Here are preliminary/discovery sketches of two stop-motion characters. They are two alien kids who sit in front of the television set and make funny comments between segments of the show. They inadvertently help to introduce a new segment or tie up a finished one.
The older sibling is Arbed. I've got the basic body structure but still not sure about the hair.
Next is her little brother Eel.
Maybe you can see there is some Chuck Jones influence. In fact I want these two to be very much like the two boys in the Looney Tunes short Zip, Zip Hooray... just an alien stop-mo version of them.
Here's some idea/self-direction on how to make the eye pods so they can be more animatable with less construction worries.