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November 18, 2014

Fran Brill Week: Beyond the Street

Filed under: Feature,Fun Stuff — Tags: , , , — Matthew Soberman @ 11:28 am

Take a look at Fran Brill’s many non-Sesame Street roles with the Muppets!

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August 4, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 16: Final Thoughts Part 2

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — ToughPigs Staff @ 10:01 am

In the final installment of our Jim Henson Hour series, Ryan and Anthony discuss the show’s fascinating weirdness.

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July 21, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 15: Final Thoughts Part 1

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — ToughPigs Staff @ 11:39 am

Ryan and Anthony discuss the flaws and merits of The Jim Henson Hour’s MuppeTelevision segments, and have a fierce debate about Bootsie and Brad.

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July 11, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 14: The Pitch Reel

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

Jim Henson’s original concept for his anthology series was even more crazy ambitious than the final product.

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June 30, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 13: Inner Tube

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 12:06 pm

Before The Jim Henson Hour, there was Inner Tube. And it was really weird and off-putting.

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June 19, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 12: Food/The Three Ravens

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 10:31 am

Does the last episode of The Jim Henson Hour end things on a high note?

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June 12, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 11: Living with Dinosaurs

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 10:05 am

The penultimate episode of The Jim Henson Hour is pretty much a Calvin & Hobbes movie.

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June 5, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 10: Secrets of the Muppets

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 9:57 am

In which Jim Henson tells us everything we always wanted to know about Muppets, but were afraid to ask.

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May 29, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 9: Garbage/Sapsorrow

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 9:14 am

The ninth episode of The Jim Henson Hour is full of garbage, but it still manages to be innovative.

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May 21, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 8: Videotape/The True Bride

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 2:41 pm

In the eighth episode of The Jim Henson Hour, MuppeTelevision finally starts to make sense… by admitting it’s all fake.

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May 14, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 7: Fitness/The Song of the Cloud Forest

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 10:52 am

In the seventh episode of the Jim Henson Hour, we meet a golden toad named Milton and Jim Henson steals the spotlight.

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May 9, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 6: Monster Maker

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 9:07 am

And now for something completely different: The Jim Henson Hour gets dark, with a British kid, a dragon, and Harry Dean Stanton.

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May 5, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 5: First Show/Miss Piggy’s Hollywood

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 9:40 am

Our Jim Henson Hour reviews return! This week, Kermit and Jim Henson both struggle with ratings, Bobby McFerrin scats with graffiti, and Miss Piggy almost hooks up with Dudley Moore.

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April 25, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 4: Dog City

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 10:32 am

Our Jim Henson Hour reviews continue with a city full of dogs (and dog puns)!

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April 21, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 3: Power/The Soldier and Death

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 9:30 am

In the third episode of The Jim Henson Hour, Kermit goes on vacation and devils are awesome.

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April 18, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 2: Oceans/Lighthouse Island

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — Anthony Strand @ 8:46 am

In the second episode of The Jim Henson Hour, Ted Danson kills all the fish and Lighthouse Island is completely, unforgivably dull.

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April 14, 2014

My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — ToughPigs Staff @ 12:00 pm

Reviewing every episode of Jim Henson’s short-lived anthology series on the occasion of its 25th anniversary.

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My Weeks with The Jim Henson Hour, Part 1: Outer Space/The Heartless Giant

Filed under: Feature,My Week — Tags: , — Ryan Roe @ 8:06 am

We’re reviewing every episode of Jim Henson’s underrated 1989 series in honor of its 25th anniversary. Today: Aliens, giants, and Louie Anderson!



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