The Muppet love is endless at The Podwits this Christmas! We have uncovered many forgotten Muppet-centric holiday heart-warmers! My final Muppet post is this fantastic rendition of an Emmet Otter song, originally sung by Emmet’s Ma, and later covered in 1979 by the late John Denver and Robin the Frog on the “John Denver and the [...]
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Tags: Disney, Pixar, Toy Story
I was recently encouraged to watch a long forgotten Muppet special from way back in 1986! Even I, a long time Muppet aficionado, somehow missed this one… So I gave it whirl… Oh Boy! What I discovered was so shocking, I was forced to make the children leave the room or else their psyche would [...]
Tags: 86th Street, Christmas, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, New York City, Sesame Street
Another great Muppet Christmas Special to be highlighted in this series, is one of the earliest, the Emmy Award-winning Christmas Eve on Sesame Street. It originally aired on PBS on Sunday, December 3, 1978, and sadly is another one of the great Muppet specials that hasn’t been aired probably in 20 years.
Tags: 70's, Christmas, Jim Henson, Muppets, TV
I like the Muppets! I think they lost their edge after the 1979 release of The Muppet Movie, but that happens when you go main stream… Before that, Jim Henson was making big plans for his company. The Muppets were on Sesame Street. They had their own TV show, The Muppet Show. They had made numerous [...]
Tags: Christmas, Disney, Fraggle Rock, Jim Henson, Sesame Street, The Muppet Movie, The Muppets
I have come to the conclusion that there are two time-frames when concerning the Muppets. Pre-Jim Henson’s Death and Post-Jim Henson’s Death. Sadly, the latter has not been as rewarding and fruitful in the world of the Muppets since Mr. Henson’s passing. Who or what is to blame? That is a debate for another day. [...]
Tags: Jim Henson, Mahna mahna, Sweden: Heaven and Hell, The Big Lebowski, The Muppets, XXX
Who would of known. I don’t know why it has taken until 2011 for this to come out, but rumor on the street is the classic Muppet song “Mahna Mahna” is from a 1968 Italian porn film entitled Sweden: Heaven and Hell. Huh.