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: Elmo

Kieran Moore – It’s hard to believe, but this is my 31st character chart! When I started this series in 2015, Elmo’s name was written on one of the very first pieces of paper I used to select which character would be featured next. Week after week he didn’t get picked so the pressure of writing…

We Interviewed Elmo!

Jarrod Fairclough – If you follow Elmo on Facebook and Twitter, you may know that he’s currently in Australia to promote Season 47 of Sesame Street.  Well, we were lucky enough to get to hang out with him while he was in Melbourne! Watch below as Elmo and I talk slang terms, bunnies and impressions, and…

Below The Frame – Season Finale

Jarrod Fairclough – One of the most delightful surprises to come out of Sesame Street has been Matt Vogel’s ‘Below The Frame’, where he and the Sesame puppeteers put on a short 15-20 minute live show on Facebook.  We’ve had guests like the Two Headed Monster and Prairie Dawn, we’ve heard camera men swear and Peter…

Elmo & Rove

Jarrod Fairclough – Ask any Muppet fan, and they’ll tell you one of their favorite things is when Muppets appear on talk shows.  Whether it’s Big Bird on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Count on Late Night with Seth Meyers, or Oscar on Ellen, the appearances are often a chance to let these beloved children’s characters get…

News Update: June 7, 2013

NEWS UPDATE: June 7, 2013 This week, the Writers Guild of America posted their list of the 101 Best Written TV Series. Included on the list were both Sesame Street (at #56) and The Muppet Show (at #91). Check out the blurbs below for what the Writers Guild had to say about the shows. Thanks to our…