Appreciating The Furchester Hotel

Amy Banks – Have you seen The Furchester Hotel? A manic-pixie-dream vision of Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends crossed with Sesame Street and a little bit of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel thrown in for funzies, the show features Street alum Elmo and his family as well as a lovely, kooky Cookie Monster, straight off…

The Cast of Happytime Murders

Jarrod Fairclough – We’re hectically trying to organise an international trip that we’ll soon be taking these days, so we missed a lot of news last week regarding the Jim Henson Company film, Happytime Murders.  Another 4 people have been cast in the film, due out in August next year, and we’re happy to say they’re…

The Top 10 Songs of: 2000

Kieran Moore – When I embarked on this mammoth celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Muppet Show (writing 40 yearly charts for every year since 1976), I knew there would occasionally be times when the lack of Muppet output would make things tricky. In fact, I didn’t think it would take this long to get…

Vote On The Best Of The Muppets!

Jarrod Fairclough – Ask 100 people their favorite episode of The Muppet Show, and you’ll likely hear a lot of the same answers – Mark Hamill, Steve Martin, John Cleese etc.  Then some people get real obscure, like Arlo Guthrie or Mummenschanz.  You’ll never hear Rich Little’s name though, because that episode blows chunks. Well, those fine…

The Muppets Take The Bowl – Videos

Jarrod Fairclough – We’re still riding that high from this weekend’s extremely successful live shows at The Hollywood Bowl, but we’re devastated that so many people had to miss out.  Thankfully, we live in an age of camera phones, so there’s plenty of video out there of the event.  So, we thought we’d do you a…

Rachel’s Muppet Monday: The Hollywood Bowl Recap!

Jarrod Fairclough – Unfortunately I couldn’t make it to The Muppets Take The Bowl this past weekend due to previous commitments (and living in Australia), so I asked my good pal Rachel Herrick if she’d do me a favor and cover the show for me.  Rachel went twice, and at the time of publishing, literally has…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1999

Kieran Moore – To paraphrase Prince – I was dreamin’ when I wrote this; forgive me if it goes astray; cos’ tonight I’m gonna charty like it’s 1999. I may have taken a few liberties with those lyrics, but the sentiment still stands. 1999 was a party year and an exciting time to be alive –…