Adam Savage Meets Barnaby Dixon's Puppets!

  • Published on Sep 20, 2018
  • Adam Savage welcomes puppeteer and animator Barnaby Dixon to the cave! We're big fans of Barnaby's inventive puppet design and puppeteering style, and he shares a few of his creations and shows how he brings them to life!
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    Shot by Gunther Kirsch and edited by Norman Chan
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    Adam Savage
    Norman Chan
    Simone Giertz
    Joey Fameli
    Gunther Kirsch
    Ryan Kiser
    Kishore Hari
    Sean Charlesworth
    Jeremy Williams
    Kayte Sabicer
    Bill Doran
    Ariel Waldman
    Darrell Maloney
    Kristen Lomasney
    Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman
    Set design by Danica Johnson
    Set build by Asa Hillis
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Comments • 1 941

  • Kylanacus
    Kylanacus 16 hours ago

    I could really use this! 20:52

  • ShineyX
    ShineyX 23 hours ago

    Can i please buy these?! It's like God created them.

  • TheCucuyo9779
    TheCucuyo9779 Day ago

    I like how he uses the puppets as a replacement for natural gesticulating during speech.
    Instead of "talking with his hands" he talks with his puppets.

  • Brady Peake
    Brady Peake Day ago

    I want this

  • Yvonne Burns
    Yvonne Burns 2 days ago

    Fingerbobs have all grown up😊😋

  • John Mangual
    John Mangual 2 days ago

    I'm watching and trying to mimic, and i still don't get it. Freakin awesome!

  • Mya R
    Mya R 2 days ago

    The way he disassembled the bug puppet so suddenly, just tearing the top half from the bottom, the puppet instantly losing all personality, going limp and lifeless, it was off-putting.

  • IvoryPlume
    IvoryPlume 2 days ago

    It makes me SO happy to see Barnaby Dixon get the attention and acknowledgment he deserves. He has such a unique set of talents and developed skills. I genuinely think he'll be the next Jim Henson with the correct connections, and Adam seems like a perfect friend in that pursuit.

  • It’s alive Taxidermy

    I saw you had some taxidermy birds in the background. Would you sell some of them???

  • Dark Knight
    Dark Knight 5 days ago

    Adam Savage puppet looks like it's sarcastically surprised in nearly every single shot

  • Nerdicaful
    Nerdicaful 5 days ago

    Dabchick is actin' all cute, but we all know the truth! He's a sardonic potty mouth.

  • LunarChimera
    LunarChimera 5 days ago

    After meeting Barnaby in person...It's crazy how cool these are...This doesn't do them justice :D

  • Pelucchiuz TM
    Pelucchiuz TM 6 days ago

    This is so wholesome

  • TheUnholyOne
    TheUnholyOne 6 days ago +1

    As a child, my hands were the most expressive toys I had. They we're civilians, heros, animals and monsters all in one. It's pretty great to see this guy take it ten steps further like this.

  • Night Stick
    Night Stick 6 days ago

    Wow, these were really interesting. I absolutely love the movement. I do some stop motion animation for fun and, as with all animation, figuring out the movement is often one of the hardest parts, if not the hardest! We're so used to the world and the physics that governs it, even if you know absolutely nothing about physics, if something is even the slightest bit off you immediately pick up on it and it feels foreign and weird. I'm blown away by how natural you've got the movements, that's a lot of practice and dedication right there. Absolutely stunning job!

  • Erik Iacopelli
    Erik Iacopelli 6 days ago

    wait when he said he looked into it to protecting the ideas. So he is trying to find a way to make it so that he is the ONLY one that do that?? Thats like the first person that used a video camera to make a movie say NOPE NO ONE ELSE CAN DO THAT BUT ME!! You cant patent that. You can with YOUR characters yes. But now how you use them. Even still I think that would be a dick move to do. To make it so no one can do that. Its like think about it, How you see hand puppets used. Say Jim made it so no one else could do that. Then when Adam opened this video he would be in trouble. Makes no sense AT ALL!! Maybe Im reading into to much I dunno. If I miss understood him then my bad

  • yung dash
    yung dash 6 days ago

    is this idubbbz brother?

  • BRUH !
    BRUH ! 7 days ago

    I can't avoid ankels can I?

  • Tainted Myth0s
    Tainted Myth0s 7 days ago +1

    I love how Adam made his puppet self strangle itself xD

  • thefunfam
    thefunfam 7 days ago

    barnaby u look like harry potter

  • Foqs
    Foqs 8 days ago

    No comments about the finger potential of this guy? ;-;

  • AlekSensej
    AlekSensej 8 days ago

    The armadilo needs a belly.

