"Some day we'll find it, the rainbow connection, the lovers, the dreamers, and me."
In 1979, Paul Williams
and Kenneth Ascher
composed "The Rainbow Connection
" [midi] which served as a radio hit and song for the The Muppet Movie
. It was nominated for an Academy Award and reviewed
in the allmusic guide as a song in which "Kermit the Frog sings with all the dreamy wistfulness of a short green Judy Garland." Enclosed are some performances of it I hope you enjoy. [more inside]
posted by cavalier
on Dec 3, 2008 -
There seems to be a lot of bleeping going on lately
. But now it's time, with the help of our friend Count von
), to bleep
the number of times you can have a laugh with the bleeping bleeps
. Start here
and then go on: 1
And more bleeping
fun with Ernie, Bert, Oscar, and the Cookie Monster: 1
. [more inside]
posted by omegar
on Feb 25, 2008 -
Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue
was an animated drug prevention television special starring many popular cartoon characters from American Saturday morning television. Airing in 1990 and financed by McDonald's, it was simulcast on all three major American television networks. The VHS home video edition of the special also opened with an introduction from then-President George Bush Snr and Barbara Bush. And thanks to the wonders of the interwebs, you can watch the whole thing here
. And you really should. After all, where else are you going to get to hear cartoon characters like Garfield and Winnie the Pooh talking about smoking crack and shooting juice? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Dec 3, 2007 -
The Muppet Show featuring performances: by Johnny Cash
(and two more
), Steve Martin on banjo
, Elton John
(and two more
), Alice Cooper
(also some skits
), Debbie Harry
), Liza Manelli singing Copa Cabana
, Dizzy Gillespie
, Buddy Rich vs. Animal
, Rita Moreno vs. Animal
, Harry Belafonte
), Julie Andrews
, Mac Davis
, Nureyev singing and tap dancing
, John Denver
, Paul Simon
!), and a somewhat freaky version of The Gambler
. [more inside]
posted by blahblahblah
on Dec 2, 2007 -
Scary Stuff: Count Floyd's Scary Little Christmas Promo
Dr Cube's Posse
A Scarier Skeleton by Jack Handey [mp3]
The Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra Trailer [previously]
Plan 9 From Outer Space - Best Lines
Re-Enactment - Pan's Labyrinth
Scream in 30 Seconds and Re-Enacted by Bunnies
Season of the Witch
The Thing in Lego
REM & Muppets - Furry Happy Monsters
. Happy Halloween everyone!
posted by McLir
on Oct 30, 2007 -
"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor Paypal problems?!?
stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. So apparently our goverment is now a power seller on Ebay. At least they're not selling tanks or anything. Just stuff like this
If you're lucky, you won't have to wait until the inevitable auction to buy the official 37-cent MUPPET STAMPS!!
which officially go on sale tomorrow. Typical of our government - Camilla the Chicken is in; Floyd, Dr. Teeth, Scooter are out. In a perfect world, letter bombs would have a Crazy Harry stamp, and we could pair a stamp of the politician of our choice with Rizzo the Rat.
posted by ericbop
on Sep 27, 2005 -
I had always wondered why Jim Henson did The Muppet Show
in England, after years of successful collaboration with The Children's Television Network
in NYC. As a then 9-year old, I felt a kind of betrayal that I couldn't exactly put my finger on. As some little punk kid, what did I know about the financing of entertainment?This analysis of The Jim Henson Co. as a globe-trotting band of gypsies goes a long way to explain the oddness of The Muppet Show
and the change in tone that resulted when the puppets moved from Sesame Street
to Lew Grade's London soundstages.
posted by vhsiv
on May 6, 2005 -
- USNews and World Reports has a new must-read article: "The White House has approved a classified new strategy, dubbed Muslim World Outreach, that for the first time states that the United States has a national security interest in influencing what happens within Islam. Because America is, as one official put it, "radioactive" in the Islamic world, the plan calls for working through third parties--moderate Muslim nations, foundations, and reform groups--to promote shared values of democracy, women's rights, and tolerance."
This means surprising US-funded initiatives such as restoring historic Sufi (i.e. moderate, non-Wahhabist) mosques, saving 11th Century Uzbek Korans, and convincing Pakistani madrassah teachers to quietly add science and math to the curriculum. Oh, and it means we're funding secular and independent media, including "in what boosters are calling Muppet Diplomacy"
, an Arabic version of Sesame Street
. Can cultural revitalization, increased educational access, nascent democratic movements, and adorable lil' Elmo--all paid for with US tax dollars--be an effective innoculant against the tentacles of Radical Islam? Daniel Pipes
, The Progressive Muslims' Union
, and Reason magazine
weigh in. See also a related RAND Corporation report
from March, 2004.
posted by Asparagirl
on Apr 28, 2005 -
Muppet News Flash: Disney Buys Muppets
Jim Henson had long considered a partnership with the Disney Company, but never was able to work a deal. Now that the Comcast offer has been rejected, Disney is looking to expand its entertainment offerings. But with Pixar and Disney splitting, is this merger the House of Mouse's attempt to revive its "synergy" or just another cultural gem for Eisner to strip mine?
posted by jazon
on Feb 18, 2004 -
is an informational website about the three disco-related Muppets/Sesame Street records released in the 1970s. It makes for a good argument in favor of file-sharing, it reveals some of the stranger children's music of the past twenty or so years, and it's cute. (warning, some flash)
posted by pxe2000
on Jun 24, 2003 -
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.
posted by ashbury
on Oct 29, 2002 -
Snoop Dog to appear in Muppets Movie
"The two-hour film, which is currently in production in Vancouver, will feature cameo appearances by Oscar winners Sir Michael Caine and William H. Macy, Snoop Dogg
, Carson Daly, Jon Stewart, Kelly Ripa and Rachel Hunter, among others."
Unless The Muppets
has suddenly become a program for adults, not kids, what a horrible idea. Would Jim Henson approve of this? I know, let's put Eminem on the teletubbies show!
posted by 4midori
on Sep 17, 2002 -
Sesame Street's HIV positive Muppet
The next season of the South African version of Sesame Street will feature a female muppet who has HIV.
We want to show that here is an HIV-positive member of our community who you can touch and interact with.
posted by Foaf
on Jul 11, 2002 -
video (with the Muppets) here
(it's a RealMedia file).
single here in WindowsMedia
and here in RealAudio
Feel free to argue the artistic merits of these three performers as well as whether this post is worthy of a front page post in the thread (like you people wouldn't do that anyay).
posted by Reggie452
on Jul 10, 2002 -