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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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February 6, 2017

Video Review: Diamond Select Muppet Action Figures v.2

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , , — Joe Hennes @ 11:27 am

Watch our in-depth video review of the latest Muppet action figures, including Animal, Bunsen, Beaker, and those two old guys in the balcony!

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February 3, 2017

Frog-umentaries: Ideas for More Muppet Docs

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Joe Hennes @ 12:04 pm

After the news of Frank Oz’s Muppeteer documentary, we’ve got a few ideas for more Muppet-centric docs we’d like to see.

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February 1, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Vincent Price

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , — Matthew Soberman @ 11:43 am

Vincent Price shows off his comedy, singing, culinary knowhow (and yes, spookiness) on The Muppet Show!

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January 30, 2017

The Other Oscars 2017

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:00 pm

It’s our annual tradition of predicting Academy Award winners based on the utmost important criteria: Muppet connections!

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January 26, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Ben Vereen

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , — Louie Pearlman @ 11:41 am

Fozzie Bear gets locked away and Crazy Harry gets explosive in the Ben Vereen episode of The Muppet Show!

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January 23, 2017

Donald Trump: The Anti-Henson

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — ToughPigs Staff @ 12:31 pm

It is the firm belief of the owners of ToughPigs that Donald Trump represents the opposite of the teachings of Jim Henson. Yeah, even the Muppet fan sites are getting involved.

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January 20, 2017

ToughPigs Art: Luke Flowers

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 2:25 pm

See some amazing Muppet fan art from Luke Flowers, including several spotlights on Jim Henson himself!

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January 16, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Charles Aznavour

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

This week, Miss Piggy develops a fondness for French and a Whatnot feels pretty.

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January 12, 2017

ToughPigs Art: Tony Whitaker’s First 20 Years of Sesame Street

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:45 am

Fan artist Tony Whitaker created unique and fun illustrations for each of Sesame Street’s first 20 seasons!

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January 9, 2017

Review: I Am Jim Henson

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:32 am

The excellent new children’s book all about the life of Jim Henson is a terrific inspiration for Muppet fans young and old!

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January 6, 2017

ToughPigs Art: Jon Brangwynne Returns

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:31 am

We’re shining the spotlight on Muppet fan artist Jon Brangwynne for the second time, and we’re amazed with his fantastic work!

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January 3, 2017

Hopes for a Muppet-Filled 2017

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Joe Hennes @ 11:39 am

With an unfortunate 2016 behind us, we’re looking forward to what 2017 might bring for the Muppets.

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December 30, 2016

2016 Year in Review: Worst Year Ever

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:40 am

The Muppets got canceled, David Bowie died, and an orange Grouch is going to the White House. 2016 was not our year.

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