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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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April 22, 2016

Kirk Thatcher’s Prince Memories

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:59 am

Muppets Tonight Producer and Writer Kirk Thatcher shares his memories of working with (The Artist Formerly Known as) Prince.

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March 22, 2016

Jim Henson Didn’t Say That!

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

Casual Muppet fans love sharing Jim Henson quotes… even when they’re not Jim Henson quotes.

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February 19, 2016

12 Reasons Why The Muppets Deserves a Second Season

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:33 am

If anyone at ABC is watching, we have a dozen thoughts on why they should #RenewTheMuppets.

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January 19, 2016

Talking to People Who Are Talking About Sesame Street

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

Responding to the five most common comments on the all-new, not-so-different Sesame Street.

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January 11, 2016

The Muppets at Midseason: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly

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

A bunch of Muppet geeks talk about what’s working and not working on the show so far.

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January 8, 2016

The Future (or Lack Thereof) of Muppet*Vision 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Matthew Soberman @ 1:08 pm

With rumors that Walt Disney World’s Muppet*Vision 3D is closing, we’re looking at the pros and cons.

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December 22, 2015

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 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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November 6, 2015

Reboot? Retool? Re-WHAT’S GOING ON?!

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

Some rambly reactions to the personnel change at The Muppets.

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September 17, 2015

RETURN OF THE MUPPETS WEEK: Don’t Forget to Watch the Show

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 9:00 am

There’s one simple thing a TV show needs to be a hit, and that’s millions of people watching it. Let’s make it happen!

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September 15, 2015

RETURN OF THE MUPPETS WEEK: Seven Things I’d Like to See on “The Muppets”

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Matthew Soberman @ 9:00 am

A Muppet fan’s humble requests.

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August 27, 2015

Disney Drops a Bombshell: The Muppets Have Puppeteers!

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

Scores of Muppet fans have now witnessed the existence of the long-rumored “performer.” Yay!

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