March 24, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Mummenschanz

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , — Louie Pearlman @ 10:54 am

Are Mummenschanz the most terrifying guest stars on The Muppet Show? Just look at their creepy clay faces and you’ll agree.



Miss Piggy: The New Stephen Hawking??

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:59 am

If you were Stephen Hawking, you’d want Miss Piggy’s voice, right???


March 22, 2017

10! 10 More Emmy Nominations for Sesame Street! Ah Ah Ah!

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:10 pm

Sesame Street got ten more Daytime Emmy nominations, including one for Elmo performer Ryan Dillon!


Snapchat Celebrates Big Bird’s Birthday

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:46 pm

There’s a Big Bird filter on Snapchat!


March 21, 2017

It’s Not Easy Being Greenwich: New Henson Museum Coming Soon

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 2:28 pm

A museum exhibit dedicated to Jim and Jane Henson is coming to Greenwich, Connecticut this April!


March 20, 2017

Muppet Babies Comic Book Omnibus to Make Your Dreams Come True

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 2:30 pm

The Muppet Babies comic book from the 1980s is being reprinted in a hardcover omnibus!


60 Minutes Introduces Julia, Sesame Street’s New Character with Autism

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 8:00 am

Julia will make her TV debut in season 47.


March 17, 2017

New Traveling Henson Museum Exhibition Coming to Seattle

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 3:00 pm

Jim Henson: Imagination Unlimited opens May 20!


Muppet Guys Talking: The SXSW Q&A

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 1:12 pm

Watch part of the Q&A following Muppet Guys Talking’s premiere, featuring Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, and Bill Barretta!


Walter and Robin Wish Us a Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 12:57 pm

Top o’ the morning to all of us!


March 15, 2017

Muppet Guys Talking Poster Revealed

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:40 am

Frank Oz’s new Muppet documentary has a poster!



March 22, 2017

ToughPigs Stands with PBS

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:48 am

With PBS in danger of being defunded, we look to the lessons of Sesame Street to prove its importance.


March 20, 2017

Henson Company’s Puppet Up, Live at The Henson Company

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: — Guest Blogger @ 9:58 am

Puppet Up held a special show on the Henson Company lot, and we were there to share the story!


March 17, 2017

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Interviews with Women of the Muppet World

Filed under: Feature,Resources — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 12:00 pm

Bonnie Erickson, Kathy Mullen, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Carmen Osbahr, Lisa Henson, and more. If you’ve never read these interviews before, you should check them out. If you have read them before, you should read them again!


March 15, 2017

ToughPigs Talk Muppets Take Manhattan with A Play On Nerds

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:44 am

Listen to Joe and Ryan dissect The Muppets Take Manhattan on the A Play on Nerds podcast!


March 14, 2017

Rosebud! Sesame Street Cast Quotes Movies

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 3:02 pm

Watch the cast of Sesame Street read some of their favorite movie quotes!


March 13, 2017

Yakking with Yolanda: An Interview with Julianne Buescher

Filed under: Feature,Interviews — Tags: , — Matt Wilkie @ 11:23 am

We talk to the talented Muppet performer about her work on Puppet Up, ABC’s The Muppets, and much much more.


March 10, 2017

Animal Is the Face of SXSW for Austin Chronicle

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:11 pm

Animal is gracing the cover of the Austin Chronicle to highlight Frank Oz’s Muppet documentary!


March 9, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Kaye Ballard

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , — Evan G @ 10:15 am

What does a cool cat like Floyd Pepper do when he gets sick of The Muppet Show’s tragically unhip theme song? He writes his own, of course.


March 8, 2017

A Closer Look At Sesame Street’s “Women Can Be”

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Julia Gaskill @ 10:30 am

There’s a lot to love, and a little to critique, about Sesame’s empowerment anthem from 1974.

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