Top 10 Songs of… Bill Barretta

Kieran Moore – Quite often these top ten countdowns end up very Sesame Street-centric, either because the performer is primarily known for that show or simply because Sesame Street has been going for such a long time that there’s a wealth of material available. This week, however, although the songs featured come from a very wide…

Searching England for The Muppets… Again

Eric Pahl – Several years ago I traveled to London and tried to seek out a number of locations with connections to Jim Henson and the Muppets. Unfortunately, I didn’t have quite enough time to complete the task. I’ve been wanting to return ever since, and I finally got the chance. I’m happy to say that I…

Show Me Show Interview with Noel MacNeal

Today we welcome back our good friend Noel MacNeal, noted Muppet performer most well known as Bear from Bear in the Big Blue House. Noel has recently started a new campaign for his own web series The Show Me Show. We’ll let Noel tell you more about it below. But in the meantime, you should absolutely donate to the…

Why The Muppets Should Come to Australia

Marni Hill – I think it goes without saying that I adore the Muppets and the geniuses behind them with all my heart. Everything they do, everything they say and everything they stand for is what I cherish and keeps me believing in the brighter side of the world. In my three years of die-hard fandom, I’ve…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Yorick

Written by Ryan Dosier. YORICK Performed by… Jim Henson Jane Henson (occasional) First appearance… Sam and Friends (1955) Most recent appearance… The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) Best known role… Angry, hungry Muppet skull; devourer of Kermit WHO IS YORICK? Yorick is the hungry Muppet skull best known for consuming Kermit (and occasionally other characters)…

News Update: March 13, 2015

NEWS UPDATE: March 13, 2015 The full short film “Fraggles Look For Jobs,” which was made for the Fraggle Rock wrap party in 1986, is now online in its entirety. The special short is basically 14 minutes of inside jokes and nods to the Fraggle cast and crew. It’s delightful and silly and a must watch. The…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Howard Tubman

Written by Ryan Dosier. HOWARD TUBMAN Performed by… Bill Barretta First appearance… Muppets Tonight Episode 102: Garth Brooks (1996) Most recent appearance… Muppets Most Wanted (2014) Best known role… Wealthy, unhealthy heir to the Tubman fortune; star of The Tubmans of Porksmith and Boarshead Revisted WHO IS HOWARD TUBMAN? Howard Tubman is the portly, spoiled resident of…