Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Wilkins & Wontkins

Written by Ryan Dosier. WILKINS & WONTKINS Performed by… Jim Henson (voice, puppetry) Jane Henson (puppetry only) First appearance… Wilkins Coffee commercials (1957) Most recent appearance… Taystee Bread commercials (1967) Best known role… Explosive commercial salesman for Wilkins Coffee and other brands Aliases… Cal and So; Frank and Fink WHO ARE WILKINS & WONTKINS? Wilkins and…

News Update: June 19, 2014

JUNE 19, 2014 The biggest news this week is that Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy will be appearing on PBS’s annual A Capitol Fourth special celebrating the 4th of July. Kermit and Piggy will perform “Rainbow Connection” with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Jack Everly. The appearance will be in conjunction with…

Special Tribute to Jane Henson Airs December 24th

REGIS PHILBIN HOSTS  A NEW YORK CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER at St. Paul the Apostle Holiday Special Airs on CBS Television Network  Dec. 24, 11:35 PM (ET) Special to Include Bible Passages Read by Regis Philbin & Dramatized by Puppet Performers Inspired by work created by the late Jane Henson as well as Performances by Heather…

News Update: April 5, 2013

NEWS UPDATE: April 5, 2013 Are you ready to hashtag your cares away, Muppet fans? Yesterday The Jim Henson Company started an official Twitter account for Fraggle Rock (handily choosing the username @FraggleRock). They haven’t tweeted much yet, but there is promise of more Fraggle goodness to come–in 140 characters less, that is. In news…

Muppet Fans Remember Jane Henson

After Jane Henson passed away, we asked Muppet fans to share their tributes to the Muppet Matriarch. Only a few fans got their tributes in by today, but we’ll be taking work from anyone who wishes to submit it at muppetmindset@gmail.com.  In Loving Memory of Jane Henson by Jesse Oliver Kyle Mahoney – Without you…

Thank You, Jane Henson

JANE NEBEL HENSON (1934-2013) Yesterday the world lost one of its most beautiful lights as Jane Henson passed away at the age of 78. Jane is the widow of Jim Henson and the mother of five children, Brian, Cheryl, Lisa, Heather, and John Henson and grandmother to numerous grandchildren. With Jim, she co-created the Muppets…

Jane Henson’s Fantastic World

Ryan Dosier – This past Thursday, February 24th, I had the incredible opportunity to visit Peoria, Illinois. Now, normally, this would be an exceptionally unincredible thing (especially at the end of February on a day when ten inches of snow is predicted), but on February 24th, the one and only Jane Henson, wife of Jim…