A Story Short

Neil McNally – When John Hurt passed away in late January many critics rightfully highlighted his performances in such classics as The Elephant Man, Alien, 1984 and many, many others. However, you would be hard pressed to find a mention of “The Storyteller” among the many glowing obituaries that flooded newspapers and online. That’s not to say…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Dog

Written by Michael Wermuth. DOG Performed by… Brian Henson First appearance… The Storyteller Episode 101: “Hans, My Hedgehog” (1987) Most-Recent Appearance: The Jim Henson Hour Episode 110: “Secrets of the Muppets” (1992) Best known role… The Storyteller’s canine companion WHO IS DOG? Dog is the dog (obviously) from The Storyteller, and is generally the only character…

A Look Back at Jim Henson’s The StoryTeller

Michael Wermuth, Jr. – I’ve been watching The StoryTeller quite a bit lately, and it is such a great series. The concept of the series was suggested to Jim Henson by his daughter, Lisa, who had been studying obscure folk tales. Nine episodes were made in 1987, but the episodes were broadcast really infrequently until…

Weekly HUMAN Wednesdays: The Storyteller

The Weekly Human Wednesdays series is written by Kyle Mahoney. THE STORYTELLER Performed by…John Hurt First appearance…The Storyteller Episode 101: “Hans My Hedgehog” (1987) Best known role…Old man who spends his time in his castle telling stories with his Dog; former prisoner/storyteller to a king. Friends and family…The Dog, and a possible nameless wife (it’s…

How To… Be An Awesome Storyteller

Maxwell Jessop – Welcome, Muppet fans, to the revival of the revival of The Muppet Mindset Presents How To! Sorry I haven’t been posting more often. Blame it on schoolwork. Had test after test for the last week of school, but now it is summertime and you’ll be seeing… err… reading from me a lot…

News Update: May 3, 2012

NEWS UPDATE: May 3, 2012 Later this week yours truly, Ryan Dosier, will be appearing on a radio show called The DJ Bob Show hosted by friend of the blog Bob Runkel. I am appearing on the show as part of their upcoming Jim Henson Tribute Show. Bob is looking for Muppet fans to share…