The Mechanics of Muppets

Jarrod Fairclough – Ever wondered how puppets work?  Me too!  Thankfully the Muppet performers of Sesame Street have gotten together with WIRED to explains the mechanics of Big Bird, Elmo, Snuffy, Abby and Rudy .  It’s super informative!  You’ll learn how Elmo does his little ‘confused look’ (which I didn’t know), how Snuffy’s nose waves, and…

The Top 10 Songs of: Abby Cadabby

Kieran Moore – The Muppets have been a big exponent of fairytales pretty much since they first appeared on TV back in the 1950s. Certainly by the time we got the “Tales of the Tinkerdee” in 1962 and the later “Tales from Muppetland” specials, they were a big part of what Jim Henson was known for.…

The Top 10 Songs of: Muppeteers In Non-Muppet Roles

Kieran Moore – Ok, I have some bad news. You’d better sit down. If you’re reading this article whilst operating heavy machinery I suggest you stop (and let’s be honest you’re only showing off anyway). Here goes… There are TV shows, movies, songs, musicals and theme park attractions that AREN’T Henson productions. I did warn you.…

REVIEW: Lolly Lardpop’s Radio Play-Date

Josh Hankemeier – Did you ever wonder where you could find Josh Gad, a gypsy, a pug in an inflatable turkey costume, Roscoe Orman, pink monkey Foley artists and a Sasquatch in a Speedo–all on the same podcast? Well, wonder no more! Most of us are familiar with the Muppeteer Leslie Carrara-Rudolph as the woman behind Sesame Street character Abby Cadabby. However,…

Sesame Street’s Daytime Emmy Nominations – 2014

Every year I’m always eager to see how many Daytime Emmy nominations Sesame Street garners–and every year it’s in the double digits, which blows me away. This year is no different, as Sesame Street has received 15 nominations for Season 44. Below is the list of all 15 nominations for Sesame Street: Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series Sesame Street…