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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.

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November 20, 2014

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

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — 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.

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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.

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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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February 15, 2014

John Henson 1965-2014

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 1:23 pm

John Henson, the fourth of Jim and Jane Henson’s five children, has passed away at the age of 48.

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January 13, 2014

CBS This Morning Learns About Puppetry on Sesame Street

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 1:20 pm

Mo Rocca gets a lesson on puppetry from Marty Robinson and Matt Vogel on CBS This Morning!

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January 2, 2014

Great Muppeteer Duos: Jim Henson and Frank Oz

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: — Matthew Soberman @ 2:39 pm

Celebrating over 50 years of the greatest collaboration in puppet history.

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December 3, 2013

The Most Interesting Muppeteer in the World

Filed under: Feature,Your Two Cents — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 10:00 am

Turning Jerry Nelson into an internet meme.

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November 4, 2013

VIDEO: Sesame Street Performers Remember Jerry Nelson

Filed under: Feature,Interviews — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 10:18 am

We visited the set of Sesame Street and asked a few performers to share their memories of Jerry Nelson.

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August 29, 2013

From Fraggle Fan to Fraggle Man: The John Tartaglia Interview, Part 2

Filed under: Feature,Interviews — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 10:00 am

In part two of our interview, John Tartaglia talks about returning to Sesame Street, starring in his own kids’ show, and becoming Gobo Fraggle! PLUS: A video bonus!

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August 26, 2013

From Fraggle Fan to Fraggle Man: The John Tartaglia Interview, Part 1

Filed under: Feature,Interviews — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 10:27 am

In the first installment of a two-part interview, Muppeteer John Tartaglia talks about his early days on Sesame Street, and Avenue Q!

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August 13, 2013

Mokey Fraggle Speaks: The Kathy Mullen Interview, part 3

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 8:34 am

The third and final segment of our interview with Kathy Mullen, in which we talk more Fraggles, Little Muppet Monsters, and No Strings USA!

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August 5, 2013

Mokey Fraggle Speaks: The Kathy Mullen Interview, part 2

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 12:42 pm

Our interview with Kathy Mullen continues, with stories about Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Star Wars!

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August 1, 2013

Mokey Fraggle Speaks: The Kathy Mullen Interview, part 1

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 11:07 am

Part one of our interview with Muppeteer Kathy Mullen, in which we talk about The Muppet Movie, The Muppet Show, and more!

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June 15, 2013

Sesame Street Wins More Daytime Emmys

Filed under: News — Tags: , , , , — Ryan Roe @ 11:55 pm

I hope they have enough room on their mantelpiece.

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April 12, 2013

The Muppet Family Remembers Jane Henson

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , — Joe Hennes @ 9:57 am

A collection of memories and stories from the puppeteers, writers, and colleagues who worked with Jane Henson.

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April 2, 2013

Jane Nebel Henson 1934-2013

Filed under: Feature,Reports — Tags: , , , — Ryan Roe @ 4:24 pm

Remembering Jane Henson.

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February 18, 2013

The Muppeteer Postcard Project

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , , — Joe Hennes @ 12:13 pm

ToughPigs’ friend Arianne Gallagher wants to deliver your postcards to the Muppeteers on the set of the new movie! Read on for more details.

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December 4, 2012

Barretta Boys on the Radio

Filed under: News — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 3:58 pm

Bill Barretta and his brother Gene will be on a (not for kids) Philadelphia radio show on Wednesday.

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November 29, 2012

Watch Frank Oz Talk to Stephen Colbert

Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Ryan Roe @ 10:24 am

Mr. Oz appeared on The Colbert Report to promote the new “Little Shop of Horrors” Blu-ray.

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