Jarrod Fairclough – In exciting news, it has been announced that a new Muppet documentary ‘Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched’ will be shown at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March. The documentary follows the chaos behind the scenes of The Muppet Show as told by the performers years later, including the late great Jerry Nelson.
But what’s more surprising is that the documentary was created and directed by Frank Oz! It’s no secret that Frank has mixed feelings on his work with The Muppets, but we’re excited to know that he felt the story deserved telling. The documentary features at least 5 performers including; Frank, Jerry, Dave Goelz, Fran Brill and Bill Barretta (who could be taking on more of a ‘fan’ role in the film as he did not work on the series). The film includes rare footage and inside stories about how Jim led his team.
We have no idea when this documentary will be made available for the public, but we’ll be sure to point you in the right direction when we know!
Thanks to our pal Scott Champion for letting us know, and those guys at ToughPigs for doing more research!