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…

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…

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…

The Top 10 Songs of: Bears

Kieran Moore – My favourite non-Muppet bear song has the following chorus: “Oh boy, do I love bears, you can bet your life that I do There ain’t nothin’ anywhere like a big, black bear As long as he’s a mile away from you!” And I think in general that’s probably a good philosophy to live…

The Top 10 Songs of: Bear In The Big Blue House

Kieran Moore – As I was coming towards the end of my original series of charts based on Muppeteers I suddenly realised there was a performer and a show that had been largely overlooked. That performer is Noel MacNeal and the show is Bear in the Big Blue House. I tried everything I could to feature…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Bear

Written by Abigail Maughan. BEAR Performed by… Noel MacNeal First appearance… Bear in the Big Blue House Episode 101: Home Is Where the Bear Is (1997) Most recent appearance… Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon (2007) Best known role… Musically-inclined, caring, sensible supervisor of the Big Blue House Dance of choice… The Bear Cha-Cha-Cha WHO IS…

The Muppet Madness Tournament 2013 – Final Four

Ryan Dosier – Today is the final day to vote in the Final Four round of The 2013 Muppet Madness Tournament! Sorry we missed coverage of the first two days, but better late than never, right? Thankfully, with only two match-ups today it won’t take you long to choose your favorites. ROWLF vs. WEMBLEY –…

Weekly Muppeteer Wednesdays: Noel MacNeal

Today’s Weekly Muppeteer Wednesdays piece was written by Tom Stroud. NOEL MACNEAL   Born… September 15, 1961 Notable Muppets… Bear, Daddy Snuffle, Madam Chairbird, Mommy Snuffleupagus (1980’s-1990’s) WHO IS NOEL MACNEAL? Noel MacNeal was born in 1961, in Central Harlem, New York. As a kid, he watched the preview episode for Sesame Street, “This Way…

Weekly Muppeteer Wednesday: Peter Linz

Today’s Weekly Muppeteer Wednesday post was written by Tom Stroud. PETER LINZ Born… June 28th Notable Mupptes… Walter, Tutter, Pip Peter Linz began puppeteering at the early age of three, with his first performance at the age of 8, for a group of friends at a birthday party. He attended the University of Georgia, not…