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November 19, 2017

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Five questions with ‘Absinthe’ starlet Penny Pibbets on National Sock Puppet Day


Penny Pibbets, Frankie Moreno and Melody Sweets at “Absinthe.”

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It’s National Sock Puppet Day. Penny Pibbets, star of “Absinthe” at Caesars Palace, weighs in:

Penny, how are you celebrating National Sock Puppet Day in Las Vegas?

Usually, the puppets tell me what we’re doing. I wake up with them on my hands, and I follow. We’ve gone to Niagara Falls, Legoland and what’s left of The Wall in Germany. They’re really into history.

We’re also making a music video with one of my nastier puppets, Lil’ Pee Pee. She’s dropping her single “Brap, Brap” on July 18 featuring Angel Porrino, Melody Sweets and Tony “Tightropes” Hernandez from “Absinthe.”

How often do you wash the “dirty” sock puppets you use in each show in “Absinthe”?


How many sock puppets do you use in “Absinthe”?

Two at a time. When they get too worn out, they go into the sock puppet graveyard.

Any plans to add sock puppets to “Absinthe”?

Like to my feet? Whoa. That just blew my mind.

Who would be your dream celebrity sock puppet and why?

Someone important like Mother Teresa or Sigourney Weaver.

Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

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