If a show has the words "Muppets" or "Jim Henson" in the title you know it's going to feature some really awesome puppets, and the late 90s successor to The Muppet Show called Muppets Tonight was no exception. Muppets Tonight introduced...Show More Summary
In a hilarious closing clip for episode number 206 of Muppets Tonight in 1997, a pierced, punked out band of gastropods calling themselves the Nine Inch Snails performed a slow existential, industrial emo-ish song about how their delicate identities are connected to their cumbersome shells. Give me some salt, and turn me to gel. via...
Jim Henson‘s Muppets characters are loved by people of all ages, which is why this new video (via Kottke) from the gang at Sesame Street is a gem. If you’ve ever wondered how the puppeteers behind the series bring the show’s famous characters to life, look no further. We can’t imagine stomping around in Big Bird’s giant feet […]
The Thanksgiving episode of The Dick Cavett Show in 1971 featured Jim Henson and his Muppets through the whole show. This clip has Cavett's monologue, some ads from 1971, a musical number, and an interview with Henson at nine minutes in. (YouTube link) You can watch the entire special at Laughing Squid.
In 1971, the brilliant Jim Henson and his stable of Muppets appeared on The Dick Cavett Show and essentially took over the production of a wonderfully amusing and informative Thanksgiving special. Throughout the show, Henson gave interviews, offered a look behind-the-costumes and demonstrated how the Muppets were brought to life. Jim Henson Explores the Process...
Adam Savage of Tested visited the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens and took a glorious tour of The Jim Henson Exhibition. The exhibit showcased Jim Henson‘s amazing work from The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and The Dark Crystal. A post shared by Museum of the Moving Image (@movingimagenyc) on Jul...
When Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog cut the ribbon in 1978, the former Spring Street Elementary School had only one exhibition and a few shows devoted to puppets. Nearly 40 years later, the Midtown space has grown to be the largest nonprofit puppetry theater in the country.
‘Look Who’s Walking’ A hilarious Robot Chicken specialRobot Chicken is a pretty interesting show. It pokes fun at all kinds of things. They have spoofed Star Wars, Muppet Babies, Super Mario Bros and so much more. Now they have a new The Walking Dead spoof coming. Show More Summary
NotMax has asked for an open thread while channeling Animal from the Muppet Show, so… Like you all didn’t see this coming… And since we are fast approaching the campaign season for the annual War on Christmas: All Holidays Matter!!!!! Open thread!
Kermit the Frog left his swamp for Hollywood decades ago, and his adventures assembling his motley Muppet crew along the way were famously recounted in “The Muppet Movie.” Though he’s spent most of his life putting on shows, he’s never done one at the Hollywood Bowl, until now. For three nights...
What better time for some felt creations to perform live than during a period when the line between what’s real and what’s completely insane is blurrier than ever? Switch “blurrier” to “furrier” and we’ve just come up with some decent ad copy for the upcoming series of live shows by The Muppets. Show More Summary
A “musical extravaganza” featuring a full orchestra, musical performances, sketches, celebrity guests, fireworks, and more
At a new NYC exhibit there are 180 Muppets. You can also make your own. But what is most amazing is the story of their creator Jim Henson, and how Kermit and Miss Piggy came to be.
Jim Henson, the relentless innovator who gave the world Kermit the Frog and "The Muppet Show," is getting a permanent tribute in New York, nearly 30 years after his death. If rarely seen on camera, Henson lived and breathed television,...Show More Summary
Last year, Afghanistan’s version of Sesame Street unveiled a radical new character: Zari, the show’s first-ever female muppet, created in-part to inspire the young women in the deeply conservative country. (A small minority of girls in Afghanistan go to school at all, and the country’s literacy rate for women ranks ... More »
It's nice to see Kylie Jenner has buried the hatchet with her brother Rob Kardashian, but are these socks for real?? The 19-year-old showed off her Kylie Jenner Shop collab with Arthur George on Snapchat on Friday, and we couldn't help but notice this illustration looks like a Muppet-version of Kylie! Related: Rob's Family Is PISSED About [...]
With Steve Whitmire announcing that he's stepping down from his iconic role as Kermit the Frog, Stephen Colbert had a few ideas on who could replace him. (Longtime Muppet performer Matt Vogel will take over for Whitmire.) The Late Show...Show More Summary
After 27 years, the voice of The Muppets star Kermit the Frog is being replaced. So, who will take over? Well, Stephen Colbert has a few ideas. In a comedy sketch on Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show, Colbert had the likes of Donald Trump, his son Don Jr., press secretary Sean Spicer and Ben...
Watch Stephen Colbert's spoof of Trump, Sean Spicer and others auditioning to become the new voice of the beloved Muppets character.
Earlier this week it was announced that Muppet Studio was replacing Kermit the Frog’s longtime voice actor after more than two decades. Steve Whitmire voiced America’s favorite frog since character creator Jim Henson died in 1990. Stephen Colbert’s late show got footage of the auditions to become the new voice of Kermit. Show More Summary