NEWS UPDATE: December 19, 2013
Cookie Monster made a few appearances on Michael Buble’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special (that’s actually the title) last night on NBC. The moments featuring Cookie Monster are scattered throughout the 45 minute program, sandwiched in between the likes of Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. In the special, Cookie Monster eats all of Michael Buble’s cookies, impersonates Mariah Carey, and more. You can watch the special now on NBC.com, but unfortunately there is no good way to link to just the Cookie Monster segments.
A new DVD collection of The Jimmy Dean Show has been released online. This is of course relevant to Muppet fans because it features tons of material starring Rowlf the Dog. Rowlf was perhaps as big a star as Jimmy Dean was on the show, so the DVD collection is bound to feature a lot of Rowlf. The 3-DVD set is $30, so if you’re a fan of Rowlf, Jimmy Dean, or good old fashioned country music you may want to give it a purchase!
Another Fraggle Rock tribute album has been released on iTunes to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the show. The album, called Shine On is $11 and features 19 songs from Fraggle Rock performed by 19 artists I’ve never, ever heard of. Also, the album was apparently released in October? I guess it’s not very good, or else someone probably would’ve promoted it. Anyway, you can listen to samples of the album and buy it on iTunes.
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org