Mr. Sage & Mr. Onion
- Two puppet leprechauns featured on the British
children's Saturday morning series LIVE AND
The leprechauns first appeared on February 4th,
1995. Soon after, the two zany little men
received their names (Sage & Onion) through a
viewer "name those puppets" competition.
main job on the show was to joke around with the
show's guests which included such notables as
Brittany Spears, The Spice Girls, Westlife,
Cher, Nanette Newman, French and Saunders,
BoyZone, Rolf Harris and Lionel Blair.
of hosts also shared the spotlight with Mr. Sage
and Mr. Onion over the years including Andi
Peters, Phillip Scofield, Emma Forbes, Zöe Ball,
Jamie Theakston, Steve Wilson, Emma Ledden,
Ortis Deley, Katy Hill, Sarah Cawood, Trey
Farley and Heather Suttie
The puppets were
manipulated through a combination of hand
puppetry and animatronics by Darryl Worbey, John
Eccleston and Don Austen.
Mr. Sage and Mr. Onion made a total of 150
appearances until, unfortunately, the show ended
on September 15, 2001.
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