I got a call from my comedian/writer/political friend Mike Larsen. He bought a ranch in Ohio and wanted to annoy his new congressman - diminutive right-wing conspiracy theorist Jim Jordan. He sent me a picture and I set to work on a puppet. We didn’t know exactly how we’d use him, but figured something would come up.
Enter Janet Garrett, the Democratic candidate in a quixotic quest to defeat the entrenched incumbent. She was looking for a way to cut through the clutter and attract some national attention, so Mike suggested using our Jim Jordan puppet to hit him for refusing to debate. The videos blew up on Twitter and were immediately picked up by national media outlets. Janet’s name ID rose, fundraising spiked and numerous commentators listed the videos among 2018’s best political spots.
They sure were fun to make! Enjoy!