The Top 10 Songs of: Ernie

Kieran Moore – Having reached the halfway point in my Muppet Show anniversary charts and the massive milestone of 100 lists, I thought it might be fun to take a break and go “old school” for a little while. So we’re putting aside the yearly charts for now and going back to looking at individual characters…

The Top 10 Songs of: Episode 101

Kieran Moore – After last week’s epic countdown for my 100 chart milestone, I thought it might be fun to keep the celebration going a little longer with a special themed chart; so today I’m presenting the top 10 songs from episode 101 of Muppet/Henson productions. Although several of the eligible shows did reach the milestone…

The Top 100 Songs of: The Last 100 Charts!

Kieran Moore – I can’t believe it! Last week was my 100th top 10 chart for The Muppet Mindset (well done to the Facebook commenter who noticed!). Little did I know when I wrote my very first piece on Jim Henson back in October 2014 that I’d be sitting here two and a half years later…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1995

Kieran Moore – So here we are – 1995 marks the 20th year since The Muppet Show debuted on TV. In the intervening decades the Muppets came a long way and yet as we’ll see in 1995 many things seem to stick firmly to the status quo. For example, Sesame Street is still educating and entertaining…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1994

Kieran Moore – 1994 was a landmark year for me – you see it marked the momentous (er) moment when I left school (ain’t I old?). As I said goodbye to textbooks and exams I said hello to the next 20+ years of blundering around pretending to know what I was doing. Speaking of hellos and…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1993

Kieran Moore – If I’m not careful I’m in danger of repeating myself this week even more than usual, but as each year rumbles on I’m getting more and more impressed with the quality entertainment that was being produced by The Jim Henson Company after Jim’s death. I don’t know if it was in a bid…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1992

Kieran Moore – If you ask a layperson (i.e. someone who doesn’t know the names of Kermit’s aunts and uncles in Muppets at Walt Disney World) what their favorite Muppet production is you’ll likely get one of two responses – “Wow, You’re a Cartoonist” or “Little Muppet Monsters”. Such is the great cultural impact of these…