Fraggle Frights: Monsters of Fraggle Rock

Abigail Maughan – Halloween is fast approaching, Muppet fans! This year we celebrate with our copies of The Muppets Meet the Classics: The Phantom of the Opera and applaud the grand return of Winky Pinkerton. Between that and our double feature of the Vincent Price and Alice Cooper episodes of The Muppet Show, we should remember…

Revisiting Song of the Cloud Forest: The Golden Toads

Abigail Maughan – The Song of the Cloud Forest is a melancholy, musical story about environmentalism produced for The Jim Henson Hour in 1989. Frequent Fraggle Rock writer David Young brings us the story of an anxious little golden toad named Milton, who lives with his friends in the rainforest and appears to be the last…

Everybody And Their Dog

Abigail Maughan – Jimmy Dean and Rowlf. Doc and Sprocket. Cinderella and Rufus. The Storyteller and the, uh, dog of the Storyteller. Since the dawn of Muppets in the public consciousness, the dynamic of the human host and their Muppet dog partner has been a beloved and recurring motif in Muppet productions. It has been repeatedly…

Muppet Video Games: Proud Past and Hopeful Future

Abigail Maughan – Recently, a real rabbit hole of a Muppet Wiki browsing session led to me watching a walkthrough of the 1996 CD-ROM game of Muppet Treasure Island, which I hadn’t really known existed. The game is largely a point-and-click retelling of the movie, but all of the live-action Muppet footage was shot new especially…