Seth MacFarlane Likes Muppets

Jarrod Fairclough – Seth MacFarlane’s career is an interesting one.  He started out as an animator, eventually became a writer, created several hit animated TV shows, made a bunch of movies with his friends, and now leads the cast in a live action space dramedy.  Oh, and just in case you didn’t realize he could do…

Hey, A Parade! The Muppets Open Macy’s!

Jarrod Fairclough – Sure, we’re a few days late, but it’s never too late to watch The Muppets and parades! Thursday marked the most thankful day of the year, Thanksgiving!  And as per usual, Macy’s held their annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, with balloons, floats, music and Santy Clause! The parade was filled with Muppets this year,…

Couldn’t We Ride

Jarrod Fairclough – Recently I bought a bicycle in order to get in shape.  I’ve gained a couple of pounds, and to help me achieve my goal of losing a bunch of them by the end of the year, I decided what better way than to get on two wheels and feel the wind through my…

The Top 10 Songs of: 1981

  Kieran Moore – I guess if you wanted to, you could see 1981 as a sad time in the history of The Henson Company as it was the year The Muppet Show ended, but you’d really be misdirecting your tears. Instead, we must celebrate the fact that the show ended on a high, with Jim…

Searching England for The Muppets… Again

Eric Pahl – Several years ago I traveled to London and tried to seek out a number of locations with connections to Jim Henson and the Muppets. Unfortunately, I didn’t have quite enough time to complete the task. I’ve been wanting to return ever since, and I finally got the chance. I’m happy to say that I…

News Update: June 13, 2014

JUNE 13, 2014 Netflix is the new streaming home for both The Muppet Movie and The Great Muppet Caper. Both films are now available to watch on Netflix Instant service. So if you don’t have both films on DVD, Blu-ray, VHS, or laser disc, there’s finally a way for you to watch these Henson/Muppet classics! If you…

Muppet Retro Reviews: The Muppets Go to the Movies

Abigail Maughan – Today I’d like to review a delightful little TV special from 1981 called The Muppets Go to the Movies, which was created to promote The Great Muppet Caper. The special consists almost entirely of the Muppets spoofing various classic films and film genres with guest stars Lily Tomlin and Dudley Moore. Yes, it is…

Review: The Great Muppet Caper/Muppet Treasure Island Blu-ray

Ryan Dosier – Tomorrow sees the release of The Great Muppet Caper and Muppet Treasure Island on a dual Blu-ray. The odd pairing doesn’t make much sense, but there’s no denying that putting two in one will probably sell more copies than individual releases. The release tactic is frustrating for Muppet fans, because we know both of these…