Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Hoots the Owl

Today’s article was written by Michael Baldasare. HOOTS THE OWL Performed by… Kevin Clash First appearance… Sesame Street Season 17 (1985) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street Live show “Can’t Stop Singing” (2012) Best known role… Resident feathered jazz musician on Sesame Street WHO IS HOOTS THE OWL? Hoots the Owl is the jazz musician who…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Benny Rabbit

Written by Michael Wermuth, Jr. BENNY RABBIT Performed by… Kevin Clash First appearance… Sesame Street Season 23 (1991) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street Season 36 (2005) Best known role… Bellhop at the Furry Arms Hotel; irritable rabbit Catchphrase… “That’s Benny! Benny!” WHO IS BENNY RABBIT? Benny Rabbit is a grumpy rabbit, and he’s quick to…

Kevin Clash Brings Home the Emmy (Again)

Last week we reported on the seven big wins for Sesame Street at the 39th Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards. After this, the official ceremony for the Daytime Emmy Awards was held and broadcast on HLN, where the Sesame performing nominees, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Kevin Clash, and Caroll Spinney, appeared to find out if they…

Sesame Dominates Daytime Emmys and Muppets Host Comedy Festival

Big news came yesterday on the fronts for both Sesame Street and the Muppets. The nominees for The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced yesterday and, as usual, Sesame Street swept the children’s TV categories, garnering an incredible 16 total nominations, including nominations for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series, and nominations for our friends Kevin…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Elmo

Written by Ryan Dosier. ELMO Performed by… Kevin Clash (1985-2012) Ryan Dillon (2012-present) Brian Muehl (1979-1984) Richard Hunt (1984-1985) First appearance… As Baby Monster, circa Sesame Street Season 4 (1972) As Elmo, Sesame Street Season 12 (1980) Most recent appearance… Sesame Street Season 45 (2014) Best known role… 3 1/2 year old, rambunctious, adorable, ticklish…

Happy Birthday to Elmo!

It’s February 3rd, and you know what that means! No, not Groundhog Day again… it’s Elmo’s birthday! Yes, the furry, red, perpetually 3 and a half year old monster is 3 and a half again today and we’re celebrating with some of our favorite Elmo clips. Check them out below! Okay, so we’re a little…