5 Ideas for Sesame Street DVDs

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Over the years, there have been a large variety of Sesame Street videos, themed around such educational topics as letters and numbers, and routines such as sleeping and going to school, fun topics such as songs, imagination, and dancing, important issues like taking care of the environment, and around such characters as…

Muppet Retro Reviews: The Frog Prince

Michael Wermuth – The Frog Prince is one in a number of “Tales from Muppetland” specials. This one is notable for being the first appearance of Robin and Sweetums, as well as the last appearance of Taminella Grinderfall, the witch performed by Jerry Juhl. Kermit serves as narrator and co-star in this special. While Robin is…

Weekly Muppet – umm… Saturday – Flash

By Michael Wermuth Jnr FLASH BEST KNOWN ROLE Saxophone player for Solid Foam. PEFORMED BY Steve Whitmire FIRST APPEARANCE The Jim Henson Hour Episode 103: Power, 1989 MOST RECENT APPEARANCE Muppets Tonight Episode 204: Heather Lockear, 1997 WHO IS FLASH? Flash is the saxophone player for Solid Foam. He is also the one who is…

60 Years of Henson / Muppet History Part 5

Our pal Michael Wermuth has been breaking down 60 Years of Henson / Muppet History, bit by bit.  Be sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4! We start now in 2004, when The Jim Henson Company sold off two of its biggest franchises, the Muppets (the franchise the company…

60 Years of Henson / Muppets History Part 4

Our pal Michael Wermuth Jnr has been schooling us on the history of The Jim Henson Company and The Muppets.  Make sure to read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Michael Wermuth Jnr – Jim Henson died unexpectedly on May 16, 1990. Although he died young and unexpectedly, Henson had a bit of foresight. A…

60 Years of Henson / Muppets History Part 3

Michael Wermuth Jnr has been breaking down 60 Years of Henson / Muppet history bit by bit.  You can read Part 1 here, and check out Part 2 here! Michael Wermuth Jnr – Today, we look at the 1980s, when Jim Henson had so many projects, you could say that it was his busiest decade.  Various…

60 Years of Henson / Muppets History Part 2

Michael Wermuth Jnr has been breaking down 60 Years of Henson / Muppets History bit by bit.  You can read Part 1 here. Written by Michael Wermuth Jnr 1969-1976: The Rest of the Pre-Muppet Show years Sesame Street was perhaps Jim Henson’s biggest success at the time it started. When negotiating to be involved with…

60 Years of Henson / Muppets History Part 1

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Well, this year marks the 60th anniversary of The Jim Henson Company and the Muppets… Right? The Jim Henson Company celebrated its 30th anniversary in 1985, its 40th in 1995, and its 50th in 2005, so if my math is correct I’m right, though technically Jim Henson got his start in puppetry…