Why Does Fraggle Rock Get Less Attention?

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Fraggle Rock is one of The Jim Henson Company’s three biggest shows, along with The Muppet Show and Sesame Street, made during Jim Henson’s lifetime. But it seems like it gets less attention than the other shows, both from The Jim Henson Company (at least before 2004) and by fans, though there…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Miss Finch

Written by Michael Wermuth. MISS FINCH Performed by… Sally Kellerman (voice) Cheryl Wagner (puppetry) First appearance… Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985) Most recent appearance… The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) Best known role… Social worker for the Feathered Friends; antagonist in Follow That Bird WHO IS MISS FINCH? Miss Finch is a member of the Feathered…

Muppet Retro Reviews: Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!

Michael Wermuth – Sesame Street All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! is one of two specials celebrating the 25th anniversary of Sesame Street (the other, better-known special, 25 wonderful Years: A Musical Celebration, was already reviewed here). As the title may imply, this one has a heavy amount of celebrity focus, in both the original linking material…

Muppet Retro Reviews: Muppet RaceMania

Michael Wermuth – Muppet RaceMania is a video game released on the original PlayStation in 2000. At the time, many franchises got their own Mario Kart-like racing games. In fact after I had gotten Mario Kart 64 I had wanted a similar Muppet game, and this game not only came soon enough after, but it was…

How Sesame Street Should Celebrate 45 Years

Michael Wermuth – Ever since Sesame Street’s 20th anniversary in 1989, the show has celebrated its anniversary every five years. There have often been big celebrations, with specials, books, videos, albums, exhibits, and more. This year marks the 45th anniversary, and with that in mind there should be a lot to celebrate. But what has there been…

Michael Wermuth’s Scary Muppet Moments

Michael Wermuth – With Halloween coming up, I thought it would be good to talk about some of the Muppet moments that scared me as a child. As a kid, I couldn’t get myself to watch these moments without turning the volume all the way down or (if I had it on video) fast forward through…