This is a segment from the TV series I thought I was naming the group after; because, my memory failed me instead the group was name “Alphabet Soup”
Vegetable Soup was
About a bunch of neighbor kids (actually puppets) who build a rocketship (called, naturally enough, “Outerscope”) out of wooden planks and pilot it into outer space. They visit a whole bunch of allegorical, surreal worlds in which they learn about tolerance, multiculteralism, the value of a good education, and other assorted “valuable lessons” that mid-70s PBS shows specialized in.
What was uniquely disturbing about “Outerscope” was that the kids were puppets, but with real human hands. The puppeteers would stick their adult-sized hands out the sides of the kid-sized puppet-bodies. Only their hands, mind you, not their arms. So these puppet-kids had giant hands & wrists jutting from their sides, but no arms.
It was like watching a puppet show about kids with thalidomide birth defects. Via