MC Fuzzy Fuzz is a sock puppet I made for my Step Grandson (AKA DJ Spud) so his parents would have another way to interact with him and make him laugh. I started out with a wool sock and added felt, pom poms and googly eyes (not baby safe.) Then I got some childrens gloves at a dollar store, cut off the fingers and stuffed them with batting, and sewed them on his head for hair. I had the top of the sock left over and made a hat. Then I got pom poms and took the puppet to visit my mother. She picked out the pom poms and I sewed them on. “You get to name him,” I told her. “Fuzzy,” she replied.
I came home and my husband said, “No, he’s MC Fuzzy Fuzz.” (My husband, who is a 62 year old Jewish man with a Ph.D. is heavily into Hip Hop. ” It took me a year to understand Biggie Smalls,” he tells me, “but now I get it and I think he’s a genius.”) The hair became dreadlocks and the hat became a Rasta hat. Then my husband said Fuzzy should be a rapper, so I sewed on the arms and gave him some bling. Then we decided he should be a dawg, and I sewed on ears. (Thank you Le Mutt for modeling.) I also gave him a lower fang (his grill).
Like some stars in the sock puppet hip hop industry, MC Fuzzy Fuzz has a back story. He did not grow up in the dog pound. He went to the best obedience schools and his father held a high post in the national branch of the ASPCSP (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Sock Puppets). MC Fuzzy (whose real name is S. (for Sock) Pupwell Baskin dropped out of obedience school to try his luck in the music biz, much to his father’s dismay. But he hit it big. To read an except from one of his songs, press here. And remember to kiss a sock puppet today!