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April 30, 2014

We’re All Norman’s Kids: The Norman Stiles Interview, part 2

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:21 am

Our conversation with former Sesame Street writer Norman Stiles continues with his stories about Mel Brooks, The Count, and the pot on Bert’s head!

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April 28, 2014

We’re All Norman’s Kids: The Norman Stiles Interview, part 1

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:54 am

Part 1 of our interview with Norman Stiles, who served as Head Writer for Sesame Street for over 20 years!

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We’re All Norman’s Kids: The Norman Stiles Interview

Filed under: Interviews — Joe Hennes @ 6:33 am

Interview with the legendary Norman Stiles, who served as Head Writer on Sesame Street for over 20 years!

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April 25, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 4: Dog City

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 10:32 am

Our Jim Henson Hour reviews continue with a city full of dogs (and dog puns)!

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April 24, 2014

The Search for Constantine at EPCOT

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:57 am

Read our recap of the new interactive Muppet scavenger hunt at Disney World’s EPCOT!

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April 23, 2014

More Tale of Sand Heading for Finish Line

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 5:20 pm

Tale of Sand’s screenplay and a new box set will be in stores this July!

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Help Sesame Street Writer Norman Stiles with His New Puppet Project

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 2:04 pm

Sesame Street’s former head writer has launched an Indie Gogo campaign for his latest project, the Baby & Toddler Parenthood News Network.

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Muppet Vault: Weird Stuff!

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 1:10 pm

Join us in Brooklyn, NY on May 17th for a Muppet Vault filled with the strange and bizarre!

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April 22, 2014

Muppet Show Theme is Remixed, Pretty Much Unrecognizable

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 3:49 pm

Watch the music video for Shy Kidx’s Muppet Show Theme remix!

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April 21, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 3: Power/The Soldier and Death

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 9:30 am

In the third episode of The Jim Henson Hour, Kermit goes on vacation and devils are awesome.

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April 18, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 2: Oceans/Lighthouse Island

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 8:46 am

In the second episode of The Jim Henson Hour, Ted Danson kills all the fish and Lighthouse Island is completely, unforgivably dull.

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April 17, 2014

Video: Extended Red Carpet Interviews – Cast & Crew

Filed under: Feature,Interviews — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:42 am

Extended interviews with James Bobin, Nick Stoller, Dylan “Hornswoggle” Postl, Danny Trejo and more on the Muppets Most Wanted red carpet!

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April 16, 2014

An Interview with Craig Shemin

Filed under: Interviews — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 11:15 am

Our interview with Muppet writer, Jim Henson Legacy president, and Muppets Character Encyclopedia author Craig Shemin.

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An Interview with Craig Shemin, Part 4: An Encyclopedia You Can Actually Read

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 9:08 am

In this installment, Muppet writer and Jim Henson Legacy president Craig Shemin answers all our burning questions about The Muppets Character Encyclopedia, including why Splurge made the cut but Droop didn’t.

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April 15, 2014

Hallmark Ornaments Go Gonzo

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 2:52 pm

Gonzo is the next Muppet to get the Hallmark ornament treatment!

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I Am Big Bird Gets US Premiere

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:49 am

The Caroll Spinney documentary will premiere in Montclair, New Jersey on May 3rd!

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An Interview with Craig Shemin, Part 3: Aimed at a Muppet Audience

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 9:27 am

In this installment, Muppet writer and Jim Henson Legacy president Craig Shemin talks about Avenue Q, his marriage to Muppet performer Stephanie D’Abruzzo, and writing the Muppets Character Encyclopedia.

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April 14, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — ToughPigs Staff @ 12:00 pm

Reviewing every episode of Jim Henson’s short-lived anthology series on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

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My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 1: Outer Space/The Heartless Giant

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 8:06 am

We’re reviewing every episode of Jim Henson’s underrated 1989 series in honor of its 25th anniversary. Today: Aliens, giants, and Louie Anderson!

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April 11, 2014

An Interview with Craig Shemin, Part 2: Keeping Gonzo Real

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 10:43 am

In this installment, Muppet writer and Jim Henson Legacy president Craig Shemin talks about staying true to each Muppet character, hosting screenings of classic material, and Eric Jacobson’s first time playing Miss Piggy.

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