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…