, and Patton Oswalt.
  14. Killer Viruses (June 9, 2014) - Paul F. Tompkins discusses Killer Viruses with Dr. Mooz, Steeewwww, Princess, and Thomas Lennon. Paul F. Tompkins also interviews Oliver Pouch about his reelection.
  15. Worldwide Weight (June 16, 2014) - Paul F. Tompkins discusses Worldwide Weight with Princess, Dax Rhesus, Bigfoot, and Jeff Marks. In "Speaking Frankly," Hot Dog talks to Seth Green about his voice work in Family Guy and about Season 7 of Robot Chicken.
  16. Hashtag Activism (June 23, 2014) - Paul F. Tompkins discusses Hashtag Activism with Star Schlessinger, Armond Mite, "A Bird," and David Koechner. Gulag talks about the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
  17. The American Dream (June 30, 2014) - Paul F. Tompkins discusses the American Dream with The Constitution, Red Crab, Yerd Nerp, and Nat Faxon. Paul F. Tompkins also interviews Joe Lunchpail about his life.
  18. Gender Equality (July 7, 2014) - Paul F. Tompkins discusses Gender Equality with Rob Ford, Aunt Mildred, G. Gerald Mitty, and Nicole Sullivan.

Cast[edit]

Special guest stars[edit]

Puppeteers[edit]

  • Julianne Buescher – Shelly Spanks
  • Tyler Bunch – Professor L. Chupacabra, Slim Beaumont, The Constitution (1st Time)
  • Brian Clark – Andy Al-Jizah, Jeff Marks
  • Artie Esposito – Tim Crotchety
  • Peggy Etra – Poppy McIntosh
  • Donna Kimball – Cheetah Grrrl, "Grunt," Laura Spots
  • Bruce Lanoil – Matt Rosenberg
  • Drew Massey – Gary, Gordon LeClair, Joe Lunchpail, Wally Nevada, Yerd Nerp
  • Ted Michaels – Chambray, G. Gerald Mitty, P.W. Butz, Professor Cornelius Nougat, Steeewwww
  • Michael Oosterom – Armond Mite, Dax Rhesus, Dr. Mooz, George Rooney, Gulag, Oliver Pouch, The Constitution (2nd Time)
  • Paul Rugg – Senator George Galapagos (1st Time)
  • Colleen Smith – Aunt Mildred, L.R. Doll, Princess, Red Crab, Star Schlessinger
  • Allan Trautman – Billy Cabrito, Frankie Lemay, Senator George Galapagos (2nd Time)
  • Victor Yerrid – "A Bird," Barry, Bierstin Krakov, Bigfoot, Blue Crab, Dr. Phillip Weasel, Haardvark, Hot Dog, Marlon

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