News Update: April 8, 2011

NEWS UPDATE: April 8, 2011

Two of The Muppet Mindset’s favorite celebrities, Craig Ferguson (of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) and Joel McHale (of Community and The Soup), are joining the ranks of Sesame Street Season 42 guest stars. On Wednesday, Ferguson tweeted saying, “Filming a segment for @sesamestreet with the artist that is Elmo today. Very honored. #finallymadeitinshowbusiness” and later posted a picture of himself with three Sesame chickens (seen at right). And earlier this morning, McHale tweeted, “Shot a bit for @sesamestreet yesterday. It’s a dream come true to be on that show although I’m always a little hesitant about nude scenes.” I don’t know about you, but I’m thrilled that these two hilarious guys are getting to work on Sesame Street! Can’t wait for Season 42 now… (As if I couldn’t before.)

On Tuesday, The Insider online posted a video with everyone’s favorite amphibian, Michigan J. Frog Kermit the Frog from 1989. In the video, Kermit talks Sesame Street‘s 20th anniversary (which, at the time, was timely). It’s a fun little video and a great showcase of both Jim and Kermit’s interviewing abilities. Gosh, I love that frog!

Our good friends at ToughPigs (all good friends except Hennes) have posted two brand new (albeit very old) videos from their adventures at the 2010 New York City Comic Con. The videos may be old, but they feature two good friends of The Muppet Mindset, Jesse Blaze Snider (writer, Muppet Snow White) and James Silvani (artist, Muppet King Arthur, Darkwing Duck). Snider proves himself as a huge Muppet geek (he talks about Beard from The Jim Henson Hour!)–and even mentions The Muppet Mindset!–and Silvani is always a treat (hey, he brought us Angus McGonagle, after all) so be sure to check out the videos!

Finally, in our continuing coverage of the upcoming Muppets Vinylmation Series 2, the official Disney Vinylmation website has posted 360 degree turns of eleven of the 3″ figures (all but the chaser figure, Waldo). Still curious about what the Waldo figure looks like? Well, curio no longer! (Curio? Sure.) Look to the right where you’ll see the Waldo figure, with removable hat! I love the Waldo figure… most of his body is clear, which is really, really cool. But, if you know anything about Vinylmation, you know that the chaser is near-impossible to find… so if you manage to pull a Waldo out of one of those boxes, hang on to it because I might want to steal it.

The Muppets Vinylmation Series 2 will be released at Disney Parks and online at on April 15th!

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier

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