The Top 10 Songs of: Elmo

Kieran Moore – It’s hard to believe, but this is my 31st character chart! When I started this series in 2015, Elmo’s name was written on one of the very first pieces of paper I used to select which character would be featured next. Week after week he didn’t get picked so the pressure of writing…

Interview with Muppet Performer Andrew Spooner – Part 1

Andrew Spooner has been a Muppet performer since 1994, performing in various feature films and television series’. Andrew currently plays Elmo’s Uncle Furgus, on The Furchester Hotel.  The following interview has taken over a year to organize and complete, but it was entirely worth it. The Muppet Mindset: Hi Andrew, welcome to The Muppet Mindset!  Can…

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… Kevin Clash

Kieran Moore – As the old saying goes, “If you want a mountain range go to the Himalayas, if you want a Muppeteer with range call Kevin Clash.” Of course, it’s entirely possible that that’s not an actual old saying and just something I made up to start this article, but either way the sentiment still…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Leon

Written by Ryan Dosier. LEON Performed by… Kevin Clash First appearance… The Jim Henson Hour 101: Outer Space (1989) Most recent appearance… The Cosby Show: “Cliff’s Nightmare” (1990) Best known role… Con-man lizard at Muppet Central on The Jim Henson Hour WHO IS LEON? Leon is a sneaky, snarky, conniving pink and purple lizard who worked in Muppet Central…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Baby Natasha

Written by Mike Baldasare. BABY NATASHA Performed by… Kevin Clash First appearance… Sesame Street Season 18 (1986) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street Season 41 (2010) Best known role… Baby monster; daughter of Humphrey and Ingrid; very fast crawler WHO IS BABY NATASHA? Natasha is the furry baby daughter of Humphrey and Ingrid. She speaks in…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Dr. Nobel Price

Written by Michael Wermuth. DR. NOBEL PRICE Performed by… Brian Meehl (1979-1984) Kevin Clash (1984-1988) First appearance… Sesame Street Season 11 (1979) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street Season 19 (1988) Best known role… Inventor of the already invented WHO IS DR. NOBEL PRICE? Dr. Nobel Price is a scientist who spends many years inventing things on his…

Sesame Street Sweeps Daytime Emmys Again

The winners of the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards were announced yesterday and, as usual, Sesame Street took the awards by storm, winning seven new gold statues to add to their already massive collection. Deadline has the list of all of this year’s winners, but you can check out the seven awards that Sesame Street won below! Outstanding Pre-School Children’s SeriesOutstanding Performer in…