Archive for the ‘The Muppets’ Category

The boys usher in the New Year with talk of documentaries, and the annoyance of the Documentarian interjecting themselves into the narrative and becoming the central character- is that at all necessary? Then of course, like all good academic conversations, the topic leads to porn and the numbing of the modern mind to the naked image and what […]

We Regret To Inform You…

Posted: October 11, 2014 by Podwits Administrator in Cartoons, Celebrities, Ernest Borgnine, Film, Film Review, Game Review, Games, History, News, Podcast, Podwits Exclusive, Software Review, Technology, Television, The Muppets, Up on The Soap Box
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This week’s Podwits Podcast find the boys hitting every nuance of the emotional spectrum. They are thrilled as J. Marcus relays his reaction to the recent Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode; they are stunned and appalled over the breaking news regarding actor Stephen Collins; and they reminisce on word that the era of Saturday morning cartoons has […]

(After watching the horrible 2013 Muppet Special entitled Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular, I wanted to republish an article that ran on Podwits.com in 2011 about one of the best Christmas Specials of all time, the 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas. This may have been the last great thing Mr. Henson put out before […]

Dion and contributor J. Blake are back for what is probably their BIGGEST (and LONGEST) Side Cast yet! After an extended intro of probably the duo’s worst college drinking story, they ease into the Christmas Spirit by way of Whittier Alaska, the Krampus (Saint Nick‘s long-lost brother), and the posthumously released Phil Hartman animated Christmas movie. Nothing is off […]

More Muppets!…Can It Be?

Posted: December 25, 2011 by Tiberius in Christmas, History, Music, Television, The Muppets

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 […]

The Christmas Toy…Story?!

Posted: December 24, 2011 by Tiberius in Christmas, History, Television, The Muppets, Toys
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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 […]

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.

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 […]

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. […]

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.