Weekly Muppet Wednesday: Kira

Written by Abigail Maughan KIRA PERFORMED BY Lisa Maxwell (voice) Kathy Mullen (puppetry) ONLY APPEARANCE The Dark Crystal (1982) BEST KNOWN ROLE Gelfling hero and animal whisperer WHO IS KIRA? Kira is one of the two heroes of Jim Henson’s all-puppet fantasy film The Dark Crystal. She is of the last of the Gelfling species,…

Weekly Muppet Wednesday: Skenfrith

Written by Michael Wermuth Jnr. Skenfrith. Best-known role: Whatever you believe it to be. Performer: Dave Goelz. Only Appearance: Fraggle Rock episode 308: Believe It or Not, 1984. WHO IS SKENFRITH? Skenfrith is a magical creature who can be whatever those around him believe him to be. Red and Wembly find him in the Fraggle…

Weekly Muppet Wednesday: Angel Marie

Update: After posting we discovered that a WMW was already posted for Angel Marie in April. Rather than delete it, we’ll cop to our mistake, and we’ll go and have a serious talk with our control room. In the words of Captain Smollet – Who hired this crew?? Written by Jarrod Fairclough ANGEL MARIE Performed…

Weekly Muppet Wednesday: Blind Pew

Written by Jarrod Fairclough BLIND PEW Performed by: Jerry Nelson First appearance: Muppet Treasure Island Most recent appearance: Muppets Most Wanted Best known role: Threatening pirate looking for Billy Bones’ map. WHO IS BLIND PEW? Blind Pew made his first appearance in the opening scenes of Muppet Treasure Island, leading a gang of vicious and…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Lou Fraggle

Written by Abigail Maughan LOU FRAGGLE Performed by… Cheryl Wagner First Appearance… Fraggle Rock episode 113: We Love You, Wembley (1983) Most Recent Appearance… Fraggle Rock Season 5 (1987) Best Known Role… Wembley’s compassionate friend; Poohbah WHO IS LOU FRAGGLE? Lou is a pink, pigtailed Fraggle who appeared in the background of many Fraggle Rock…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Curly Bear

Written by Jarrod Fairclough CURLY BEAR Performed by Stephanie D’Abruzzo First Appearance Season 34 (Episode 4055) Most Recent Appearance Season 45 Best Known Role Baby Bear’s little sister WHO IS CURLY BEAR? Introduced in a special 3 part episode, Curly Bear is Baby Bear’s younger sister, and the second child of Papa Bear and Mama…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Granny Bird

Written by Jarrod Fairclough GRANNY BIRD Performed by… Caroll Spinney First appearance… The Sesame Street Dictionary (1980) Most recent appearance… Here For Each Other online videos (2014) Best known role… Big Bird’s Grandmother Real Estate Portfolio… 12 Forest Road, deep in the woods.  She also owns a beach house. WHO IS GRANNY BIRD? Granny Bird is…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Polly Darton

Written by Ed Castle Polly Darton Performed by: Fran Brill First Appearance: Sesame Street Season 13 (1981-1982) Most Recent Appearance: Sesame Street Season 24 (1992-1993) Best Known Role: Celebrity country-western singer. WHO IS POLLY DARTON? Polly Darton, a female lavender Anything Muppet, is a country-western singer from Sesame Street created conceptually by Emily Perl Kingsley…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Miss Finch

Written by Michael Wermuth. MISS FINCH Performed by… Sally Kellerman (voice) Cheryl Wagner (puppetry) First appearance… Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird (1985) Most recent appearance… The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) Best known role… Social worker for the Feathered Friends; antagonist in Follow That Bird WHO IS MISS FINCH? Miss Finch is a member of the Feathered…

Weekly Muppet Wednesdays: Yorick

Written by Ryan Dosier. YORICK Performed by… Jim Henson Jane Henson (occasional) First appearance… Sam and Friends (1955) Most recent appearance… The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) Best known role… Angry, hungry Muppet skull; devourer of Kermit WHO IS YORICK? Yorick is the hungry Muppet skull best known for consuming Kermit (and occasionally other characters)…