Ellen Schools Oscar In Kindness

Jarrod Fairclough – This week Sesame Street began it’s 47th season on HBO, so Oscar popped up on Ellen.  Instead of playing Heads Up or 5 Second Rule, instead the host schooled Oscar on how to be kind, which is Sesame Street’s biggest focus this year.

Video from A Morning With The Muppets

Jarrod Fairclough – Even though The Muppets was cancelled the other day, it seems like Disney still has some interest in keeping their franchise afloat.  There’s the live Electric Mayhem concert in August, and on Saturday Kermit and Fozzie, as well as Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson and Peter Linz, appeared in a panel at Vulture Festival in New…

The Top 10 Songs of: Bert

Kieran Moore – As I sit here by my window looking out onto a gray, drizzly day where nothing much is going on it would be easy to assume that there is no better time to write about Bert – Sesame Street’s self-professed square. Despite his sunny yellow color Bert is often seen as being a…

The Top 10 Songs of: Grover

Kieran Moore – For those of you that don’t know I’m currently selecting the subjects for these charts at random by drawing names out of a hat (actually it’s a CD case as I don’t have a hat at my desk!) When I picked Grover’s name a few days ago my heart rose and then instantly…

A Brief Video from D23

This week The Muppeteers (and their characters) appeared at the always huge Disney convention, D23.  The hour long panel was a great success, and Muppet Wiki and ToughPigs have teamed up to present a great (almost) transcript of the event which you can read right here.  The MuppetCast have released the full audio of the…

Frank Oz & Eric Jacobson: Feminist Icons

Jarrod Fairclough – Feminism is something that I’m probably not qualified to write on, but I’m going to give it a try.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for it – my biggest qualm with the world is the inequality that people get for being different, whether it be due to gender or race or sexuality. I’m lucky…

Muppetology 101: Intro to Muppet Performers, Part 2

Ryan Dosier – Welcome back, class! Muppetology 101 is in session once again and we’ve got six more Muppet performers to educate you on in the next session in our new lecture series: Intro to Muppet Performers! Let’s get started, shall we? Take out your notebooks… CAROLL SPINNEY Born December 26, 1933 First Muppet Production: Sesame…

Top Songs of… Eric Jacobson

Kieran Moore – In my mind there are 3 generations of Muppeteers; “The Oldschoolers” which includes anyone who was around before The Muppet Show, “The Inbetweeners” who are performers like Steve Whitmire and Kevin Clash that straddled both the pre and post Jim Henson eras, and then “The New Kids” who are the current crop of Muppeteers.…

Weekly Muppeteer Wednesdays: Eric Jacobson

Written by Ed Castle. ERIC JACOBSON Born… July 25, 1970 Notable Muppets… Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Grover, Bert, Animal, Sam Eagle, Marvin Suggs, Guy Smiley, Mr. Tiger, Harry the Duck, Frankfurter WHO IS ERIC JACOBSON? Eric Jacobson, born in July of 1970, is one of the members of the newer group of core Muppet performers.…