I came across this clip on my computer today. Back when I was on family guy as a revisionist I got to do some pretty fun pieces of animation. This bit here was a take off on the Falco video for "Der Kommissar."
I got the video and exports the key poses to use as reference. The tricky part was to animate the puppet like it was a marionette where the motivation of movement was coming from the strings and not from the character. I always was marveled when i'd see that in Pinnocho, and here I got to do a little of it myself.
http://youtu.be/pCfehiAYLIs - Family Guy Clip
http://youtu.be/_w4Xulsjo5I - Falco Video