FEATURE ARTICLE

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March 27, 2017

Hanging Out in Julie’s Greenroom: Reviewing Henson’s Netflix Series

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , — ToughPigs Staff @ 10:49 am

We’ve watched the first three episodes of Henson’s collaboration with Julie Andrews. Here are our thoughts!

NEWS

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March 24, 2017

Miss Piggy: The New Stephen Hawking??

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:59 am

If you were Stephen Hawking, you’d want Miss Piggy’s voice, right???

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March 22, 2017

10! 10 More Emmy Nominations for Sesame Street! Ah Ah Ah!

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:10 pm

Sesame Street got ten more Daytime Emmy nominations, including one for Elmo performer Ryan Dillon!

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Snapchat Celebrates Big Bird’s Birthday

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:46 pm

There’s a Big Bird filter on Snapchat!

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March 21, 2017

It’s Not Easy Being Greenwich: New Henson Museum Coming Soon

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 2:28 pm

A museum exhibit dedicated to Jim and Jane Henson is coming to Greenwich, Connecticut this April!

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March 20, 2017

Muppet Babies Comic Book Omnibus to Make Your Dreams Come True

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 2:30 pm

The Muppet Babies comic book from the 1980s is being reprinted in a hardcover omnibus!

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60 Minutes Introduces Julia, Sesame Street’s New Character with Autism

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

Julia will make her TV debut in season 47.

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March 17, 2017

New Traveling Henson Museum Exhibition Coming to Seattle

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 3:00 pm

Jim Henson: Imagination Unlimited opens May 20!

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Muppet Guys Talking: The SXSW Q&A

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 1:12 pm

Watch part of the Q&A following Muppet Guys Talking’s premiere, featuring Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill, and Bill Barretta!

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Walter and Robin Wish Us a Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 12:57 pm

Top o’ the morning to all of us!

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March 15, 2017

Muppet Guys Talking Poster Revealed

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:40 am

Frank Oz’s new Muppet documentary has a poster!

ARTICLES

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March 8, 2017

A Closer Look At Sesame Street’s “Women Can Be”

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Julia Gaskill @ 10:30 am

There’s a lot to love, and a little to critique, about Sesame’s empowerment anthem from 1974.

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Preview: Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Giants #4

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 12:06 am

Get a taste of the final issue of the Storyteller: Giants miniseries!

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March 7, 2017

A Brief History of Female Muppets and Their Female Muppeteers

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 1:02 pm

Looking back at the Muppets’ uneven history of female puppets performed by female performers.

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Cookie Monster Presents a Cookie History Lesson

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

And then eats it.

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March 6, 2017

The Two Piggies

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:58 am

Let’s talk about Miss Piggy, as well as her predecessor, Miss Piggy.

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March 3, 2017

“Does Beaker Have Ears?” A Different Kind of Muppet Quiz

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

Take this quiz! Don’t worry, it’s not a personality quiz. It’s a quiz about what Muppets look like.

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March 2, 2017

Below the Frame Episode 6 – Nap Time

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Joe Hennes @ 4:19 pm

The Sesame Street performers take naps and wrestle each other in their latest behind-the-scenes video!

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Should You Need Us: Ludo and Fireys Plush Now Available

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 1:43 pm

New (and adorable) Labyrinth plush toys are now available!

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March 1, 2017

The Muppet Show: 40 Years Later – Connie Stevens

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

In an episode taped early but aired late, Muppets feel bad about themselves and a scantily-clad pig steals the show.

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February 28, 2017

Uncle Deadly to Star in a Book Adaptation of Phantom of the Opera

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 3:00 pm

No, really!

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February 27, 2017

RIP Judge Joseph Wapner

Filed under: News — Tags: — Ryan Roe @ 1:00 pm

The TV judge appeared as himself on Muppets Tonight.

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They Look Smaller on TV: Sesame Street Live Musings

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

We’ve never talked much about Sesame Street’s live touring arena show. So today we’re talking about it.

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February 24, 2017

Cookie Monster Talks About the 5 Senses with a 5-Year-Old

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 11:39 am

If you have a sense that this video will be cute, you’re correct.

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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 22, 2017

Sesame Street Muppets Respond to Frequently Googled Questions

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

Including Cookie Monster’s response to THAT question (about the veggies).

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February 21, 2017

Dance Magic Dance: Labyrinth Returns to Vinyl

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 2:37 pm

The Labyrinth soundtrack, with songs by David Bowie and Trevor Jones, will be re-released on record!

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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

Preview: Power of the Dark Crystal #1

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 5:14 pm

The Dark Crystal sequel begins here! Read the first few pages of the new comic book miniseries!

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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 16, 2017

First Look: Muppet Select Action Figures Series 4

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

Get a glimpse of the Swedish Chef, Sam the Eagle, Rizzo, Dr. Teeth, and Zoot action figures!

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