Thunderbirds was a British TV show in the mid-sixties that's become a cult favorite over here. What made it notable were its excellent special effects and miniatures work, its fantastic theme song, and its being filmed in Supermarionation. Yes, the actors were puppets on strings. Yes, this is where Team America: World Police found its inspiration.
And like all great cult favorites, it got wrapped up in a Tarantino tribute by some enterprising youngster out there.