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July 2, 2015

Review – Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , , — Julia Gaskill @ 8:00 am

We take a trip with the Fraggles for the first-ever multi-part Fraggle Rock comic book story.

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June 29, 2015

Very Special Henson Specials: The Cube

Filed under: Anthology,Feature — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 9:49 am

Two Tough Pigs writers watch the 1969 TV special “The Cube,” which finds Jim Henson getting seriously weird.

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June 25, 2015

ToughPigs Art: Clayton Roederer Returns

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:34 am

Today on ToughPigs, we’re giving a second spotlight to Muppet fan artist Clayton Roederer, and his many amazing pictures of Big Bird!

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June 22, 2015

Very Special Henson Specials: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen

Filed under: Anthology,Feature — Tags: , , — Anthony Strand @ 11:30 am

Two Tough Pigs writers visit Bremen for the first time in decades. But are they still moved by the music of an animal jazz quartet?

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June 19, 2015

Muppet Vault: Muppets & Music!

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:23 am

Join us in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, July 12th for a musical celebration of the Muppets!

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June 15, 2015

Very Special Henson Specials: The Frog Prince

Filed under: Anthology,Feature — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 9:33 am

Anthony and Roz discuss the classic Muppet special, which sticks pretty closely to the original fairy tale — except for the backwards-talking princess and an ogre named Sweetums.

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June 11, 2015

Visual Thinking: Muppet Fan Artist Smig

Filed under: Art,Feature,Interviews — Tags: , , , — Dave Hulteen, Jr. @ 10:45 am

Dave Hulteen’s series of Muppet fan artist interviews continues with a spotlight on ToughPigs’ resident artist Smig!

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June 8, 2015

Very Special Henson Specials: Hey Cinderella!

Filed under: Anthology,Feature — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 10:30 am

Anthony and Ryan talk about the first-ever hour-long Muppet special, which features a sardonic Kermit, exceptionally ugly stepsisters, and Splurge.

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June 5, 2015

Miss Piggy, Award-Winning Feminist Icon

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

We’ve got the full report on Miss Piggy’s Sackler First Award presentation in Brooklyn last night.

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June 1, 2015

Very Special Henson Specials: Tales of the Tinkerdee

Filed under: Anthology,Feature — Tags: , , — Anthony Strand @ 11:47 am

Introducing our new series in which we’re reviewing some rare and amazing Henson specials! Starting with Tales of the Tinkerdee!

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May 28, 2015

VIDEO: Chatting with Elmo and Abby on Sesame Street

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

Two of the stars of Sesame Street made some time for us during our visit to the new set.

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May 26, 2015

VIDEO: Take a Tour of the New Sesame Street Set

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

Sesame Street has made some big changes for the upcoming 46th season, and your Tough Pigs pals Joe and Ryan dropped by the set to give you the grand tour!

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May 22, 2015

Muppet Vault: The Best of The Muppet Show!

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:34 am

Join us on June 14th in Brooklyn, NY for a special Muppet Vault featuring our favorite moments from The Muppet Show!

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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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May 15, 2015

Jim Memorial Week: Remembering Jim Art Show

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 9:46 am

Our artist friends help us pay homage to Jim Henson in this throwback ToughPigs article from five years ago!

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May 14, 2015

Jim Memorial Week: A Muppet Slam Poem

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , — Julia Gaskill @ 11:12 am

In remembrance of Jim Henson: A slam poem from Kermit to Jim!

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May 13, 2015

Jim Memorial Week: When the Muppets Said Goodbye to Their Creator

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

Revisiting the 1990 special The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson.’

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May 12, 2015

Jim Memorial Week: Life After Jim Henson

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

What’s Muppet fandom like for the fans born in a post-Jim Henson world?

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May 11, 2015

Jim Memorial Week: A Day in the LIFE

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 9:58 am

Jim Henson passed away 25 years ago this week, so we’re looking back on the iconic LIFE Magazine article about the loss.

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May 8, 2015

Kermit the Week: Birthday Presents for the Boss

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: — Julia Gaskill @ 12:36 pm

What would all the Muppets get Kermit for his 60th birthday? (Which is coming up, incidentally.)

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