With “Muppet Babies” returning to the air, Frank Oz starring in “Muppet Guys Talking,” a new puppet murder mystery coming from the Jim Henson Company and ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham in town, we’re feeling a bit fuzzy.

But with all of these felt and foam characters invading our headspace, it got us wondering: Which puppets are among the most powerful? Who are the puppet-masters pulling the strings of modern society? Why do we keep asking rhetorical questions? Will these questions ever end?

In an effort to address this age-old query (one that was once posed by Socrates himself), we have asked and answered the question of the most powerful puppets. Here is the power ranking of the best puppets of all time. — Words by Kevin Coffey and Micah Mertes, illustrations by Matt Haney

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