Sweet muppety Odin! Tonight's episode of The Middleman dares to go where Joss Whedon has gone before, judging from this exclusive new clip. But fear not: the Middleman 's version of the vampire-puppet storyline looks as though it'll be completely different than the puppety episode of Angel . For one thing, Vlad is more like a ventriloquist's dummy. And the bit at the end of the clip, where the puppet-vampire makes his getaway, really must be seen to be believed.