News Update: March 4, 2010

NEWS UPDATE: March 4, 2010
I’ve just been informed that “Elmo’s Monster Maker,” the iPhone application that allows you to create your own Muppet monster (who subsequently sings and dances with Elmo) has been ranked #72 of ALL iPhone applications in the iTunes Store. This is quite the feat… but is anyone surprised that Elmo’s the one who achieved it? Cheeky little Muppet…

I have also been informed that the new upcoming Sesame Street iPhone application is called “Bert’s Bag.” It stars Harvey Kneeslapper as he fights through legions of Snuffleupaguses (Snuffleupagi?) in order to–Oh, shoot. That’s the wrong description. But seriously, the official description of “Bert’s Bag” from The Ideo Toy Lab states, “And just to whet your appetite for more, here’s a *Sneak Peak* screen shot of our next Sesame Street app, titled ‘Bert’s Bag’ which is set to be released in early April, so stay tuned. This still image is from more original Sesame Street video, which was created for the game!  Yup, Bert is still around sharing his collections of silly stuff with a new generation of kids.” So Sesame Street fans definitely have something big to look forward to come April! I’ll keep you posted as more information surfaces.

Hey, remember Jerry Nelson? Well then you’ll also remember that he released an album, “Truro Daydreams,” a few months ago. I’m thrilled to announce that Jerry’s CD is available for actual physical CD purchasing through for on $14. There are also some wonderful quotes on that page from Paul Williams and Frank Oz (no relation to L. Frank Baum). If you haven’t already, be sure to order this CD or at least purchase the downloadable copy. It is beyond wonderful and if Jerry gets enough support he’ll record another one, so what more of a push do you need?

Our good friends over at ToughPigs have started taking entries for this year’s Ugly Toy Contest! This is always my favorite article series ToughPigs does and I’d love to see you, my wonderful readers, contribute! So if you have Muppet, Sesame Street, or Fraggle merchandise that should never be taken out in daylight, snap a picture of it and email it to and you’re done! Maybe your ugly little friend will win (or lose). Then you’ll always have an item in your home you can tell your friends was the ugliest Muppet toy of 2010–won’t they be jealous?!

Finally, be sure to check back here tomorrow for a special announcement from yours truly regarding what to expect on The Muppet Mindset all next week! Trust me… you won’t want to miss it.

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier

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