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March 24, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Mummenschanz

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , — Louie Pearlman @ 10:54 am

Are Mummenschanz the most terrifying guest stars on The Muppet Show? Just look at their creepy clay faces and you’ll agree.

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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 20, 2017

Henson Company’s Puppet Up, Live at The Henson Company

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: — Guest Blogger @ 9:58 am

Puppet Up held a special show on the Henson Company lot, and we were there to share the story!

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March 17, 2017

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Interviews with Women of the Muppet World

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

Bonnie Erickson, Kathy Mullen, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Carmen Osbahr, Lisa Henson, and more. If you’ve never read these interviews before, you should check them out. If you have read them before, you should read them again!

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March 15, 2017

ToughPigs Talk Muppets Take Manhattan with A Play On Nerds

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:44 am

Listen to Joe and Ryan dissect The Muppets Take Manhattan on the A Play on Nerds podcast!

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March 13, 2017

Yakking with Yolanda: An Interview with Julianne Buescher

Filed under: Feature,Interviews — Tags: , — Matt Wilkie @ 11:23 am

We talk to the talented Muppet performer about her work on Puppet Up, ABC’s The Muppets, and much much more.

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March 9, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Kaye Ballard

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , — Evan G @ 10:15 am

What does a cool cat like Floyd Pepper do when he gets sick of The Muppet Show’s tragically unhip theme song? He writes his own, of course.

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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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March 3, 2017

“Does Beaker Have Ears?” A Different Kind of Muppet Quiz

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

Take this quiz! Don’t worry, it’s not a personality quiz. It’s a quiz about what Muppets look like.

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March 1, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Connie Stevens

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

In an episode taped early but aired late, Muppets feel bad about themselves and a scantily-clad pig steals the show.

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February 27, 2017

They Look Smaller on TV: Sesame Street Live Musings

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

We’ve never talked much about Sesame Street’s live touring arena show. So today we’re talking about it.

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February 23, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Ethel Merman

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

A brassy broad brings Broadway bliss to The Muppet Show. Also: Java!

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February 20, 2017

Fair Play 2017: Muppet Merch at Toy Fair

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:49 am

We went to Toy Fair and found all the Muppet, Sesame, and Henson merchandise coming out in the next year! Action figures, plush, vinyl, & more!

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February 17, 2017

ToughPigs Art: Michael Bedard

Filed under: Art,Feature — Joe Hennes @ 11:59 am

Michael Bedard draws the Muppet Show cast in his uniquely simple style!

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February 15, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Phyllis Diller

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , — Louie Pearlman @ 12:07 pm

Phyllis Diller battles Rowlf the Dog and Zoot in a race to see who’s the worst (but really, the best) on The Muppet Show!

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February 13, 2017

Muppets Cure “Too Much News” Syndrome

Filed under: Feature,Resources — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:18 pm

When reading about the awful stuff that’s going on in the world, use these Muppet clips to help from getting down.

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February 10, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Twiggy

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 11:21 am

This week, the show careens wildly from a boring musical number to a strange sketch that no other show would ever attempt.

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February 8, 2017

ToughPigs Art: Justin Piatt

Filed under: Art,Feature — Joe Hennes @ 11:59 am

Muppet mashups from fan artist Justin Piatt, including Hamilton, Napoleon Dynamite, the Marx Brothers, and more!

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