The background puppets are minor characters in Oobi.
The background puppets are nonspeaking characters who are never given names or important roles in the series. Several unnamed puppets are given small speaking roles, though the majority of them do not speak.
The background puppets' physical appearances vary, though they are all hand puppets with accessories.
The background puppets appear in many episodes of Oobi. The first episode to include a puppet without a speaking role was "Haircut!" (in which a barbershop customer and several nameless puppets in photos are seen). The last episode to include a background puppet was "Recital!" (in which nameless puppets are seen in the audience).