Backyard With Bert

Jarrod Fairclough – Over the past couple of years it seems like Sesame Street have really be leaning in to sketches that have no educational value – they’re just funny.  Look at that 80’s song spoof just a few months back; unless educating kids on Footloose is part of STEM, that thing was made just for…

The Top 10 Songs of: 2000

Kieran Moore – When I embarked on this mammoth celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Muppet Show (writing 40 yearly charts for every year since 1976), I knew there would occasionally be times when the lack of Muppet output would make things tricky. In fact, I didn’t think it would take this long to get…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1998

Kieran Moore – Jokes about the Tin Thing’s nipples and Scooter cage dancing aside, we all know that sometimes the Muppets are better when they’re a little more “grown up”. Miss Piggy lusting after her male co-stars is a classic bit and The Muppets (2015) often got its near-the-knuckle humor just right. On the flip side…

Chrysl(uis)er

Jarrod Fairclough – The Chrysler ads just keep on coming!  And thankfully each are just as great as the one before it.  In these 2 new videos, we’re treated to a trip to the beach as well as a trip to school, featuring an appearance by none other than Luis!  It’s so nice to see Luis…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1997

Kieran Moore – The mid-nineties were a wonderful time to be alive! The Spice Girls were riding high in the charts, Titanic was sinking low in movie theaters and the Muppets still (just about) had a regular spot on TV. They were halcyon days for sure. Muppets Tonight! aired its second (and last) season on The…

El Patito

Jarrod Fairclough – Sesame Street have today released a fantastic new music video starring Ernie, parodying the song ‘Despacito’ by Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee.  He sings to his old pal Rubber Duckie, reminiscent of the old classic song he sang back in 1969.  Not only is the clip extremely well made, it’s also a great…

Bookie Monster!

Jarrod Fairclough – Cookie Monster has joined the ranks of Michael J Fox, Johnny Cash and Pepe the King Prawn, with the announcement that he has written a book!  Yes, Entertainment Weekly has reported that our favorite googly eyed monster has penned a Guide to Life, entitled The Joy of Cookies!  Apparently the book is delicious,…