Visiting The Henson Lot!

Kevin Hansen – So let me start off by saying that I’ve been a huge Muppet fan my whole life. I was born in 1982 and I started watching Sesame Street since before I can remember. Muppet Babies played a big role in my childhood as well, and I remember waking up in the morning when…

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Jarrod Fairclough – Full House.  Arrested Development.  That one show with Rita Moreno where instead of singing ‘Fever’ she’s the matriarch of some family taking it one day at a time (I think it’s called ‘The Lady Who Takes It Daily’, although on second thought that doesn’t sound family friendly).  These are just a few of…

Melissa McCarthy Joins ‘Happytime Murders’

Variety are reporting that comedy star Melissa McCarthy has signed on to join the Henson Company puppet noir film Happytime Murders, which is scheduled to begin production in August. In a statement, Melissa said “When a really good script combines puppet strippers, Los Angeles’ underbelly, and comedy, it’s like my fever dream has finally come true”…

An Adorable Look Behind the Scenes of Word Party

Jarrod Fairclough – Back in July 2016 Netflix premiered Word Party, a cute show by The Jim Henson Company about animals who sing, dance and play.  Starring Avenue Q’s John Tartaglia, the show is well worth a look if you have small kids. Recently, the most adorable reporter in the world Lindalee Rose took her YouTube channel…

Tickets Available to Honor Dave Goelz

Jarrod Fairclough – You know who I love?  Dave Goelz.  He’s a talented Muppet performer, puppet builder, and a very sweet man to talk to.  You know who else loves him?  Everyone! That’s why the Center for Puppetry Arts and The Jim Henson Company are teaming up to honor the man on September 24th!  We alerted…

Muppetology 101: History of Television Animation

Abigail Maughan – Welcome back to Muppetology 101, Muppet fans! Today we are going to look at some of the major forays into cartoons made in Muppet history. From short segments on Sesame Street, to the mega hit of Muppet Babies, to the Henson Company’s upcoming show Splash and Bubbles, animation has been the close companion…

Dave Goelz To Be Honoured

Jarrod Fairclough – For the past four decades, one thing has remained constant in the world of The Muppets – the talent of Dave Goelz.  From his classic work as Gonzo the Great to his recent success with Chip the IT Guy, Dave has inhabited some of the most beloved characters in hundreds of productions, and…

Exclusive San Diego Comic Con Dark Crystal Figures

Jarrod Fairclough – While The Dark Crystal had a mixed reception when it was released in 1982, the film has gained a cult following over the past 34 years.  There must be some hardcore fans over at the good people of Funko, because they’ve just released the first look at the upcoming Dark Crystal figures, which you can see…

The Top 10 Songs of: Primates

Kieran Moore – Primates have had a big impact on music. There is (of course) “The Monkees” and “I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)” and “The Funky Gibbon” and “We are the Chimpians” and “Wandrin’ Star” by “Lemur Vin” and I’m sure countless others that I wouldn’t have to make up just to prove…

Julie’s Greenroom

Jarrod Fairclough – Henson and Netflix and Julie Andrews are just a few of my favorite things, so it’s very exciting to hear that all three are teaming up to create Julie’s Greenroom, a new pre-school series for the streaming service.  Variety is reporting that a slew of amazing guest stars have signed on to appear,…