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July 21, 2016

Throw It Back Thursday: Big Bird on Soul Man

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:23 pm

In 1998, Big Bird appeared on the short-lived Dan Aykroyd sitcom Soul Man, and it was just as embarrassing as you’d expect.

NEWS

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July 19, 2016

RIP Garry Marshall

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:12 pm

Producer, director, and all-around celebrity Garry Marshall has sadly passed away. We’ve got a look at his singular Muppet connection.

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July 18, 2016

Kermit and Fozzie Featured in New Disney Emoji Game

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 1:51 pm

The Muppets are in the new Disney emoji game on your smartphone!

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July 15, 2016

PizzeRizzo Coming to Disney World

Filed under: News — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 12:00 pm

Rats make the best pizza.

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July 14, 2016

Dinosaurs to Catch Up with the Times on ABC Streaming Service

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:17 pm

Dinosaurs is now streaming on the new ABC app!

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The Muppets Nominated for Emmy Award, Still Canceled

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 12:27 pm

The Muppets has been nominated for an Emmy for Production Design!

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July 11, 2016

Jim Henson: The Park

Filed under: News — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 11:00 am

A new art installation in Hyattsville, Maryland honors Jim’s early creations.

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July 7, 2016

Somebody’s Getting Married (in Minimates Form) at SDCC

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:56 am

Get your tuxedo Kermit and wedding dress Piggy at San Diego Comic Con or Toys R Us!

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July 6, 2016

Elmo Meets Simon’s Cat

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 2:09 pm

The adorable and animated YouTube star Simon’s Cat is in two new videos with Elmo!

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Here’s an Animal Tsum Tsum to Play the Drum Drums

Filed under: News — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 8:00 am

Is this Tsumthing you’d like to add you your collection?

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June 28, 2016

‘Allo! Come Inside and Meet the Labyrinth Funko Pops!

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 3:30 pm

Get your first look at the Labyrinth Funko Pop toys, in stores this September!

ARTICLES

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June 27, 2016

Great Muppet Caper Week: 10 Very Brief Cameos

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Julia Gaskill @ 11:56 am

Celebrating 35 Years of The Great Muppet Caper by inspecting its brief but memorable celebrity appearances!

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June 23, 2016

More Expensive Muppet Merch from Bradford Exchange

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:10 pm

Even more pricey Muppet stuff, as well as some slightly less pricey items.

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Muppet Charm Bracelet Is… Wait for It… Charming

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:40 pm

The Bradford Exchange is selling a Muppet charm bracelet for the not-so-low price of $199!

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ToughPigs Art: Andrew Colaprete

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:40 am

Spotlight on the fantastic Muppet and Sesame Street fan art of Andrew Colaprete! These things belong on a t-shirt!

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June 22, 2016

Dave Goelz to Receive Puppetry Honor

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:28 pm

Dave Goelz will be honored at an event at the Henson Company on September 24th!

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June 20, 2016

Exclusive First Look at Diamond Select & Minimates Series 3

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 4:20 pm

Get your first look at the third series of Muppet Select and Minimates toys, including Rowlf, Zoot, Pepe, Constantine, and more!

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That Elusive Muppet Thing

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

“You’re a Muppet fan? Maybe you can help me! I saw this Muppet thing a long time ago… What was it?”

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June 16, 2016

Review: Muppet Minimates Series 2 and More

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:10 am

We’re reviewing the second series of Muppet Minimates toys, as well as the new Muppet pint glasses and Up Late with Miss Piggy mug!

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UPDATED: Christmas Cheer Is Brewing at Sesame Street

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 7:00 am

Also Audra McDonald. And Jim Gaffigan. UPDATE: And Zosia Mamet!

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June 13, 2016

Review: Diamond Select Muppet Action Figures

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 9:00 am

Our review of the new Diamond Select Muppet toys, including a comparison to the Palisades action figures!

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June 9, 2016

ToughPigs Art: Cosmo Pszeniczny

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:25 am

Check out the Muppet Show and Muppet Movie-inspired artwork of Cosmo Pszeniczny!

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June 8, 2016

Coming Soon: Muppet Tsum Tsums

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 9:25 pm

We’re finally getting Muppet Tsum Tsums, starting with Miss Piggy!

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June 6, 2016

A Tiny Look at Muppet Minimates Series 2

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:01 pm

Get a good look at the Rowlf, Dr. Teeth, Crazy Harry, Statler and Waldorf Minimate toys!

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A Frog and a Bear at VultureFest: Morning with the Muppets

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

We have the full report on the panel that featured Muppets and Muppeteers .

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June 2, 2016

The Jim Henson Company and Julie Andrews Are Doing a Netflix Puppet Series

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

Meet the Greenies!

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Dark Crystal Documentary Shattered

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

The Dark Crystal documentary, The Great Conjunction, has been canceled.

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My Weeks with Muppets Tonight, Part 12: Final Thoughts

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

Ryan and Matthew wrap things up with a discussion of favorites, least favorites, and… what’s up with Mr. Poodlepants, anyway?

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May 31, 2016

Cancellation and the Art of Muppet Fan Journalism

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 12:17 pm

Being brutally honest about running a Muppet fan site, which is hard, especially when it feels like nobody cares about the Muppets.

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May 27, 2016

Muppet*Vision Week: Bean Bunny’s 15 Minutes (and 3 Dimensions) of Fame

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

At Disney World, a little Muppet bunny is a big star.

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May 26, 2016

Muppet*Vision Week: Where’s Waldo C. Graphic

Filed under: Feature — Tags: — Guest Blogger @ 10:43 am

Taking a closer look at Muppet*Vision’s Waldo, the spirit of 3-D!

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