The Top 10 Songs of: 1998

Kieran Moore – Jokes about the Tin Thing’s nipples and Scooter cage dancing aside, we all know that sometimes the Muppets are better when they’re a little more “grown up”. Miss Piggy lusting after her male co-stars is a classic bit and The Muppets (2015) often got its near-the-knuckle humor just right. On the flip side…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1997

Kieran Moore – The mid-nineties were a wonderful time to be alive! The Spice Girls were riding high in the charts, Titanic was sinking low in movie theaters and the Muppets still (just about) had a regular spot on TV. They were halcyon days for sure. Muppets Tonight! aired its second (and last) season on The…

Muppetology 101: History of Home Video

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Over the years, there have been many Muppet and Henson productions on home video, and today, class, we’ll take a look at the many video deals. Today’s class won’t be including Sesame Street videos (that’s a whole ‘nother lesson) or international releases. Let’s begin! During the 1980s, various Henson properties were split…

The Top 10 Songs of: Bears

Kieran Moore – My favourite non-Muppet bear song has the following chorus: “Oh boy, do I love bears, you can bet your life that I do There ain’t nothin’ anywhere like a big, black bear As long as he’s a mile away from you!” And I think in general that’s probably a good philosophy to live…

The Top 10 Songs of: Bear In The Big Blue House

Kieran Moore – As I was coming towards the end of my original series of charts based on Muppeteers I suddenly realised there was a performer and a show that had been largely overlooked. That performer is Noel MacNeal and the show is Bear in the Big Blue House. I tried everything I could to feature…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Bear

Written by Abigail Maughan. BEAR Performed by… Noel MacNeal First appearance… Bear in the Big Blue House Episode 101: Home Is Where the Bear Is (1997) Most recent appearance… Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (2007) Best known role… Musically-inclined, caring, sensible supervisor of the Big Blue House Dance of choice… The Bear Cha-Cha-Cha WHO IS…