Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Dearth Nadir

Written by Ryan Dosier. DEARTH NADIR Performed by… Dave Goelz First appearance… The Muppet Show Episode 402: Crystal Gayle (1979) Most recent appearance… On-Screen – The Muppet Show Episode 417: Star Wars (1980) Other – Disney Parks Star Wars Merchandise (2008-present) Best known role… Mysterious intergalactic evil being in a black suit True identity… The world may never know!…

News Update: April 5, 2013

NEWS UPDATE: April 5, 2013 Are you ready to hashtag your cares away, Muppet fans? Yesterday The Jim Henson Company started an official Twitter account for Fraggle Rock (handily choosing the username @FraggleRock). They haven’t tweeted much yet, but there is promise of more Fraggle goodness to come–in 140 characters less, that is. In news…

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…

News Update: September 14, 2012

NEWS UPDATE: September 14, 2012 The Comic Buyer’s Guide, the longest running magazine about comics, has an awesome cover story this week entitled: “More Than Muppets: Jim Henson’s Comic Collection” written by our friend Whitney Grace. Just as it sounds, the article features a very impressive overview of all the comic incarnations of Jim Henson’s…

News Update: August 30, 2012

NEWS UPDATE: August 30, 2012 Last week, Grover stopped by ABC’s Good Afternoon America to promote a new Sesame Workshop initiative called “The Partnership for Healthy Mouths and Healthy Lives.” Grover showed up to brush his (lack of) teeth with a dentist, a bunch of kids, and the overly-perky show hosts. It’s mostly the dentist…

News Update: May 24, 2012

NEWS UPDATE: May 24, 2012 We in the Muppet fan community know all about Paul Williams, scribe of songs in The Muppet Movie, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, and more. However, the general public is vastly unaware of Williams’ incredible contribution to the world of music. That is what filmmaker Steven Kessler…

Disney Announces Angus McGonagle Thrill Ride

For years we’ve been waiting and waiting for Disney to get off their mousey butts and put more Muppet attractions into their theme parks. Considering that Muppet*Vision 3-D is the only Muppet-themed attraction in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, the presence of our fuzzy friends is severely lacking. Well, that’s all about to change…

News Update: June 3, 2011

NEWS UPDATE: June 3, 2011 As reported a little over a year ago, more Muppet Star Wars toys are coming to Disney Parks. No release date was given for these new 2-pack figures of the Muppet characters portraying Star Wars favorites, but smart betters placed their money on a Fall 2011 release to coincide with…

New Muppet Star Wars Action Figures Coming Soon

This past weekend in Orlando, Florida the annual Star Wars convention, now in its fifth year, Star Wars Celebration V, was held. Even George Lucas returned from Tattooine (that’s where he lives, right?) to attend. Disney Parks, having the Star Tours attraction in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios and in Disneyland Park, featured a panel…