October 17, 2016

An Ode to Gonzo: The Dave Goelz Tribute Event

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , — Matt Wilkie @ 12:33 pm

Read all about the event honoring Dave Goelz by the Henson Company, the Center for Puppetry Arts, and all his Muppet friends!


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.


July 25, 2016

Help Celebrate Dave Goelz in Hollywood

Filed under: News — Tags: — Joe Hennes @ 6:35 pm

Tickets are available for the event honoring Dave Goelz on September 24th!


July 5, 2016

5 Things People Always Say About This Muppeteer Photo

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

Casual Muppet fans on the internet are so predictable.


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!


June 6, 2016

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 .


November 21, 2015

Watch Sesame Street Puppeteers Get Physical

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 9:38 am

Behind the scenes of last year’s Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert.


October 10, 2015

Bill Barretta Has Something to Say About The Muppets

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 12:09 am

Watch an interview with Bill Barretta about the new Muppet show!


September 16, 2015

REVIEW: “In Their Own Words: Jim Henson”

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , — Matthew Soberman @ 9:00 am

A look at the recent PBS documentary.


September 10, 2015

Joey Mazzarino Is Leaving the Street

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

Joey Mazzarino is departing Sesame Street after being with the show since 1989.


September 8, 2015

Muppeteers at Dragon Con 2015 (or, How I Cried In Front of Oscar the Grouch)

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , — Guest Blogger @ 8:35 am

Read our report of Steve Whitmire and Caroll Spinney’s appearance at Dragon Con!


August 27, 2015

Disney Drops a Bombshell: The Muppets Have Puppeteers!

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

Scores of Muppet fans have now witnessed the existence of the long-rumored “performer.” Yay!


August 21, 2015

UPDATED: Muppets and Performers Rock D23

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

Five puppeteers and lots of Muppets took the stage at Disney’s convention this weekend.


July 9, 2015

In Other News: Muppet Folks Doing Non-Muppet Things

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 11:20 am

Updates on the non-Muppet work from Muppet performers and writers like Frank Oz, Stephanie D’Abruzzo, Sonia Manzano, and more!


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!


March 23, 2015

Muppets Most Wanted: The Lost Commentary

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

Muppet performers Matt Vogel and Eric Jacobson joined us for a live commentary of Muppets Most Wanted! And here are the highlights.


December 1, 2014

I Am Reviewing I AM BIG BIRD

Filed under: Feature,Reviews — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 12:15 pm

“I Am Big Bird” is the documentary that fans have wanted and that Caroll Spinney deserves.


November 20, 2014

Fran Brill Week: Little Birds and Toast Lovers on Sesame Street

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 10:50 pm

A bird, a fish, a toast-lover… Fran Brill played some swell characters on Sesame Street whose names weren’t Prairie Dawn or Zoe.


October 2, 2014

Fran Brill Retires from Puppeteering

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 11:49 am

Fran Brill’s work with the Muppets dates back to some of the earliest seasons of Sesame Street.


June 26, 2014

Great Muppeteer Duos: Jerry Nelson and Richard Hunt

Filed under: Commentary,Feature — Tags: , , — Matthew Soberman @ 11:46 am

Whether they were playing construction workers, Gorgs, or Twiddlebugs, they made a great team.

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