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!



September 23, 2016

More Patriotic Details on Muppets’ Disney World Attraction

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:07 am

Read the official description and see some new artwork for the Muppets’ American history show at WDW!


Storyteller: Giants to Make Big Debut

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

The next Storyteller miniseries, featuring stories about giants, will debut in December!


September 21, 2016

Get a Garthim, Find Fizzgig at New York Comic Con

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 4:01 pm

Funko will have an exclusive Dark Crystal action figure box set at NYCC!


September 20, 2016

Muppet Tsum Tsums are Coming Soon Soons

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:30 am

The cute Muppet beanbag toys will be in stores on October 4th!


September 19, 2016

Ryan Lochte Quicksteps to Muppets on Dancing With the Stars

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 10:49 pm

Watch Ryan Lochte and Cheryl Burke dance to The Muppet Show Theme on DWTS!


September 14, 2016

Get Lost in the Preview Pages of the Labyrinth

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:42 pm

Get a preview of the upcoming making of Labyrinth book!


More Info on the Muppets’ American History Show

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 4:32 pm

Check out a new photo and find out the debut date of the Muppets’ new Disney World attraction!


Text Like a Boss with Cookie Monster Emojis

Filed under: News — Joe Hennes @ 1:08 pm

Get the free Cookie Monster sticker pack for your iPhone or iPad!


September 13, 2016

The Muppets Loses Its Only Emmy

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 5:58 pm

The Muppets lost its Emmy Award for Production Design to Transparent. Blurgh.


September 12, 2016

The Count Counts Everyone in Queensland

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 10:40 am

The Count stars in a new ad all about counting Australians!



September 2, 2016

Muppet Adult Coloring Book Coming to Whet Your Palette

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:11 pm

Coming next year: A Muppet coloring book for adults!


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.


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.


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.


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?


August 29, 2016

Pardon PizzaRizzo’s Dust: Construction Pics

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 5:12 pm

Get a glimpse at Disney World’s Muppet-themed pizzeria, currently under construction!


Martian Puppets at Sesame Place? Yep Yep Yep.

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 3:38 pm

The Yip Yips are the latest Classic Character plush toys at Sesame Place!


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!


August 26, 2016

Furchester Hotel Sprouting Up in the USA

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:05 pm

The Furchester Hotel, Sesame Street’s British spinoff, is coming to Sprout!


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!


August 25, 2016

Conan O’Brien Doesn’t Know Sam the Eagle

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 2:47 pm

Watch a clip from Conan about Sam the Eagle… on Sesame Street?


Muppet Show Comic Reprinted… Again

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:06 am

The Muppet Show Comic Book is getting another reprint this November!


August 24, 2016

Gonzo’s Royal Flush Coming to Disney World

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 11:06 am

Gonzo’s plumbing emporium is coming to the Muppets Courtyard!


August 22, 2016

RIP Sesame Street Musician Toots Thielemans

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 6:48 pm

Toots Thielemans, who performed the Sesame Street theme on harmonica, has passed away.


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!


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.


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!


August 13, 2016

RIP Star Wars’ Kenny Baker

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 12:53 pm

The actor who performed R2-D2 has sadly passed away.


August 12, 2016

Review: Labyrinth 30th Anniversary Comic

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 10:26 am

Our review of the new Labyrinth anthology comic book – In stores now!


August 11, 2016

Floyd and Animal Talk Music, Double Dating, and Popcorn at Outside Lands

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 1:16 pm

Watch Floyd and Animal get interviewed after their Electric Mayhem concert!

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