The Top 10 Songs of: 1989

Kieran Moore – As I’ve been going through these yearly charts I’ve noticed sometimes there’s a heck of a lot of stuff hitting our screens and sometimes there really isn’t. 1989 was most definitely one of the busier years. Aside from the usual Sesame Street and Muppet Babies stuff, 1989 also saw the debut of some…

Muppet Retro Reviews: The Jim Henson Hour Episode 8

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Episode 8 of The Jim Henson Hour features the MuppeTelevision episode “Videotape” with guest star Buster Poindexter, and The StoryTeller episode “The True Bride”. In “Videotape”, Gonzo is supposed to work on the music video but instead leaves town to host a poultry contest, but still has a presence at the station…

Muppetology 101 – MuppeTelevision Sketches

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Last year, I did a Muppetology 101 lesson on the various recurring sketches from The Muppet Show, and earlier this year I did a lesson on the recurring segments from Sesame Street, so today I, your teacher, will provide a lesson on the recurring sketches from the MuppeTelevisionportions of The Jim Henson…

Muppet Retro Reviews: The Jim Henson Hour Episode 102

Michael Wermuth Jnr – Episode 102 of The Jim Henson Hour features the MuppeTelevision episode “Oceans” with guest star Ted Danson, and the half-hour specialLighthouse Island, which was produced in 1987 as a pilot for an unsold series, making it a natural choice for The Jim Henson Hour. With it being the summer, what better time…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Leon

Written by Ryan Dosier. LEON Performed by… Kevin Clash First appearance… The Jim Henson Hour 101: Outer Space (1989) Most recent appearance… The Cosby Show: “Cliff’s Nightmare” (1990) Best known role… Con-man lizard at Muppet Central on The Jim Henson Hour WHO IS LEON? Leon is a sneaky, snarky, conniving pink and purple lizard who worked in Muppet Central…

5 Good and Bad Things About MuppeTelevision

Michael Wermuth – Well, it’s been awhile since my last “5 good and bad things about…” article, so here’s one about the MuppeTelevision segments of The Jim Henson Hour. I really like The Jim Henson Hour, and feel like the MuppeTelevision segments are the best parts, but there’s still some things that I don’t like much,…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Vicki

Written by Abigail Maughan. VICKI Performed by… Fran Brill First appearance… The Jim Henson Hour Episode 101: Outer Space (1989) Most recent appearance… The Jim Henson Hour Episode 112: Food (1990) Best known role… Stage manager at Muppet Central WHO IS VICKI? Vicki is a resourceful young film school student who works as the director’s…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Zondra

Today’s article was written by Michael Wermuth, Jr. Photoshop work was once again done by the phenomenal Chris Stulz. ZONDRA Performed by… Fran Brill (1989) Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (1997-1998) First appearance… The Jim Henson Hour Episode 105: “First Show” (1989) Most recent appearance… The Muppets’ Wizard of Oz (2005) Also known as… Darci Best known role… Gorilla Television pirate station…