Steve Whitmire, the puppeteer who was fired after 27 years as Kermit the Frog has said he is "devastated to have failed" Muppets founder and his mentor Jim Henson. He would not say what those reasons were, nor would Muppet Studio or its parent company Disney, who have not responded to requests for comment from The Associated Press.
By: dave
Friday, Jul 14th 2017 (4:51am) | Thanks: swimfan
Sesame Street has introduced Julia, a four-year-old character with autism.
Along with Julia, the show has also created a site for parents and children with information about autism and started the See Amazing in All Children campaign.

Julia has already appeared in Sesame Street books and online material, and the show recently shared clips of her interacting with other characters like Elmo and Abby.
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Mar 22nd 2017 (12:01am)
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the drum battle of the century! In one corner, our own ever-popular Animal, and in the other corner, the Muppet Show's own fearless guest star, ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Buddy Rich!
By: dave
Friday, Oct 28th 2016 (12:00am)
VHS-rip of the 1986 CBS Special Presentation The Muppets - A Celebration of 30 Years. Comes complete with 80's commercial breaks. (57:30)
By: dave
Thursday, Aug 25th 2016 (12:05am)
The late Richard Hunt (one of the four original Muppeteers) would have been 65 yesterday. Don Music, composer, is a classic Sesame Street Muppet who was taken off the show because of his constant head banging. What's up with that?! Enjoy this bit where Don and Kermit work out the lyrics.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Aug 18th 2016 (12:01am)
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The band made a solid appearance at this year's Outside Lands festival in San Francisco.
By: dave
Tuesday, Aug 9th 2016 (12:02am) | Thanks: mefi
Mount up.
By: dave
Friday, Apr 1st 2016 (4:49pm)
"We had to put Charles Dickens in the movie. Who's the least likely character to be Charles Dickens? Gonzo!"
By: dave
Wednesday, Dec 23rd 2015 (12:00am) | Thanks: mefi
My neme-a is Anastasia, und I’m reenecteeng ell ooff zee cleeps ooff zee Svedeesh Cheff cuukeeng theengs. Bork bork bork!
By: dave
Tuesday, Aug 25th 2015 (12:00am) | Thanks: mefi
Electric Mayhem teaches Sam to get his boogie on with a timeless Kool & The Gang classic.
By: dave
Tuesday, Aug 4th 2015 (12:01am)
You were never supposed to see this. Here's the pitch that convinced ABC to make a show with The Muppets!
By: spam_vigilante
Wednesday, Jul 22nd 2015 (8:38am)
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The Muppets perform a musical version of the Declaration of Independence in honor of the 4th of July.
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Sunday, Jul 5th 2015 (2:52am)
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...and here's the first still from production.
By: dave
Friday, May 8th 2015 (7:42am) | Thanks: topless robot
I have it on good authority that Janice's sexual exploits are woefully underrepresented on this chart.
By: dave
Thursday, Apr 9th 2015 (12:00am)
A few weeks back, GAFBO caught wind of a Sesame Street “Word of the Day” sketch where the word was ‘moustache.’ This got us thinking. In the wonderful world of the Muppets which includes, but is not limited to, The Muppet Show (and movies), Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock; who rocks the greatest facial hair?
By: dave
Wednesday, Apr 8th 2015 (12:00am)
The Fraggle Rock movie has been a long time coming. We last wrote about the development of the movie back in 2012, but it's been in the works since 2005. However, it looks like the movie gathering a bit more momentum and it's added a big star to its cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
By: dave
Tuesday, Apr 7th 2015 (12:00am)
ABC is filming a proof of concept for a revival of The Muppets, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady is co-writing the script for a pilot presentation that sources say could be unspooled at May's upfront presentation to Madison Avenue advertisers. Sources tell THR that the project, if all goes well, could go straight to series.
By: dave
Monday, Apr 6th 2015 (12:02am)
Did you know they don't have cookies in the UK? What is Cookie Monster supposed to do when he's staying at the Furchester Hotel if there are no cookies? Is he supposed to just eat biscuits? John Oliver explains.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Mar 19th 2015 (1:09am)
The Muppet Show version of the Jim Croce tune.
By: spam_vigilante
Friday, Jul 11th 2014 (12:47am) | Thanks: Miss C
Fallon is off Late Night and onto The Tonight Show. Singing the song by The Band, The Weight.
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Saturday, Feb 8th 2014 (3:55pm)
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Meet computer H14, a Jim Henson creation from 1963. The film was commissioned by AT&T to be shown at a corporate get-together, to spread the word that the company's new computer systems that actually communicated with each other were the wave of the future, and nothing to be frightened about.

The Muppet was funny in that unmistakably Henson way - equipped with exhaust pipes and a flashing red light and some sort of rotating mechanical arm reminiscent of a railroad crossing - and it had already worked the seminar circuit, appearing at shows in Germany for the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Information Agency, the government organization that once spread U.S. propaganda overseas. Plus, Jim Henson understood the task at hand.

Henson and his partner Jerry Juhl “were certainly intrigued by technology and the development of computers,” says Falk. “But they also felt very strongly about the difference between man and machines. There was a celebration of technology, but also a recognition about its lack of human qualities, like understanding and creativity.” Henson gives H14 the superhuman ability to digest “vast oceans of information,” but it still needs humans to wind him up - and repair him when he explodes into tiny pieces.
By: spam_vigilante
Tuesday, Oct 15th 2013 (1:28am) | Thanks: Digg
Jimmy, the Roots & the cast of Sesame Street play the Sesame Street theme on classroom instruments in the Late Night Music Room.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Sep 26th 2013 (11:08am) | Thanks: Jaxon
Have a Happy Passover to our Jewish friends.
By: spam_vigilante
Thursday, Mar 28th 2013 (11:07am)
Upside Downton Abbey turns right side up, in this Sesame Street spoof of "Downton Abbey."
By: spam_vigilante
Sunday, Feb 3rd 2013 (4:23am) | Thanks: Laughing Squid
Kevin Clash -- the man known as the voice of Elmo -- has taken a leave of absence from Sesame Street in the wake of allegations he had a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy, TMZ has learned... allegations Clash adamantly denies.
By: dave
Tuesday, Nov 13th 2012 (4:18am)

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