Temsa7: the funny alligator

Temsa7: the funny alligator
Updated 09 December 2013

Temsa7: the funny alligator

Temsa7: the funny alligator

Temsa7, Arabic for alligator, is a famous hand puppet in the shape of an alligator that speaks in Arabic.
Temsa7 is also the name of the leading YouTube comedy show, which airs weekly episodes entertaining the Saudi youth.
No one knows who is behind the character; some speculate that Ibrahim Al-Khairallah is the puppet’s animator, but this yet to be confirmed.
Temsa7 started as one of the main presenters of La Yekthar show with fellow comedian Fahad Al-Butairi in 2010, then he quite the show and started his own YouTube show.
Temsa7 has more viewers that any other Saudi YouTube show.
The comedian interviews different actors, singers and comedians in an interesting and entertaining way.
Other than interviewing people, the show offers different segments in which Temsa7 calls random people and makes fun of them.
Many viewers attribute the comedian’s bold style as the main reason behind his popularity, while others expressed the opinion that this puppet show is suitable for adults only and not children.
Temsa7 has a crowd of fans, which he calls Jeesh al Temsa7- Arabic for the alligator’s army, and they are one click away when he needs them, using the special hashtag created for their group.
Temsa7 has almost 653,675 followers on Twitter, and his YouTube channel, also entitled “Tamsa7ly,” has more than 1,191,556 subscriptions and more than 117,011,868 views and counting.