The Jim Henson Planter

Our pal JD Hansel headed to the Jim Henson Planter in Hyattsville, Maryland, which is where Jim lived when he created The Muppets!

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Muppet Newsflash – July 18th 2016

News Update – July 18th 2016 Last week we had a fantastic time celebrating Fan Week!  With all the fan art, videos, Taminella Grinderfall puppets and other stuff, we didn’t have a chance to report on some very big pieces of news that came out last week!  Let’s take a look. PizzeRizzo Is Coming To…

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…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Yorick

Written by Ryan Dosier. YORICK Performed by… Jim Henson Jane Henson (occasional) First appearance… Sam and Friends (1955) Most recent appearance… The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) Best known role… Angry, hungry Muppet skull; devourer of Kermit WHO IS YORICK? Yorick is the hungry Muppet skull best known for consuming Kermit (and occasionally other characters)…

News Update: March 13, 2015

NEWS UPDATE: March 13, 2015 The full short film “Fraggles Look For Jobs,” which was made for the Fraggle Rock wrap party in 1986, is now online in its entirety. The special short is basically 14 minutes of inside jokes and nods to the Fraggle cast and crew. It’s delightful and silly and a must watch. The…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Sam

Written by Ryan Dosier. Special thanks to Chris Stulz for his always-stellar Photoshop work! SAM Performed by… Jim Henson First appearance… Sam and Friends (May 9, 1955) Most recent appearance… The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1984) Also seen at The Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington D.C. (2006 and 2010) Best known role… Silent, lip-syncing main…

56 Years of Froggin’ Glory

It’s time to sing the pricy copyrighted song, it’s time to light the candles! Today, May 9th, is the birthday/anniversary/television debut of the one and only Kermit the Frog! Yes, 56 years ago today, Sam and Friends debuted on Washington DC television and introduced us to Kermit the Unspecified Creature Who Would Later Become a…