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March 29, 2017

The Importance of Cotterpin Doozer

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 10:07 am

Could a little Doozer be the most inspirational female Muppet character of all time?

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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.

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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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March 7, 2017

A Brief History of Female Muppets and Their Female Muppeteers

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 1:02 pm

Looking back at the Muppets’ uneven history of female puppets performed by female performers.

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March 6, 2017

The Two Piggies

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:58 am

Let’s talk about Miss Piggy, as well as her predecessor, Miss Piggy.

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January 23, 2017

Donald Trump: The Anti-Henson

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — ToughPigs Staff @ 12:31 pm

It is the firm belief of the owners of ToughPigs that Donald Trump represents the opposite of the teachings of Jim Henson. Yeah, even the Muppet fan sites are getting involved.

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January 3, 2017

Hopes for a Muppet-Filled 2017

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Joe Hennes @ 11:39 am

With an unfortunate 2016 behind us, we’re looking forward to what 2017 might bring for the Muppets.

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December 22, 2016

ToughPigs Roundtable: Muppet Christmas Music

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — ToughPigs Staff @ 11:47 am

The ToughPigs writers (somehow) narrow down and share their favorite Muppet Christmas songs!

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December 21, 2016

The Muppets Are the Key to the Art Carney Santa-matic Universe

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

The Muppets, Art Carney, and Santa Claus: This fan theory will ho-ho-ho your mind!

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December 20, 2016

Why the Dickens Is it Always A Christmas Carol?

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Matthew Soberman @ 12:49 pm

What is it about “A Christmas Carol” that made the Muppets adapt it so many times??

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December 19, 2016

From Page to Screen: Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — ToughPigs Staff @ 12:35 pm

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree is one of the worst Henson productions ever. But did you know it’s based on a book???

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December 12, 2016

Why Does Everyone Love Pigs in Space So Much?

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

The response to the new video proves that fans love the sketch as much as ever. But why?

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September 12, 2016

Sesame Street Humans Appreciation: People Are Funny

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

The human cast of Sesame Street is a talented comedy ensemble.

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September 1, 2016

ToughPigs Turns 15: Fifteen Years of People Freaking Out About Muppets

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — ToughPigs Staff @ 8:00 am

People tend to overreact when a Muppet story hits the news, and it’s been that way for all 15 years of our existence.

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August 4, 2016

The Weirdest Things About This Sesame Street Humans News Story

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

A fan’s-eye view.

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July 26, 2016

Sesame Needle Drop: ON THE STREET WHERE WE LIVE: BLOCK PARTY!

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

A track-by-track look at an album that finds the Sesame Street gang ready to party! Outside! On the street!

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July 21, 2016

Throw It Back Thursday: Big Bird on Soul Man

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:23 pm

In 1998, Big Bird appeared on the short-lived Dan Aykroyd sitcom Soul Man, and it was just as embarrassing as you’d expect.

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May 31, 2016

Cancellation and the Art of Muppet Fan Journalism

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 12:17 pm

Being brutally honest about running a Muppet fan site, which is hard, especially when it feels like nobody cares about the Muppets.

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May 13, 2016

I Sure Wish The Muppets Hadn’t Gotten Cancelled

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

BLAH.

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May 2, 2016

Celebrating 30 Years of The Muppets’ Celebration of 30 Years

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — ToughPigs Staff @ 11:20 am

Revisiting the Muppets’ 30th anniversary special, which turns 30 this year.

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