Why Does Fraggle Rock Get Less Attention?

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Fraggle Rock is one of The Jim Henson Company’s three biggest shows, along with The Muppet Show and Sesame Street, made during Jim Henson’s lifetime. But it seems like it gets less attention than the other shows, both from The Jim Henson Company (at least before 2004) and by fans, though there…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Miss Finch

Written by Michael Wermuth. MISS FINCH Performed by… Sally Kellerman (voice) Cheryl Wagner (puppetry) First appearance… Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985) Most recent appearance… The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) Best known role… Social worker for the Feathered Friends; antagonist in Follow That Bird WHO IS MISS FINCH? Miss Finch is a member of the Feathered…

Muppetology 101: Intro to Sesame Segments, Part 2

Michael Wermuth – Welcome back to part two of my lesson on recurring Sesame Street segments. Mysterious Theater – debuted around season 22 Mysterious Theater was hosted by Vincent Twice Vincent Twice, with each installment focusing on the adventures of Sherlock Hemlock, joined by his dog, Watson, as they solve mysteries (with Watson usually being the brains…

Muppet Retro Reviews: Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

Michael Wermuth – Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! is one of two specials celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sesame Street (the other, better-known special, 25 wonderful Years: A Musical Celebration, was already reviewed here). As the title may imply, this one has a heavy amount of celebrity focus, in both the original linking material…

Muppet Retro Reviews: Muppet RaceMania

Michael Wermuth – Muppet RaceMania is a video game released on the original PlayStation in 2000. At the time, many franchises got their own Mario Kart-like racing games. In fact after I had gotten Mario Kart 64 I had wanted a similar Muppet game, and this game not only came soon enough after, but it was…