Friday, April 17, 2015

People Magazine Exposes Star's Fashion Inspirations!

The latest issue of People Magazine features a page on "Muppet Inspired Style", poking fun at a few celebrities recent fashion choices. 



What do yo think, do the Muppets have a future in the fashion business?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Behind The Scenes Photos of New Muppet Show!

Adeline_ cam shared this montage of behind the scene photos of the Muppet show pilot on her instagram page.



You can clearly see that Kermit, Gonzo, Swedish Chef, Uncle Deadly, Sweetums, and The Electric Mayhem will all be featured in the pilot!


Throwback Thursday: My Muppets Show!


Remember the My Muppets Show app? Though it may seem longer, it was actually only 3 months ago when the app was officially shut down. 

Did you finish the game before it was pulled? Have you ever heard all the completed songs?


Well, if not you're in luck! Here's a video of all the completed songs and stages!



We may never get that final stage, but at least we now have a complete account of what each stage was sounded like when completed!






Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sesame Street Movie To Be More Like The Muppets!

Fresh off the heels of the Sesame Street set makeover, is seems the upcoming movie is changing course as well. 

Den of Geek is reporting that the new Sesame Street movie "will be in the style of the more recent Muppets films."

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Sesame Street Movie To Be More Like The Muppets

News Simon Brew 4/15/2015 at 7:43AM

Shawn Levy is to direct the Sesame Street movie, which has now jumped to Warner Bros...

Just a few weeks ago, it was revealed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was to star in a movie of Fraggle Rock, that's being developed by Jim Henson's daughter, Lisa.
It's not the only Henson-related project heading to the big screen either.
There's also the small matter of the Sesame Street film as well, that had been in the works at 20th Century Fox. As it turns out, the movie is still coming, but there's been a change or two.

Firstly, it's switched studios. Sesame Street is now a Warner Bros project, and it's said that it has "brought new ideas to the table regarding the direction of the film." The Tracking Board reports that the new film "will be in the style of the more recent Muppetsfilms" as a result.

Furthermore, Shawn Levy - who had been set to produce the movie when it was first set up back in 2012 - is now to direct as well. Levy has just completed the Night At The Museum trilogy, and is also linked with a new Tinker Bell movie.
Warner Bros now is on the search for a screenwriter to put the script for Sesame Street together, and then it should be full steam ahead. More as we hear it.
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That's welcome news. Sesame's first film, Follow that Bird was released by Warner Bros in 1985 and can be viewed by all ages. While 1999's Elmo in Grouchland, was aimed too young and after the great opening song, barely features any of the core Sesame characters. 

How do you feel about this more mature view of the Street?

Muppet Stuff on TV - The Goldbergs!

Have you been watching ABC's The Goldbergs? If not it past time to start. The show is based on the creator's own childhood growing up in the 1980's and he was a big Muppet/Henson fan. 

The character of "Adam Goldberg" can be seen wearing a Dark Crystal shirt. 

He also has a Dark Crystal movie poster and Miss Piggy's 1982 calendar hanging in his room. 


Among his many toys are a set of (sadly historically inaccurate) Fraggle stuffed animals and puppets. 



I hope the producers realize these aren't the real ones from the 80's, but versions released by Manhattan Toy in 2010, and correct the error soon!


There's also the Dark Crystal lunch box on his shelf that I don't think has even been noticeable on the show itself yet! (I was able to pull this shot from a behind the scenes video about the set.)


In a recent episode, Adam threw a birthday slumber party and his mother made him a Kermit cake!


I mentioned that the show is based on the real Adam Goldberg's life, and each episode includes a piece from Adam's own archive. 

The same episode with the Kermit cake, ended with a reenactment of Adam and one his friends creating their own Swedish Chef skit! 


On the right is the video Adam shot as a kid, and on the right is the show's recreation!
(You can watch the full episode here)

This is only a handful of Muppet references from the show, so I'm sure we'll be showing you more of the Goldbergs' stuff again soon!

The Goldbergs airs Wednedsay's at 8:30PM (EST/PSD) on ABC. Tune it tonight and see if you can spot any hidden references!

Have you found a show that often references the Muppets? Let us know and we'll feature it in a future installment!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Muppet Sugar Cookie Kits-update!

Back in October we told you about these Muppet Sugar Cookie Kits. At the time, we said they could be found at Burlington Coat Factory stores. 



While they may still be be true, I couldn't find them at any of my local locations. However, last week they were spotted in a very unlikely place - Colonial Williamsburg!


Yep, nestled between the historic buildings there's a candy shop where you can find the cookie kits! So, if you're planning a trip to Colonial Williamsburg there may be some Muppet treasure waiting for you - some may even call revolutionary!

Stay tuned for a future article we we actually make a batch and see how they taste!



Monday, April 13, 2015

New Muppet Show - official synopsis!

Speaking of The Muppets taking over TV, from the " Official synopsis" below from Den of Geekthe new Muppet show, Isn't going to be a reboot of "The Muppet Show." But more of a mockumentary in the vein of Curb Your Enthusiasm. 

New Muppets TV Series: Official Story Details Surface

The new Muppets TV show coming to ABC is going to have a Curb Your Enthusiasm like flavor according to official details...

UPDATE!
After the initial news of a brand new Muppets TV series coming to ABC broke, things quieted down a bit. But now we have an official synopsis, courtesy of ABC(hence the "official" part).
Subverting the expectations of reality TV, this mockumentary looks at the day to day lives of the Muppets and the mayhem that ensues as they try to get a new network series up and running. Mixing the Muppets’ signature brand of nonsense with the hilarity of shows like The Comeback and Curb Your Enthusiasm, this series finally answers the question, “What happens when the Muppets go home?”
To be fair, I'm not sure too many of us have ever really asked that particular question, but I'm willing to have faith. In addition to listing both Bill Prady and Bob Kushell as writers and producers (as originally reported) and confirming Randall Einhorn as producer (he will also direct), it also lists Muppet performer Bill Barretta among the executive producers.
(hat tip to Film Divider for putting us on to that official synopsis)
Original Story: April 3rd, 2015:
The Muppets might return to evening television. ABC is interested in a comedy pilot centered on Jim Henson's most famous felt creations. They've enlisted Big Bang Theory co-creator Bill Prady and Anger Management's Bob Kushell to work out a presentation.
Deadline reports that this new Muppets series "would be set behind the scenes of a late-night talk show." It sounds similar to the old Muppets Tonight pitch, but if this is going to be as clever as The Larry Sanders Show but with Muppets, then all will be right with the world. 
Production Weekly says that Randall Einhorn, who has a sterling resume of good comedy projects (including several episodes of Parks and Recreation and The Office) will direct: 
So, aside from the unfortunate fact that the words "Big Bang Theory" have to be mentioned in the same breath as "new Muppets TV series" this is all very good news. Prady has Muppet cred, as well, having written for The Jim Henson Hour and the virtually forgotten Muppet Classic Theater from 1994. The Hollywood Reporter has some more details about the pilot presentation, which would involve the core cast trying to convince Miss Piggy to join up for the new show.
If things go well, then ABC should take the new Muppet show straight to series.