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August 3, 2015

Very Special Henson Specials: The Tale of the Bunny Picnic

Filed under: Anthology,Feature — Tags: , , — Anthony Strand @ 8:00 am

Our series concludes with a very Fragglish special featuring the debut of Bean Bunny.

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July 31, 2015

Maria Week: Big Toaster’s Worst Enemy

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

Or should we have called this article “A Toast to Maria?”

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July 30, 2015

Maria Week: The Many Loves of Maria

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 11:20 am

You love Maria, I love Maria, Luis loves Maria, but who else? Everyone, of course.

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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 28, 2015

Maria Week: A Video Guide to Maria’s Life Story

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , , , — Joe Hennes @ 10:30 am

Revisit some of your favorite Maria moments in our collection of Sonia Manzano videos!

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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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July 22, 2015

Review: The Muppets Pilot Presentation

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:46 am

Our review of the super exciting pilot presentation for the new Muppet TV series!

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July 20, 2015

Very Special Henson Specials: The Fantastic Miss Piggy Show

Filed under: Anthology,Feature — Tags: — Anthony Strand @ 1:13 pm

The pig takes the spotlight and effectively ends the variety show format.

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July 16, 2015

ToughPigs at San Diego Comic Con 2015

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , , — Matt Wilkie @ 10:18 am

Our full report on the Muppet-related panels, celebrities, merchandise, costumes, and more from this year’s Comic Con!

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July 13, 2015

ToughPigs Art: Piper Thibodeau

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:49 pm

Introducing the bizarre, unique, and gorgeous Muppet fan art of Piper Thibodeau!

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July 9, 2015

In Other News: Muppet Folks Doing Non-Muppet Things

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 11:20 am

Updates on the non-Muppet work from Muppet performers and writers like Frank Oz, Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Sonia Manzano, and more!

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July 6, 2015

How to Be a Muppet Fan at San Diego Comic Con 2015

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , — Matt Wilkie @ 11:26 am

Read all about the Muppet, Henson, and Sesame-related panels, guests and fun stuff to see and do at the San Diego Comic Con!

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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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