Appreciating The Furchester Hotel

Amy Banks – Have you seen The Furchester Hotel? A manic-pixie-dream vision of Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends crossed with Sesame Street and a little bit of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel thrown in for funzies, the show features Street alum Elmo and his family as well as a lovely, kooky Cookie Monster, straight off…

Interview with Muppet Performer Andrew Spooner – Part 3

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.  You can read Part 1 of our interview here and Part 2 right here. The Muppet Mindset:  You worked on a few Henson things after Muppet Treasure Island, right? Video…

Muppet Newsflash: January 15th 2016

Muppet News Update: January 15th 2016 In good news for fans of English Muppets, the Sesame Street ‘spin off’ series The Furchester Hotel has been renewed for a second season of 50 episodes!  Elmo and Cookie (along with Ryan Dillon and David Rudman) will return, alongside Funella (performed by legendary Muppeteer Louise Gold), Pheobe (performed by…

News Update: November 11, 2014

NOVEMBER 10, 2014 Last week it was revealed that Muppet*Vision 3-D in Disneyland’s California Adventure will be closing for an undisclosed period of time. While most sources presume that the closing is permanent, yours truly took a trip down to Disneyland to investigate (okay, not just to investigate…), and the cast members working at the attraction informed…