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,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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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!


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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