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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.

NEWS

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June 30, 2015

Watch a Nintendo Man Meet a Henson Man

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

Brian Henson and Shigeru Miyamoto hang out at Jim Henson Studios.

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June 24, 2015

The Muppets Take San Diego Comic Con

Filed under: News — Joe Hennes @ 3:19 pm

The Muppets will have their own panel at Comic Con International in San Diego!

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June 19, 2015

Watch Elmo Make Waffle Grilled Cheese with Jimmy Fallon

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

The little red fellow promoted his new cookbook on The Tonight Show last night.

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June 18, 2015

VCR Alert: Elmo Stays Up Late for Jimmy Fallon

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:38 am

Elmo will be on The Tonight Show tonight! Tune in!

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June 16, 2015

Henson Company Muppetizes Nintendo Staff

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

Watch this video from E3, featuring Nintendo executives as Henson puppets!

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June 12, 2015

Kermit Sings the World News Polka

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 2:03 pm

Kermit is singing and playing the banjo in this new video from ABC News!

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First Look at Muppet Minimates

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 1:55 pm

New images of new Muppet toys! New!!!

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This Is CNN: Elmo and Abby Shake It Off

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 11:42 am

More new videos from CNN on the set of Sesame Street, featuring Elmo and Abby!

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June 10, 2015

New Muppet Show Going On Tour with Mobile Muppet Theater

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

Select cities will be visited by a mobile theater screening the new series!

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New Muppet Show Premiere Date: September 22!

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 2:40 pm

The Muppets has a premiere date! September 22nd!

ARTICLES

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June 8, 2015

Life Finds a Way in Sesame Street’s Jurassic Park Spoof

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 4:43 pm

Watch Sesame Street’s Jurassic Park parody, starring Cookie Monster and a giant dinosaur cookie!

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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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June 5, 2015

Miss Piggy, Award-Winning Feminist Icon

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

We’ve got the full report on Miss Piggy’s Sackler First Award presentation in Brooklyn last night.

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June 4, 2015

Henson’s “Turkey Hollow” Is Back on Track

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

The TV special-turned-graphic novel-turned-TV special should be ready to air this Thanksgiving.

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June 2, 2015

RIP Great Muppet Caper Costumer Julie Harris

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 3:01 pm

Julie Harris, the Costume Designer for The Great Muppet Caper, has sadly passed away.

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June 1, 2015

Very Special Henson Specials: Tales of the Tinkerdee

Filed under: Anthology,Feature — Tags: , , — Anthony Strand @ 11:47 am

Introducing our new series in which we’re reviewing some rare and amazing Henson specials! Starting with Tales of the Tinkerdee!

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May 28, 2015

VIDEO: Chatting with Elmo and Abby on Sesame Street

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

Two of the stars of Sesame Street made some time for us during our visit to the new set.

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May 26, 2015

New Muppet Show Already Nominated for Award

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 5:13 pm

The Muppets has been nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award, despite not having been filmed yet!

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VIDEO: Take a Tour of the New Sesame Street Set

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

Sesame Street has made some big changes for the upcoming 46th season, and your Tough Pigs pals Joe and Ryan dropped by the set to give you the grand tour!

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May 25, 2015

RIP Ann Meara

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:48 am

Comedienne Anne Meara has sadly passed away. We’re looking back at her Shalom Sesame appearance.

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May 22, 2015

Muppet Vault: The Best of The Muppet Show!

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

Join us on June 14th in Brooklyn, NY for a special Muppet Vault featuring our favorite moments from The Muppet Show!

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Watch Kermit and Ed Sheeran Sing “Rainbow Connection”

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 12:02 am

It’s Kermit and Ed’s video for Red Nose Day! Sing along!

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May 21, 2015

Frank Oz and Dave Goelz Re-Team for Pixar

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:27 pm

Two Muppet performers will be in the new Pixar movie, Inside Out!

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May 20, 2015

Kermit and Ed Sheeran to Celebrate Red Nose Day

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:22 pm

Kermit and Ed Sheeran will be on NBC’s Red Nose Day broadcast this Thursday!

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May 18, 2015

Steve’s Stuff Part 5: Kermit Clein, Super-rare T-shirt, and a Muppet Caper Catsuit

Filed under: News — Ryan Roe @ 10:03 pm

It’s time to bid on more items from Steve Whitmire’s personal Muppet collection!

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Maybe This Time: The New Muppet TV Show Just Might Work

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

The new Muppet show is their first attempt at a TV series since Muppets Tonight, but they’re in much better shape now.

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May 16, 2015

More New Photos from the New Muppet Show

Filed under: News — Joe Hennes @ 12:14 am

Eleven more photos from the upcoming Muppet TV series!

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May 15, 2015

FAO Schwarz’s Muppet Whanot Workshop to Close

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:51 pm

Say goodbye to the Whatnot Workshop in NYC.

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Watch Fozzie Tell Jokes

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 1:13 pm

It’s Fozzie’s Barely Funny Fridays #1!

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Jim Memorial Week: Remembering Jim Art Show

Filed under: Art,Feature — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 9:46 am

Our artist friends help us pay homage to Jim Henson in this throwback ToughPigs article from five years ago!

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