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December 31, 2015

RIP Sesame Street Composer Dave Conner

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:51 pm

We remember Sesame Street songwriter Dave Conner.

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2015 in Review: The Muppets’ Grand Return to TV

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:03 am

We’re looking back on all of the Muppet, Sesame, and Henson happenings from the past year, as well as our favorite ToughPigs articles!

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December 30, 2015

Oscar Helps Cope with Grumpiness on Portlandia

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 2:24 pm

Oscar the Grouch appeared on Portlandia a few months ago. Now SCRAM!

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Muppet Vault: STAR WARS

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:22 pm

Join us a long time ago (January 10th) in a galaxy far, far away (Brooklyn, NY) for a Star Wars-themed Muppet Vault!

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Watch Animal and Rosie Perez Honor Rita Moreno

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:34 am

Animal and Rosie recreate “Fever” during Rita Moreno’s Kennedy Center ceremony!

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December 29, 2015

The Mup Art Show – Winter, 2015

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 12:35 pm

It’s the Mup Art Show! Featuring the very best Muppet, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and Jim Henson fan art from all around the internet!

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December 26, 2015

The Electric Mayhem Covers Kodachrome

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 1:16 pm

Watch the Muppets’ newest music video: Paul Simon’s Kodachrome!

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December 24, 2015

RIP Muppet Performer Michael Earl

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:40 pm

Former Mr. Snuffleupagus performer Michael Earl has sadly passed away.

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The Contest in the Toy Chest: The Christmas Toy vs. Toy Story

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: — Matthew Soberman @ 11:51 am

Is Toy Story just a rehash of The Christmas Toy? Probably!

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December 23, 2015

In Defense of A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , — Julia Gaskill @ 12:22 pm

Could “Letters to Santa” actually be a great Christmas classic? Yeah, it definitely is.

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December 22, 2015

Kermit Starts an Escarole Chant on The Chew

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:08 am

Kermit cooked up something special on The Chew! Watch the video!

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From Page to Screen: Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:43 am

Our comparison of Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas to the original book!

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December 21, 2015

ToughPigs Roundtable: Muppet Holiday Traditions

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , — ToughPigs Staff @ 10:19 am

The ToughPigs writers share their holiday traditions of watching Muppet specials, decorating with Muppet ornaments, and listening to Muppet music!

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December 20, 2015

Drink Like an Up Late with Miss Piggy Employee

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:05 pm

Get your “Up Late” mug, as see in The Muppets!

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December 16, 2015

Coming Soon: More Sesame Funko Pop!

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 3:39 pm

Elmo, Grover, Big Bird, Snuffy, and The Count will be available as Funko toys in March!

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How the Muppets Fit Into the Star Wars Universe

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Joe Hennes @ 12:02 pm

Crazy theory: The Muppets are in-continuity in the Star Wars universe. Or the other way around.

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December 15, 2015

Help Jerry Nelson Help Aspiring Puppeteers

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 4:58 pm

The Jerry Nelson scholarship needs your help!

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December 14, 2015

Nah, Elmo Didn’t Ruin Sesame Street

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

There are a lot of Elmo-haters out there. Here’s a dispatch from the pro-Elmo camp.

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December 12, 2015

Miss Piggy on How to Survive a Celeb Split

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 7:45 pm

Miss Piggy wrote an editorial for Entertainment Weekly about her very public breakup!

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December 11, 2015

The World of Muppet Crap: The Mahna Mahna Record

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , — Guest Blogger @ 8:00 am

Cool, it’s a Mahna Mahna album. But wait… THAT’S NOT A MUPPET.

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