Tag: The Muppets

  • The Mupclip Show
    The Mupclip Show

    A trio of newspaper clippings for you today, this time from 1976 just as The Muppet Show was about to hit British teatime television screens. The first is from the Coventry Evening Telegraph on Wednesday 18th August. The same paper told much the same story a few weeks earlier too, this time on the 4th…

  • There Is Somebody Underneath Me
    There Is Somebody Underneath Me

    Here’s the opening few minutes of the Muppets appearance at the 1980 World Puppetry Festival. I’ve never consciously realised this before, but the body language of each muppet is so well-defined. Kermit moves differently to Scooter, and Fozzie hold himself in a totally different way to Miss Piggy. The event was staged in June of…

  • The Muppets On The Orson Welles Show
    The Muppets On The Orson Welles Show

    Here’s a weird curio. Orson Welles made an attempt to start his own talk show, The Orson Welles Show, and filmed a pilot in 1978. And I do mean filmed. Much of it was shot on film, with other segments shot on tape, and the effect is rather jarring (like a pre-1990s British sitcom in…

  • A Person In His Throat
    A Person In His Throat

    A lovely appearance by Jim Henson, Doctor Teeth, and Kermit on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, broadcast on the 18th March 1975.

  • Frog Martin
    Frog Martin

    Today I learned that Kermit the Frog is left-handed.

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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