Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sonia Manzano Retires from Sesame Street!

Sonia Manzano, best known as Maria on Sesame Street, announced her retirement from the show the American Library Association Annual Conference this week.

Since first appearing on the show in 1971, she has won an astounding 15 Daytime Emmy awards for Outstanding Writing in Children’s Programming (plus five additional nominations) and was nominated twice as Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series.

Manzano tweeted that she’d consider going “back for 50th anniversary and [making] a guest appearance.” She revealed, she's “always been in love with Oscar the Grouch.”

@Mbtoon05 @sesamestreet @OscarTheGrouch I have always been in love with Oscar The Grouch!
— Sonia Manzano (@SoniaMManzano) July 1, 2015
Enjoy some great Oscar and Maria bits below:

For even more classic Maria moments check out our birthday tribute to "Skinny."

We wish Sonia all the best!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Siri is for Cookie?

Have you ever wondered what zero divided by zero is? Yesterday, Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul told his Twitter followers to ask Siri that question with hilarious results!

We'll give you a second to try it for yourselves. Ask Siri, "what is zero divided by zero?"

Crazy right?

Cookie Monster himself responded to the shout out:

For those without iPhones here's Today's coverage:

Henson's Lily the Unicorn Debut's on Amazon!

The pilot for The Jim Henson Company's new animated series "Lily the Unicorn" is now available to view on Amazon!

Here's the official description:
Lily the Unicorn: Aimed at kids 6-11, animated show revolves around Lily, a colorful and comical unicorn who leads her friends on fantastic adventures. Anything is possible in Lily’s world: a simple song she hums can go viral and top the musics charts, or a quiet surprise picnic for her pal Roger can lead to a search for falafel waffles. Based on the children’s book by Dallas Clayton and produced by the Jim Henson Company. 
You can watch it here. Then let Amazon know if you're interested in seeing more Lily.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Happy Birthday, Bret Mckenzie!

Happy Birthday to "The Muppets" and "Muppets Most Wanted" music supervisor,
Bret Mckenzie!

Here he is with Kermit signing "Life's A Happy Song."

And giving Miss Piggy and Constantine what they want (Cockatoo In Malibu) from Muppets Most Wanted:

Two more "the muppets" bus tour pins!

Two different pins were given at ABC's "Mobile Muppet Theater" stop in Milwaukee, WI this weekend. 

Instead of focusing on one character, like the Fozzie and Kermit pins, these both feature group shots!

We hear there's a Miss Piggy button as well! We'll keep you posted when we get a photo. 

There's only two stops left!

San Diego County Fair – Del Mar, CA
Thursday, July 2 – Sunday, July 5 (12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014

California State Fair – Sacramento, CA 
Friday, July 10-Saturday, July 11 
(12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
1600 Exposition Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815

Thanks to Kenny Durkin for the images!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Throwback Thursday: 1980 Hallmark Summer Button!

Sunday marked the first day of summer and yesterday we showed you the first glimpse of the buttons being given away at the "Mobile Muppet Theater," so how about a Throwback Thursday that combines them!

This "Summer's My 2nd Favorite Thing!" button released in 1980 features Kermit and Miss Piggy. It was part of Hallmark's large line of Muppet products released between 1980 and 1982.