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March 27, 2017

Hanging Out in Julie‚Äôs Greenroom: Reviewing Henson’s Netflix Series

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , — ToughPigs Staff @ 10:49 am

We’ve watched the first three episodes of Henson’s collaboration with Julie Andrews. Here are our thoughts!

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March 24, 2017

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???

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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.

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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!

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Snapchat Celebrates Big Bird’s Birthday

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

There’s a Big Bird filter on Snapchat!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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