  • Ovidiu Ciocan
    Ovidiu Ciocan 8 days ago

    Hi, what if he painted his hand green and greenscreen remove it?

  • Boss Romos
    Boss Romos 9 days ago

    Dabchick intrigues me, I front even notice Barbary when it’s on. Love it

  • bojassem12
    bojassem12 9 days ago

    A whole movie animated like this would be amazing

  • Rafael Freitas
    Rafael Freitas 10 days ago

    FOR GOD SAKE! Someone help me!
    What does he say @ 22:27
    "I am ........... " ?

  • Alex Mawhinney
    Alex Mawhinney 10 days ago

    im 12 and i find this funny

  • James Held
    James Held 10 days ago +1

    Did we ever hear about what happened to Brain Candy Live?

  • Bregbeth
    Bregbeth 10 days ago

    Dang Adam is still active I remember watching his episodes 10 years ago

  • Justin Davis
    Justin Davis 10 days ago

    Barnaby Dixon, by far the greatest person ever named Barnaby. Love his humor, his musical talent, and of course his puppets... such a talented person!

  • Dolly com Biscoito
    Dolly com Biscoito 10 days ago


  • The Inscrutable
    The Inscrutable 10 days ago

    Reminds me of the Fingerbobs TV show

  • Soulthym
    Soulthym 10 days ago +1

    0:27 weirdest scene ever to have a puppet Adam Savage strangling itself, I never thought I'd one day enjoy this view 😂

  • Casey Hamm
    Casey Hamm 10 days ago

    This guy’s hands can dance better than my feet can

  • Dominic Cornett
    Dominic Cornett 11 days ago +1

    Utterly delightful.

  • The music maker DJSX
    The music maker DJSX 11 days ago

    It looks more realastic in luminous moment

  • ###iknowtheman ###
    ###iknowtheman ### 11 days ago

    That’s amazing art work man great job it looks great

  • Anthony Adams 3
    Anthony Adams 3 11 days ago

    I subbed and turned on notifications

  • Jaydan Mellors
    Jaydan Mellors 12 days ago

    Hes getting old now

  • The FBI
    The FBI 12 days ago

    Im sorry, but it looks like Adams gonna die soon

  • Mark Hodgson
    Mark Hodgson 12 days ago

    The black and white and good luck for the future to you all

  • origamifairy
    origamifairy 13 days ago

    i was eating mac and cheese while watching this
    i think the bug puppet will forever remind me of mac and cheese

  • I Are Random Potato
    I Are Random Potato 13 days ago

    7:27 Hellooooo

  • Danielle C
    Danielle C 13 days ago

    That little bug puppet is ridiculously cute! All the puppets are, really!
    What a cool idea

  • Corinne Macais
    Corinne Macais 13 days ago

    Am I the only one who thinks adam looks like the guy from mythbusters?

  • WiseIdiot9
    WiseIdiot9 13 days ago

    Dude's got a new subscriber, hot damn.

  • crit momma
    crit momma 13 days ago

    Thank you for bringing this art form to light.

  • hamdish2004
    hamdish2004 14 days ago +1

    0:29 Adam puppet begins to strangle itself

  • Tam M
    Tam M 14 days ago

    I used to make little hand monsters like the armadillo when I was a child. They were dinosaurs that lived in the bath water. It's so neat to see someone take that hand shape and make something that's actually cool.

  • Denise Lisboa
    Denise Lisboa 14 days ago

    Dabchick is my religion

  • VLF
    VLF 15 days ago +1

    I was waiting for Dabchick to come to life and start yelling at Adam. "What are you looking at?"

  • Natsu Dragneel
    Natsu Dragneel 16 days ago


  • memsybabe
    memsybabe 16 days ago

    This is amazing. Love it..!!

  • Cool Dude
    Cool Dude 22 days ago

    Remember when Dabchick did a let's play?

  • dtiydr
    dtiydr 23 days ago

    6:18 Holy shit you are good!

  • Нелиел Оксингейл

    That's. Just. Incredible.

  • Joel Turner
    Joel Turner 25 days ago

    With a green screen suit you could make a movie involving these characters.

  • Shezza Bezza
    Shezza Bezza 27 days ago

    I love it! Little buddy

  • Artorius The'Bear
    Artorius The'Bear 29 days ago

    TVclip was blurry until puppet-Adam cleared his throat. Kinda awesome.

  • Robert Pearson
    Robert Pearson Month ago +1

    That is very cool. Reminds me of finger mouse and his friends.

  • Paarthurnax Friend of Man

    Holy shit those movements are super realistic.

