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July 29, 2015

Maria Week: Sesame Street’s Greatest Straight Man

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

A salute to Sonia Manzano’s comedy skills.

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July 27, 2015

Maria Week: Saying Adios to Maria

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — Guest Blogger @ 12:18 pm

Welcome to Maria Week – Celebrating over 40 years of Sonia Manzano’s work on Sesame Street! Read more about what Maria (and Sonia) means to us.

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May 18, 2015

Maybe This Time: The New Muppet TV Show Just Might Work

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

The new Muppet show is their first attempt at a TV series since Muppets Tonight, but they’re in much better shape now.

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April 23, 2015

The “Adult” Muppet Show Announcement Is Not a Big Deal

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 6:00 am

People who don’t understand things are SHOCKED at the notion that the new Muppet show would appeal to adults.

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April 9, 2015

It’s Time to Put on Makeup, It’s Time to Light the Lights, It’s Time For Guarded Optimism

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

A Muppet TV pilot is in the works! A new series may or may not happen, but we still have a lot to say about it.

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March 27, 2015

How Joseph Gordon-Levitt Will Get Down at Fraggle Rock

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:18 am

We’ve got a whole bunch of guesses as to who Joseph Gordon-Levitt might fit in to a Fraggle Rock movie.

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February 2, 2015

The Songs of Muppets Most Wanted: They Were Robbed!

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 11:44 am

How could there be five movie songs in 2014 that were better than all the songs from Muppets Most Wanted?!

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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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