WELCOME TO THE MUPPET MINDSET!
The Muppet Mindset is the go-to blog for everything Muppetational from The Muppets Studio, Sesame Street and Sesame Workshop, The Jim Henson Company, and more! With over 1,400 articles, over two million total visitors, 30 interviews, and over seven years of service, The Muppet Mindset is dedicated to spreading the joy of the Muppets and providing Muppet fans with an outlet to express their fandom. Check back daily for a much-needed Muppet fix!
We are always looking for contributors for our daily blog updates. If you would like to contribute to The Muppet Mindset, email Jarrod Fairclough at firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea for an article.
STAFF OF THE MUPPET MINDSET
Jarrod Fairclough is one of the most prolific contributors to The Muppet Mindset. Beginning in 2015, Jarrod has been running the day to day operations of The Muppet Mindset, which is the most running he’ll ever do, because running is the worst. Yet before then, he was born and raised down under in Australia, where he was lucky enough not to be eaten by a dingo as a baby. For The Muppet Mindset, Jarrod has chronicled his trip to America, alerted us to phony-baloney Muppets, written an essay comparing Count von Count to the Twilight craze, and his own series of articles “?” with Jarrod Fairclough where he asks the tough questions such as “Why does Pepe say ‘okay’?” and “What’s Going on with the Fraggle Rock Movie?”
Mitchell Stein took over ‘right hand’ duties when Ryan left the site, where he is responsible for puppeteering Jarrod’s right hand in all business matters. This has lead to some sloppy handwriting and botched contracts, which is why we’re no longer welcome in Yugoslavia. Mitchell also writes reviews and opinion pieces, which is better than shouting his opinion from the rooftops, which had him kicked out of clown college.
Abigail Maughan’s primary contribution to The Muppet Mindset has been numerous Weekly Muppet Wednesdays about female characters like Kira, Geri and the Atrics, and Yolanda the Rat. (She liked Yolanda before it was cool.) She’s branched out since then and is most proud of her Fraggle essays, and her article about Muppet characters who are Muppet fans. She likes being a part of The Muppet Mindset, and her friends like that too, because the more she writes about Muppets, the less they have to hear about it.
Ryan Dosier is the founder of The Muppet Mindset. A talking sandwich told Ryan to spread the good news about the Muppets and the rest is history. Ryan has interviewed Kermit the Frog, Bill Barretta, Jerry Nelson, Elmo, Peter Linz, Walter, and many other Muppet-related individuals–and none of their careers suffered because of it. Ryan attended the World Premiere of The Muppets in 2011 where he met Jason Segel and covered the World Premiere of Muppets Most Wanted in 2014. Ryan plans to continue running The Muppet Mindset until his fingers fall off or until he has to go into hiding. (I swear that penguin jumped in front of my skateboard.)
In 2015 Ryan left The Muppet Mindset to join Disney, although we’re pretty sure that penguin finally caught up with him…
James V. Carroll
James Carroll is an official Disney/Muppet artist, selling out two Muppet art prints through Acme Archives. The handiwork of James Carroll can be seen all over The Muppet Mindset. James is responsible for the clean-cut professional look that has become trademark here at the Mindset. James also developed, designed, and illustrated a fully-working Flash program “How to Draw Pepe in 10 Easy Steps.” Visit his website at jvcarroll.com.
Dave Hulteen, Jr.
The Muppet Mindset’s favorite artist, Dave Hulteen has provided an inordinate amount of wonderful artwork for Muppet fan sites. Dave designed the gorgeous headers for our one year anniversary and the holiday seasons of 2009 and 2010. Dave is one of the most talented artists in the Muppet fan community and also likes photographing dead fruit. Visit Dave at his website DaveHulteenDesign.com!