  • Aoife Molloy
    Aoife Molloy Month ago

    This was such an inspiring video to watch.

  • dorothy grace
    dorothy grace Month ago

    barnaby has a way of putting me into awe with all the meticulous movements

  • Paul Hasler
    Paul Hasler Month ago

    Adam, come back with Jamie :( I miss myth busters

  • Doc Lancer
    Doc Lancer Month ago

    I absolutely love seeing Adam showing off that child-like wonder and straight up geeking out. It's fantastic to see such a renowned and respected maker so enthusiastic about something someone else has created

  • killershelf
    killershelf Month ago

    very pure vid thumbs up.

  • Kale Stars
    Kale Stars Month ago +2

    Me: *looks at pile of puppet parts*
    Me: I know each puppet

  • Sherita Pressley
    Sherita Pressley Month ago

    I found myself watching as if they were real, and wishing i was seeing them in person. Absolutely brilliant!!!!!!

  • Ron Wylie
    Ron Wylie Month ago +1

    That was wonderful, I was as fascinated as Adam was, IF he made these as dinos and sold them they would be great AND educational for children,{ US adults } to recreate great dino battles

  • Noodelzmop
    Noodelzmop Month ago

    I want the bug puppet to dance to the spiderman 2 pizza theme

  • christopher brander

    one of the best and most inspiring things i've ever seen and Jim Henson's ghost would be smiling. The magic of puppeteering is so intrinsically human and, oh boy, good thing it is.

  • Sapphire The Rain-Wing

    Is this cross over better than infinity war?????

    I think so!!!

  • Hugo Porter
    Hugo Porter Month ago

    I want to make one of these puppets, something like Dabchick. What plastic do you use

  • GaurdianxShot
    GaurdianxShot Month ago

    This video brings me so much joy.

  • EpicN
    EpicN Month ago +1

    Adam, please calm down my parents think I’m watching porn

  • rossyallen2
    rossyallen2 Month ago

    Imagine having Adam Savage fan boy over you...

  • Lawrence Kaiser
    Lawrence Kaiser Month ago


  • Anthony Keba
    Anthony Keba Month ago

    0:28 "yess daddy mooooreeee"

  • Shine Thief
    Shine Thief Month ago

    Watching Adam get all giddy over these very impressive puppets is really satisfying to watch.

  • Juan José Guzmán
    Juan José Guzmán Month ago

    Amazing work... to movement is so organic. I'd love to see this system applied to mo- cap... XD and some Coco themed puppets.. hehe

  • Disturbance! At The Dancing place

    To be honest, for me it’s not like the puppeteer disappears, it’s almost like they’re holding them up like they can’t walk, for support or something lol

  • Carver Ivens
    Carver Ivens Month ago

    Boop the snoot

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  • Zaida Macias
    Zaida Macias Month ago

    just put a chroma globes and you are ready to record, asweome.

  • Elliott Bork
    Elliott Bork Month ago

    what a fucking privilege to be gushed over by fucking adam savage, my dream.

  • AXE2501
    AXE2501 Month ago

    If they did a one day build I have a feeling Adam would loose it. Still blown away by the puppets movements and fluidity

  • KitKat Animations
    KitKat Animations Month ago

    At 0:28 the puppet looks like it’s chocking it’s self

  • Hi 123456789
    Hi 123456789 Month ago

    I love that little thing

  • human ll
    human ll Month ago

    I want myth busters back

  • zenfrodo
    zenfrodo Month ago

    Did anyone else expect the Adam puppet to start moving on its own, after Adam set it down? It being in the background staring at us is really unsettling.

  • night nova
    night nova Month ago

    Be brave stay black

  • night nova
    night nova Month ago


  • Adam Tib
    Adam Tib Month ago

    They are truly stunning works of art. Love them

  • wobbliestmaple
    wobbliestmaple Month ago

    Konkuro would be proud

  • Ryan Raptor
    Ryan Raptor Month ago

    That whole time he didn’t do dabchick’s voice

  • Small ManJeff
    Small ManJeff Month ago

    I have not seen his face in a long time and he looks like Harry Potter

  • Small ManJeff
    Small ManJeff Month ago

    You should feel bad for impact props

  • Bendyrocks123 :3
    Bendyrocks123 :3 Month ago

    I want that cute puppet to dance in my face all day

  • The Chilled Gamer
    The Chilled Gamer Month ago

    Adam showing a genuine interest triggers me to be involved more than i usually would in a you tube video. Thumbs up.

  • Gilbert Jugo
    Gilbert Jugo Month ago

    Thet is cool its like a carton