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December 17, 2014

ToughPigs Roundtable: The Worst Muppet Christmas Special

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — ToughPigs Staff @ 10:00 am

Tough Pigs contributors diss their randomly-assigned pick for Worst Muppet Christmas special ever.

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December 15, 2014

ToughPigs Roundtable: The Best Muppet Christmas Special

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — ToughPigs Staff @ 10:00 am

Tough Pigs contributors defend their randomly-assigned pick for Best Muppet Christmas special ever.

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December 12, 2014

The Muppets at D23: Five Years Later

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:09 pm

Five years ago, Disney made a lot of big Muppet-related announcements at the D23 Expo. How many of them actually came through?

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November 17, 2014

Fran Brill Week: The First Lady of Sesame Street

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — ToughPigs Staff @ 12:08 pm

Our discussion on the importance of Prairie Dawn, Zoe, and the great Fran Brill!

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November 6, 2014

Elmo’s Ducks: A YouTube Juggernaut

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 10:41 am

Why is this the most popular Sesame Street video on YouTube?

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October 23, 2014

Labyrinth 2: Are Henson Movie Sequels Really Necessary?

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , , — Joe Hennes @ 10:27 am

The Jim Henson Company has hinted at making sequels based on Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, and Emmet Otter. But should they??

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September 22, 2014

Sesame Needle Drop: Sesame Street 1: Original Cast Record

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 11:00 am

A track by track look at the first-ever Sesame Street album.

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August 11, 2014

Muppets Deleted Scenes Most Wanted

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Guest Blogger @ 11:24 am

Read all about the deleted scenes we hope to see on the Muppets Most Wanted Blu-ray release!

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June 26, 2014

Great Muppeteer Duos: Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — Matthew Soberman @ 11:46 am

Whether they were playing construction workers, Gorgs, or Twiddlebugs, they made a great team.

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May 16, 2014

What I’m Thinking About on May 16th

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 12:25 pm

Pondering Jim Henson and how he changed the world… and my world.

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April 10, 2014

Correcting the Internet: The Muppets Are Still Puppets!

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , , , — Guest Blogger @ 11:02 am

Do you know anyone who complained about CGI Muppets in Muppets Most Wanted? Make them read this!

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April 8, 2014

Muppets, Less Wanted

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Danny Horn @ 10:56 am

Muppets Most Wanted was great, their promotions were outstanding, and everyone we knew saw it. So why didn’t it make a lot of money??

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April 3, 2014

Critical Consensus?

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 9:47 am

What do the critics really think of Muppets Most Wanted? We scrutinized all the reviews to find out.

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March 19, 2014

Muppets All the Time, Please

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

The Muppets should be everywhere, all the time! If it’s not too much to ask.

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March 11, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted is Muppets’ Longest Movie

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 3:03 pm

113 minutes?!

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February 24, 2014

And the Academy Award Goes To… Not the Muppets

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:49 am

The Muppets have been nominated for six Oscars, but only won once. Did any of the other winners actually deserve it??

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February 6, 2014

Sesame Needle Drop: The Sesame Street Fairy Tale Album

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 11:00 am

A track-by-track look at a 1977 record featuring Sesame Street Muppets swapping stories about dragons, giants, and oatmeal.

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February 3, 2014

Touchdown Muppets Most Wanted!

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 10:13 am

The Muppets were all over Super Bowl XLVIII! Here’s a roundup of all the highlights.

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November 22, 2013

It’s Not Easy Being Mean: Analyzing the Muppets Most Wanted Trailer

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 12:46 pm

Taking a closer look at our current favorite two-and-a-half-minute video.

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August 8, 2013

Moves Like Scooter: Analyzing the Muppets Most Wanted Teaser

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 10:58 am

Tracking the most surprising and exciting details from the first Muppets Most Wanted trailer!

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