Muppetology 101: A Tour of the Muppet Theater

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Time for a field trip, class! Today, we take a tour of the Muppet Theater. We’ll learn about all the different locations as seen on The Muppet Show – which means we won’t get into locations featured only in books, the 2011 film The Muppets, or the attic from the Playhouse Video…

International Letter Writing Day

Jarrod Fairclough – Hang the mistletoe, dye the eggs and light the menorah, because today is International Letter Writing Day! Our pals at the website Letters of Note have a group of amazing hilarious and deeply moving notes that notable people have written over the years.  They include the note Jim Henson wrote his children before…

Jared’s Food Fair Extravaganza!

Kieran Moore’s newphew Jared recently competed in an egg dying competition and a photo contest.  With help from his uncle, he submitted the following report!  Take a look! Hi, my name is Jared and I’m 9 years old. Here in Banbury where I live we have a Food Fair every summer and there is a…

The Muppet Mindset Turns 7

Ryan Dosier – I can’t believe The Muppet Mindset has been going strong for a whopping seven years. The amount of content and fun that has been produced in that time is truly staggering to me. It has been especially great watching the site continue to expand its reach from the outside looking in. The coverage…

Remembering Jerry Nelson

Jarrod Fairclough – Yesterday marked the fourth anniversary of the passing of Muppet performer Jerry Nelson, who for over 40 years played The Count on Sesame Street, originated Floyd Pepper on The Muppet Show, and played Gobo on Fraggle Rock. Rather than sit here and reflect on Jerry’s life and career, I thought it would be best to…

Muppetology 101: History of Home Video

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Over the years, there have been many Muppet and Henson productions on home video, and today, class, we’ll take a look at the many video deals. Today’s class won’t be including Sesame Street videos (that’s a whole ‘nother lesson) or international releases. Let’s begin! During the 1980s, various Henson properties were split…

How To Watch Muppets Rock Out on Sunday

Jarrod Fairclough – Cancel your Sunday plans, because The Electric Mayhem will be rocking out at 4pm PT and you can watch it live (but really 90 minutes after the actual starting time of 2:30pm) There’s 3 options for your viewing pleasure!  These appear to be US only sites, but we thank Henson that VPN’s…

Puppet Building with Adam Savage

Jarrod Fairclough – Last week fans flocked to San Diego for Comic Con, and all of us who weren’t there still got to nerd out by watching videos of the panels.  On a recent YouTube binge, I came across a video from a few months ago of Adam Savage, who you may know from Mythbusters (or…

I’m Sorry, You Have (Blank)itis

Dr. Jarrod Fairclough –  Short illnesses effect all of us in different ways.  We all get colds, we’re all susceptible to the flu.  It’s a basic fact that all humans get sick.  But did you know Muppets can get sick too?  Below you’ll find just 4 of the ‘itis’ family illnesses some of our favorite…