Do you think the reason why you have a problem with Leslie's manipulation is because by the time Abby was introduced, you were old enough to know who the puppeteers were? The reason for Brian Meehl's "poor manipulation" is because he was never into puppets before he joined. In fact he said, whenever he'd finish with his bits on Sesame, he would leave the puppet on the floor.My main criticism of her is that her manipulation isn't that great (case and point: "Do You Hear the Cookies Crunch?" in the Les Mousserables bit). I guess I'm biased because there are plenty of other Muppeteers who aren't either (Brian M, Fran [though she improved] and even Jerry, though that might have been a deliberate thing I hear). I don't why I can't get past it with her the way I can the others.