For all intents and purposes, Dead Meat is a cartoon. It's not animated, but it is an exaggerated spoof with weird looking characters. So why not animation? For one thing, I wanted to explore new territory. I also feel like the mix of actors and puppets adds a visceral reality to the world that makes Dead Meat even more funny.
Puppets also allow me to produce a continuing series more cheaply than all but the cheapest forms of animation. Once the puppets are built, I can use them again and again. $50,000 won't even get you eleven minutes of studio quality animation. At least not for long.