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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 […]

What is a Podwit to do in this crazy, maddening, evolving (for better or for worse) world?! Do the classics in film (or any art for that matter) age like a fine wine or do they deserve to be torn down and placed against what is now called a “classic” by today’s critics? Also, do franchises suffer or […]

This is the Podwits XXX Parody, and the “XXX” stands for “exciting, exceptional and extra-studio (meaning we’re outside the studio once again!)  The boys in pod talk about the most fun you can have for $15, whether or not there really IS a Santa Claus and J reveals the most uncomfortable event he’s ever witnessed. […]

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.