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Late Late Night FDL: I’m My Own Grandpaw

The Gogolala Jubilee Jugband -- I'm My Own Grandpaw from episode 113 of The Muppet Show.

Late Late Night FDL: Comedy Tonight

Monsters and Whatnots -- Comedy Tonight, from episode 103 of The Muppet Show.

VOTD: Early Jim Henson Short Animates Jazz With Paper Cutouts

After he’d done years of the show Sam and Friends but before moving on to The Muppet Show, Jim Henson did a set of experimental musical shorts. The animations use paper cutouts to visualize music. In the case of this one, Drums West,...Show More Summary

Muppets version of So What'cha Want by the Beastie Boys

last weekOdd : Kottke.org

As far as these things go, this video of the Muppets singing So What'cha Want by the Beastie Boys is pretty near perfect. See also The Muppets singing Kanye West's Monster and the Sesame Street gang doing the Beastie Boys' Sure Shot. Oh, and the classic Bert & Ernie rap video: (via subtraction) Tags: Beastie Boys music remix The Muppets video

‘Drums West’, A Recently Rediscovered Cut-Paper Jazz Animation By Jim Henson From 1961

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

Animated in 1961, “Drums West” is a cut-paper animated short by Jim Henson and frequent Muppets collaborator Jerry Juhl set to the music of West Coast jazz bandleader Chico Hamilton. The Jim Henson Company has added behind the scenes footage to the recently unearthed animation, highlighting the puppeteer’s delicate process for arranging the small confetti-like […]

WATCH: Jim Henson's colorful papercut jazz animation

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

Before he achieved fame with the Muppets, Jim Henson, a skilled animator as well as a puppeteer, was making all sorts of innovative work out of his home studio, in Bethesda, Md. Around 1961, he made the papercut animation above, which visualized jazz drummer Chico Hamilton's "Drums West." (Via Smithsonian)

Video: Five Nights at Freddy's live stream

I once had a friend who could never enjoy The Muppets once he had noticed that the theatre audience for The Muppet Show were all muppets themselves. It gave him a kind of species shiver. He found it repellant. My friend was mad, of course,...Show More Summary

Naked Kermit the Frog Risks Life for Ice Bucket Challenge

Forget Chris Pratt. Forget Bill Gates. Kermit the Frog's video is an ice bucket challenge to end all ice bucket challenges. The famed Muppet took on the fight against ALS after being called out by WWE CEO Vince McMahon and, in turn,Show More Summary

The Muppets Take On The Beastie Boys’ “So What’cha Want”

Animal, Beeker and the Swedish Chef lace up their shell toes as Ad Rock, Mike D and the late MCA in this randomly perfect Muppets tribute to the Beastie Boys. (Side note: Up until this very moment, I thought the last line was an awesome cunnilingus reference, i.e.: “I got news for your cooch, I’ll [...]

Media picks of the week: Bear In Heaven, Muppets Most Wanted, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and more!

Every week Apple adds tons of new media content on iTunes — music, books, movies and more. It's impossible to keep up with all of it, but it's not impossible to pick out the very best. Here they are! This week we've got the latest from...Show More Summary

The Week in Viral Videos

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

From the Muppets covering the Beastie Boys to Conan’s heartfelt tribute to Robin Williams, watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

The Muppets covering the Beastie Boys is absolutely perfect

The Swedish Chef, Beeker and Animal just cemented their spots in the felt-based creature hip-hop Hall of Fame

Vince McMahon And CM Punk Took The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Challenged Muppets

Ofcoursehediditinasuit. Ofcourse.Yesterday,webroughtyounewsofTripleHandDwayne“TheRock”JohnsonacceptingtheirALSicebucketchallenges. Furthermore,TripleHendedupchallenginghisfather-in-law,andtodaywe’vegotthevideoofthechairmanoftheboardShow More Summary

Barely Related: Learn how to make Muppets at Maker Camp

Do you understand what we're talking about? We're talking about people learning the craft of Fraggle construction. Muppet building. David Bowie army creation. Skeksis manipulation. We're talking about birthing a Sweetums, a Bert, an Ernie, a Yoda,...

Miss Piggy Of ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ Shares Beauty Tips

Miss Piggy of ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ shares beauty tips in a recent mock interview for Express. As part of the Blu-ray and DVD release promotions for the blockbuster smash, Express describes Miss Piggy as “the world’s sexiest” muppet and also “the oldest living pig on the planet.” From recommending karate-chopping antics to letting her personal

Joyous Video: The Muppets Cover Beastie Boys' "So What'cha Want"

When we make a list of all the things that make us happy (giant tortoises, grilled cheese with bacon, not being infested with bedbugs), The Beastie Boys and The Muppets are definitely up there. So we were overjoyed to see this mashup...Show More Summary

The Beastie Muppets? Watch This Amazing Mashup Of The Muppets Performing ‘What’cha Want”

This has been a rather depressing week, news-wise, what with Robin Williams dying, the situation in Iraq, Tony Stewart maybe killing a guy, and riots in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. So we can all use a little pick-me-up, and YouTube user Mylo the Cat has come through, in a big way, with this video

Page 2: Star Wars, Frozen, Peter Pan, Twilight Zone, Walking Dead, Muppets, Tarantino, Jeff Bridges, House of Cards

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. Show More Summary

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