is COMING SOON to Adult Swim (who the PTC accuse of corrupting children
- what part of the word ADULT don't they get? - but I digress). It's based on the blaxploitation parody movie
and comic book
of the same name, and the pilot posted online
has a special treat for anyone who thinks MetaFilter loves the Muppets too much... the villain is That Frog Kurtis
, leader of a familiar looking gang of puppets turned evil. Felt will fly, stuffing will be torn out and puppet ass will get kicked. Enjoy.
The Muppets at Walt Disney World
is a television special starring Jim Henson's Muppets at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. This was the last Muppets project that Jim Henson worked on before his death. parts: intro 1 2 3 4 5 6 [more inside]
In a wonderful 15-minute video
from 1969, a young Jim Henson shows you how to make puppets out of ordinary things. Yes, it's SLYT, but it's a really good
SLYT, so I beg forgiveness.
Those wacky Muppets are like everywhere these days, right? (pre
). But a part of the muppetty empire called Henson Alternative
is working on 'more adult' concepts with unfamiliar felt, and hasn't seen too much success yet. Maybe that'll change with the puppet-celebrity game show that debuted last night: "Late Night Liars"
. Or maybe not. Here's a clip. [more inside]
December 9, 2001, at a singular event called Muppet Fest
, Muppet performers and special guests came together to perform a very special edition of The Muppet Show - a live performance
. Until now, those of us who could not attend were only able to read the script
, but recently a (slightly edited) video of this unique performance has turned up on YouTube: Part 1 [more inside]
It's been proven
that people tend to look like their dogs
, but startling new findings reveal a freakish resemblance
between Hollywood celebrities and Sesame Street puppets.
Mah num ah num
(Google Video) - The Muppets debut their first music video in 1976.
The aerodynamic qualities of Bert's head.
G-cluster rockets constructed out of vintage Muppet toys compete for glory in the semi-annual Evil Bert Rocket Race
. (Video available from 2002
, and 2005
) And of course, when you're ready for it, you can make your own
. (via PuppetVision)
Are Ernie and Bert gay? What is Gonzo? Find out the answers (question 19 and 10, respectively) and more at the Muppet FAQ
Read the profiles of your favorite Muppets like Zoot
Or maybe you'd be interested in one of the Henson feature creatures
and its background
about it. Explore the fascinating world of Jim Henson and muppets in general.