Other Documentaries We’d Like To See

Jarrod Fairclough – On March 16th, Frank Oz’s documentary Muppet Guys Talking will be released, joining the small but growing list of documentaries about the world of Muppets.  In 2012 we had Being Elmo, based on Kevin Clash, and then in 2014 Copper Pot Pictures released the gorgeous I Am Big Bird, detailing the career of…

Muppet Guys Talking Q&A

Jarrod Fairclough – It seems the South by Southwest film festival was dominated by Frank Oz’s new Muppet documentary, Muppet Guys Talking.  The reviews so far are phenomenal, and it seems like there’s a real treat coming out way. After the premiere, Frank, Fran Brill, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta and producer (and Frank’s wife) Victoria Labalme sat…

The Top 10 Songs of: Prairie Dawn

Kieran Moore – As we hurtle towards my fiftieth chart (for we are almost there) my topics suddenly seem to have taken a turn for the retro. I say that because last week my subject was Scooter and Richard Hunt was the third chart I ever wrote and now I’m featuring Prairie Dawn and Fran Brill…

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…

The Top 10 Songs Of… Fran Brill

Kieran Moore – When it was announced earlier this month that Muppet performer Fran Brill was retiring, the news quickly whisked its way through the fuzzier sections of the World Wide Web and was met with both universal sadness and admiration. The revelation brought about a strange mix of shock and inevitability. A Muppeteer that…

News Update: October 14, 2014

OCTOBER 14, 2014 Grover made a video with the adorable Kid President, as they both deliver a pep talk about helping homeless people in need. The video is at once adorable, brilliant, and hysterical. I absolutely love it. You really can’t miss this one. Cookie Monster and Elmo stopped by Entertainment Weekly last week to present the “Elmy” awards, celebrating…