Street Tank

Ever wanted a smartphone app that would help you communicate with chickens?  No, us either, but that hasn’t stopped the cast of Sesame Street from pitching some terrible ideas on this parody of Shark Tank.

Backyard With Bert

Jarrod Fairclough – Over the past couple of years it seems like Sesame Street have really be leaning in to sketches that have no educational value – they’re just funny.  Look at that 80’s song spoof just a few months back; unless educating kids on Footloose is part of STEM, that thing was made just for…

Ellen Schools Oscar In Kindness

Jarrod Fairclough – This week Sesame Street began it’s 47th season on HBO, so Oscar popped up on Ellen.  Instead of playing Heads Up or 5 Second Rule, instead the host schooled Oscar on how to be kind, which is Sesame Street’s biggest focus this year.

Video from A Morning With The Muppets

Jarrod Fairclough – Even though The Muppets was cancelled the other day, it seems like Disney still has some interest in keeping their franchise afloat.  There’s the live Electric Mayhem concert in August, and on Saturday Kermit and Fozzie, as well as Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson and Peter Linz, appeared in a panel at Vulture Festival in New…

The Top 10 Songs of: Bert

Kieran Moore – As I sit here by my window looking out onto a gray, drizzly day where nothing much is going on it would be easy to assume that there is no better time to write about Bert – Sesame Street’s self-professed square. Despite his sunny yellow color Bert is often seen as being a…

‘The Muppets’ Review- ‘Bear Left then Bear Write’ (Season 1, Episode 3)

Jarrod Fairclough – Let’s talk a little about the concept of ‘Muppet canon’, i.e the idea of how something that The Muppets do in one venture relates to these characters in another. For example, in The Muppet Movie Kermit meets the gang as adults in various hilarious and wacky ways.  And yet in A Muppet Family Christmas it’s revealed that…

The Top 10 Songs of: Grover

Kieran Moore – For those of you that don’t know I’m currently selecting the subjects for these charts at random by drawing names out of a hat (actually it’s a CD case as I don’t have a hat at my desk!) When I picked Grover’s name a few days ago my heart rose and then instantly…

A Brief Video from D23

This week The Muppeteers (and their characters) appeared at the always huge Disney convention, D23.  The hour long panel was a great success, and Muppet Wiki and ToughPigs have teamed up to present a great (almost) transcript of the event which you can read right here.  The MuppetCast have released the full audio of the…

Frank Oz & Eric Jacobson: Feminist Icons

Jarrod Fairclough – Feminism is something that I’m probably not qualified to write on, but I’m going to give it a try.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for it – my biggest qualm with the world is the inequality that people get for being different, whether it be due to gender or race or sexuality. I’m lucky…