Weekly Human Wednesdays: Gary

Today’s post is written by Kyle Mahoney. GARY Performed by…Jason Segel   Appeared in…The Muppets (2011) Family…Walter (brother) Significant other…Mary  Memorable quotes…“Walter? Okay… this is awesome. We’re at Kermit’s house.” “Walter and I are great sewers!” WHO IS GARY?Gary is an all-American boy from Smalltown, USA. He was on the baseball team, was in scouts, and…

Weekly Human Wednesday: Ebeneezer Scrooge

Today’s Weekly Human Wednesday article is written by Kyle Mahoney and comes in honor of The Muppet Christmas Carol releasing on Blu-ray yesterday. Be sure to read our review of the release. EBENEEZER SCROOGE Performed by…Michael Caine Only appearance…The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)  Best known role…Curmudgeonly money lender; Bob Cratchit’s Employer; former business partners of…

Weekly Human Wednesdays: Doc Hopper

Today’s article is written by frequent contributor Kyle Mahoney. DOC HOPPER Performed by…Charles Durning Only appearance…The Muppet Movie (1979) Best known role…Owner of Doc Hopper’s French Fried Frog’s Legs; businessman; ruthless hunter of Kermit the Frog and company Friends…He thought Max was his friend, but he was wrong. Memorable Quotes…“No frog’s gonna make a monkey…

Not Quite Muppets

Kyle Mahoney – Throughout history there have always been puppets, and although many strive to be as lifelike and beloved as Jim Henson’s Muppets… they’re just not considered Muppets. But many have connections to the Muppets, and although they aren’t Muppets I feel like some of them deserve to have a bit of recognition here…

Muppet Retro Reviews: Big Bird in China/Japan

Today marks the debut of a brand new series of articles Muppet Retro Reviews! In this series we will review classic Muppet material dating before the year 2000. If you would like to review a Muppet project for this series, email us at muppetmindset@gmail.com! Kyle Mahoney – There are many Sesame Street specials, more than…

Weekly Human Wednesdays: The Man from Timepiece

Today’s article, as with all the articles in the Weekly Human Wednesdays series, is written by Kyle Mahoney. THE MAN Performed by…Jim Henson (1964) Only appearance…Jim Henson’s Time Piece (1964) Best known role(s)…Secretary ogler, Tarzan impersonator, elephant painter Family…A wife (played by Enid Cafritz) Memorable quote…“Help.” WHO IS THE MAN?The man is… we’re not too…

Weekly Human Wednesdays: Jareth

Written by Kyle Mahoney. JARETH Performed by…David Bowie (1986) First appearance…Labyrinth (1986) Most recent appearance…Jim Henson’s Return to Labyrinth (TOKYOPOP Manga) (2010) Best known role…King of the Goblins; Master of the Labyrinth; granter of wishes Enemies…Sarah Williams, Sir Didymus, Ludo, Hoggle WHO IS JARETH?Jareth is the ruler of Goblin City and the Labyrinth that surrounds…

Weekly HUMAN Wednesdays: Bob

As always, today’s Weekly Human Wednesday post is written by Kyle Mahoney. BOB Performed by…Bob McGrath (1969-present) First appearance…Sesame Street Season 1: Episode 0001 (1969) Most recent appearance…Jim Henson’s Musical World (2012) and will appear in Sesame Street Season 43 Best known role… Sesame Street’s resident music teacher; person in your neighborhood; member of “The…

Weekly HUMAN Wednesdays: The Storyteller

The Weekly Human Wednesdays series is written by Kyle Mahoney. THE STORYTELLER Performed by…John Hurt First appearance…The Storyteller Episode 101: “Hans My Hedgehog” (1987) Best known role…Old man who spends his time in his castle telling stories with his Dog; former prisoner/storyteller to a king. Friends and family…The Dog, and a possible nameless wife (it’s…

Weekly HUMAN Wednesdays: Doc

Today’s article marks the beginning of a new bi-weekly spinoff series Weekly Human Wednesdays written by friend of the blog Kyle Mahoney. Every other week, Kyle will spotlight a different human character in a Muppet production, giving me a break from updating Weekly Muppet Wednesdays every single Wednesday. Enjoy! JEROME “DOC” CRYSTAL Performed by… Gerry…