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September 29, 2016

Jim’s 80th Birthday Week: Jim & Dave

Filed under: Feature — Ryan Roe @ 9:00 am

Celebrating Jim’s 80th birthday with a closer look at his work with his fellow puppeteers! Today, the man behind The Muppet Show’s resident weirdo, Dave Goelz.

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September 28, 2016

Jim Henson’s 80th Birthday Week: Jim & Jerry Nelson

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Julia Gaskill @ 10:50 am

Celebrating Jim’s 80th birthday with a closer look at his work with his fellow puppeteers! Today, Jim Henson and the fabulously talented Jerry Nelson!

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September 27, 2016

Jim Henson’s 80th Birthday Week: Jim & Richard

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , , — Anthony Strand @ 10:34 am

Celebrating Jim’s 80th birthday with a closer look at his work with his fellow puppeteers! Today, the Statler to Jim’s Waldorf, Richard Hunt.

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September 26, 2016

Jim Henson’s 80th Birthday Week: Jim & Jerry Juhl

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Louie Pearlman @ 10:40 am

Celebrating Jim’s 80th birthday with a closer look at his work with his fellow puppeteers! Today, Jim and one of his closest collaborators Jerry Juhl!

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September 25, 2016

Jim Henson’s 80th Birthday Week: Jim & Frank

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Matthew Soberman @ 9:39 am

Celebrating Jim’s 80th birthday with a closer look at his work with his fellow puppeteers! Today, Jim Henson and his closest collaborator Frank Oz!

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September 24, 2016

Jim Henson’s 80th Birthday Week: Jim & Steve

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Matt Wilkie @ 9:00 am

Celebrating Jim’s 80th birthday with a closer look at his work with his fellow puppeteers! Today, Jim Henson and Steve Whitmire, who share a birthday.

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September 19, 2016

The Fozzie Awards: The Muppet Fans’ TV Awards Show

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 2:11 pm

We are proud to present The Fozzie Awards! Forget the Emmys, we’re giving awards to the Muppets, featuring a cast of Muppet-related celebrity presenters!

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September 15, 2016

C is for Calendar: 1977

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:57 am

Sharing the classic 1977 Sesame Street fairy tale-themed calendar, along with some bizarre observations!

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September 12, 2016

Sesame Street Humans Appreciation: People Are Funny

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

The human cast of Sesame Street is a talented comedy ensemble.

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September 8, 2016

Muppets: The Final Frontier

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Joe Hennes @ 3:37 pm

In honor of Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, we’re casting the Muppets as crew members of the USS Enterprise!

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September 6, 2016

I’m With Fur: Hillary Clinton on Sesame Street

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , — Evan G @ 10:57 am

Would Hillary Clinton make a good President based on her Sesame Street appearance from 1993?

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September 2, 2016

ToughPigs Turns 15: My Years with MuppetZine

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , , — Danny Horn @ 10:22 am

ToughPigs founder Danny Horn shares his memory and commentary for each issue of MuppetZine! Come stroll down memory lane with us.

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September 1, 2016

ToughPigs Turns 15: Fifteen Years of People Freaking Out About Muppets

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

People tend to overreact when a Muppet story hits the news, and it’s been that way for all 15 years of our existence.

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August 31, 2016

ToughPigs Turns 15: From Fan to Fanatic

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:53 am

The true-life story of a Muppet fan and how he became a showrunner for Muppet fan site ToughPigs.com.

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August 30, 2016

ToughPigs Turns 15: What Were We Talking About?

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

In honor of 15 years of Tough Pigs reviews: Can you match our words of criticism to the reviews they came from?

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August 29, 2016

ToughPigs Turns 15: Flashback to MuppetZine

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

Celebrating ToughPigs’ 15th anniversary by taking a look back at our humble origins as a self-published zine!

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August 26, 2016

Interview: Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson

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

Listen to our chat with Henson Company CEO Lisa Henson about their museum exhibits, Dave Goelz, upcoming productions, and more!

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August 22, 2016

The Fozzie Awards: Cast Your Votes!

Filed under: Feature,Your Two Cents — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 9:59 am

Introducing The Fozzie Awards – the spiritual sequel to the Snuffy Awards, filled with all the Muppet nominees the Emmys forgot to include!

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August 18, 2016

Gonzo in San Francisco: Dave Goelz at the Walt Disney Family Museum

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

Here’s the full report of the veteran Muppet performer’s recent appearance.

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August 15, 2016

C Is for Calendar: 1972

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:32 am

The first in our spotlight of some amazing vintage Sesame Street calendars! Featuring art by the late, great Jack Davis!

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