News From The Past 5 Weeks!

Jarrod Fairclough – And we’re back!  After 5 weeks of limited content, The Muppet Mindset returns today, back to our regularly scheduled program.  I’ve spent the last 5 weeks travelling Europe, seeing the snow covered Alps, the canals of Venice, and some things we won’t discuss in Amsterdam.  And while our pal Mitchell Stein kept an eye on the site for us, we missed a lot of news, videos and more.  So, sit back and relax, because we’re going to catch you up on everything we’ve missed.  You can click on most headlines, which will take you to more information care of our best frenemies at ToughPigs (thanks, guys!)

Kermit Appears On Dancing With The Stars!
It’s tradition for the ABC series to do a Disney night, and in this instance Kermit appeared to cheer on Drew Scott and Emma Slater who danced to ‘Rainbow Connection’.

Cartoon Grover Sings Monster In The Mirror!
Grover got animated for a Halloween version of Monster In The Mirror, which uses the same Frank Oz singing, but has loads of updated animated cameos (Ingrid!).  Take a look!

How To Perfect Your Dark Crystal Cosplay!
Cosplay is huge at thousands of events all around the world, with many people taking inspiration from the other worlds Jim Henson created.  Those folks at Nerdist created a couple of videos on how to perfect even the best Dark Crystal costumes.

Below The Frame Returns!
Season 2 of Matt Vogel’s Facebook Live show Below The Frame has returned!  So far there have been 4 episodes, and we’ll be showcasing them a little later this week for your enjoyment.

Fraggle Rock Comic Book Omnibus!
The Fraggle Rock comics from a few years back are going to be collected and reprinted in one big softcover omnibus, and will be in stores for $19.99 next March!


Dark Mansion’s Sesame Street Print!
This was actually the only article I did write while I was away, on my phone in a restaurant in the south of England, and I’ve just seen now that the photo may not have loaded properly!  In any case, head over to ToughPigs to get a better look at the print, but Dark Mansion released an amazing Sesame Street print by Tom Whalen.  It looks like there’s still a few available, so get in quick!

Fraggle Rock Funko Pop!
In extremely exciting news, Funko announced that they are releasing a wave of Fraggle Rock Funko Pop figures!  Included are Gobo, Mokey, Wembley, Boober and Red, as well as Sprocket and Uncle Travelling Matt.  Each also come with a Doozer!  They will be available from December!

Swedish Chef Gets Projected For The Holidays!
Disney World recently began a new holiday show projected on to the Tower of Terror, which includes the stars of Frozen and Toy Story.  Also along for the ride is The Swedish Chef, who, as you’ll see in the video below (beginning 2:08) gets all ‘Swedish Chefy’ on a gingerbread house.

Sesame Street Visits TODAY and The Chew!
To celebrate Season 48 of Sesame Street (which began this weekend on HBO), the Muppets of Sesame Street stopped by TODAY and The Chew.  The videos are great, as Telly wins checkers against The Count, Bert and Ernie fight about fighting, and Cookie Monster name drops like no-one’s business

More Muppet Lego Ideas!
So we told you about Ivan Guerrero’s idea for a Sesame Street Lego set, and now he’s got a couple of other ideas you can vote on!  There’s a great Labyrinth set, as well as The Muppet Theater, and now I’m going to stomp my feet and hold my breath until Lego agree to make these a reality!

Kermit Gets Christmassy With Sainsbury’s!
UK based grocery store Sainsbury’s released their Christmas ad last week, and making a couple of very brief appearances alongside regular folk is our favorite frog!  Take a look!

Ongoing Labyrinth Comic Book!
Archaia are dedicated to keeping the memory of Jim Henson alive, and they recently announced an ongoing (not mini-series) comic book based around Labyrinth.  The series takes place in 18th century Venice and tells the origin story of Jareth the Goblin King, as well as what happens to babies who aren’t saved by Jennifer Connelly.

Adam Savage Tours the Jim Henson Exhibition at MoMI!
Mythbusters star and all round great guy Adam Savage has a deep love for The Muppets, as evident in a lot of his videos on Tested, and in numerous interviews.  So he recently got to tour the Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City, and really got a kick out of it.  It’s over half an hour long, but it’s well worth every second of it.

So, that’s pretty much all the news we’ve missed while we were away!  We’ve got a lot planned for the rest of the year, including a review of the new Sesame Street special that aired recently, another Christmas Commentary, and much more!  So join us as we ride out 2017 in true Muppet Mindset fashion!