Michael Wermuth’s Scary Muppet Moments

Michael Wermuth – With Halloween coming up, I thought it would be good to talk about some of the Muppet moments that scared me as a child. As a kid, I couldn’t get myself to watch these moments without turning the volume all the way down or (if I had it on video) fast forward through…

Michael Wermuth Down at Fraggle Rock

Michael Wermuth – I very rarely write articles about Fraggle Rock. So far, in the history of The Muppet Mindset, I have only written one other Fraggle Rock article. It’s not that I don’t like the show, I do, but there are a lot of other Henson properties and franchises that I like a lot better.…

MIchael Wermuth Remembers 5 Years of Articles

Michael Wermuth – Well, 2014 is a great year for Muppet anniversaries, whether there’s official celebrations or not. It is the 60th anniversary of The Junior Morning Show (thus the 60th anniversary of Jim Henson’s television career), 45th anniversary of Sesame Street, 35th anniversary of The Muppet Movie, 30th anniversary of The Muppets Take Manhattan and Muppet…

The Great Muppet Survey – Michael Wermuth, Jr.

 Answers from Michael Wermuth, Jr. 1. Who are your three favorite characters from The Muppet Show, Muppets Tonight, The Jim Henson Hour, the Muppet movies, etc. and why?This is a very difficult choice to make. There are so many great characters. I’ve narrowed my three choices down to one major character, one minor character, and…

Michael Wermuth’s Top Ten Monsterpiece Theater Segments

Top Ten Monsterpiece Theater Segments Michael Wermuth, Jr. – Monsterpiece Theater is one of Sesame Street’s best recurring segments. While it’s hosted by Cookie Monster (in the role of Alistair Cookie), it sure does have a lot of variety (being an anthology series of parody segments). So here now is my top ten list of…

Michael Wermuth’s Top Ten Muppet Explosions

The Top Ten Muppet Explosions Michael Wermuth, Jr. – One of the Muppets’ greatest trademarks is explosions. In the early days, explosions would often punctuate the punch line of a routine. And of course, blowing things up was a trademark of Crazy Harry. The recent “Green With Envy” trailer for The Muppets has “an expensive-looking…

Michael Wermuth’s Top Ten Sesame Street Inserts Not on Video, Part 2

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Michael Wermuth, Jr’s Top Ten Favorite Fraggle Rock Songs

Michael Wermuth, Jr. – You’ve seen my articles and lists on The Muppet Mindset. Most articles I’ve written have been about either Sesame Street or The Muppet Show. While I’ve occasionally mentioned Fraggle Rock in my articles, I have never done a full article relating to the series before. And there’s a simple reason for…

Muppet Fan Testimonials: Michael Wermuth, Jr.

Michael Wermuth, Jr. – I’ve been a Muppet fan all my life. My first memory of the Muppets is watching the opening credits sequence from The Great Muppet Caper. I was born the same year that Muppet Babies premiered. My earliest memories of watching Sesame Street seem to begin during the 19th season, though I…

Michael Ranks ‘The Muppets’

Michael Wermuth – Well, the first season of The Muppets. is over. So far, it’s a great show. Hopefully we’ll get another season. And if we don’t, at least ABC aired every produced episode (in contrast to how NBC only aired 9 out of 12 episodes of The Jim Henson Hour and ABC only aired 10…