, Le Bébête show reached its peak of popularity when the gap between referred and referent characters provided the greatest comic effects. It is undoubtedly due to the richness of the Henson's universe that, thanks to the theatrical allusion, gave characters able to extend their quality to the limits of the parody. The audience, familiar with Jim Henson's shows for a long time, could subsequently consider puppets as real actors, "able to perform" into several roles different from those assigned at the beginning. This flexibility helped to give depth to the character's personality and may explain their success today, reach the look of the British show Spitting Image and, after 1994, the French program Les Guignols de l'info. However