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Kermit and Piggy's message to Kate and William
ACL: everything is beautiful
writinchica2k
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So a Swedish Chef and an Austrailian comedian meet up in Montreal, Canada...
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rebecky_mo
Here's a scene from Just For Laughs: The Muppets All-Star Gala; a special that premiered in Canada on Christmas Eve. It features the Swedish Chef cooking a local delicacy, and comedian Adam Hills coming on shortly afterwards, and fanboying pretty hard. The start of the clip is from the Australian showing of the special, and an interview with Adam; to skip right to the show, go to about 2:54...



What you don't see after Swedish Chef hands back the spoon? Adam gets down on his knees and does the 'we're not worthy!' bow of worship. And here's a backstage interview of what happened offstage:


Muppet Christmas Carol on BluRay/DVD Nov. 6th!
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rebecky_mo
Like the title says, The Muppet Christmas Carol: Special Edition, is coming out on a BluRay/DVD Combo Pak on November 6th!

Blu-ray BONUS FEATURES:
  • Disney Intermission: Press "Pause" and see what happens when the Muppets Show up at your door to sing your Christmas Carols - Muppet Style!
  • Muppet Audio Commentary: All New Audio Commentary from your favorite Muppets - Kermit, Gonzo, Rizzo, and More!
  • Muppet Holiday Sing-Along
  • Blooper Reel
  • Frogs, Pigs, and Humbug: A Behind the Scenes Look
  • Christmas Around the World with Gonzo and Rizzo
  • Audio Commentary from Brian Henson
  • Pepe's Profiles Presents: Gonzo, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Weirdo

A blooper reel with Micheal Caine and the Muppets? Score! *rubs hands gleefully* Now I just need The Muppet Family Christmas (unedited, thanks very much!). C'mon Disney, if anyone can do it...!

BTW: We have no tag for The Muppet Christmas Carol? D:

Hee hee!
Detective me am not
evilgrins

So, a Grover and a Cookie Monster walk into an Entertainment Weekly video....
Muppet Family Xmas {Proud Papa.}
hybrid_xisha
....And it's not the setup to a joke. It's very real. And aweso~ome!

The duo perform musicals based on some of the most popular franchises to recently grace the silver and small screens. Except for the one with the vampires and whatnot. Thank goodness. (Just watch; you'll see! :D ) Runtime: 3:19

Remembering Jerry Nelson...
Trust your feelings.
solidfoamsoul

While the sun goes 'round 

I'll still be found 

Following the sound 

Something's calling me


Rest in Peace, Jerry.

[x]




I think it’s a little strange that my little cousin River, whom I was babysitting today, asked completely on his own if we could watch “Fraggle Rock”. I got him and his older brother Cliff into watching it several months ago, but whenever I expressed interest in watching it when I was over, they would say “Nah, let’s watch ‘Avatar’!” (The show not the movie/s.)

River also asked to watch “Labyrinth” while we were finishing up “The Secret of Nimh.” (Which Paul Williams wrote the theme for.)

Cliff was at camp, so the house was remarkably calm. River wanted to eat lunch, then go outside for bubbles… and back inside because of mosquito, finish lunch, and finally “Oh! Fraggle Rock! Please?”

He’s four and can’t read just yet, so every episode I clicked down on the Netflix menu he exclaimed “I want that one! That’s a good one.”

I ignored him, went right for the episode where Mokey joins the Minstrels.

He glanced at the TV while the theme bounced along. He pulled out the “Cars” legos, which I would end up building, but he could hand me the pieces I showed him and take the credit when everything was finished.

Cantus’ flute began and River’s head whipped around. I didn’t say anything, but I felt proud and like I had done some good in the world just by convincing the boys “This is a good show, I promise you’ll like it!” sometime last year. River finally looked away when the song was over, but the legos never had his full attention when there were singing Fraggles on the screen.

We didn’t actually watch any Gobo heavy episodes. The second episode was where Marjory is moved and it changes her. I didn’t pay particular attention to it either. But I don’t regret not having done so. I baby sit him tomorrow and we’ll watch some more “Fraggle Rock”. I’ll find a good Gobo-centric one… or three.

River is nearly the same age I was when Jim Henson died. I doubt that Jerry’s characters will be on the cover of TIME, honestly, but it’s a strange feeling to know that River won’t know Jerry in the present tense. Maybe he’ll latch on to the Muppets like me and my brother did and he’ll know performers by name and be blogging about them in twenty years. And maybe he won’t. I sincerely doubt he’ll remember that we watch “Fraggle Rock” in the days surrounding Jerry’s death and that he asked me, not the other way around, twenty years from now.

I don’t remember Jim Henson dying. I knew he was gone, I think. I remember watching “The Jim Henson Hour” and thinking how amazing Jim was, how friendly and how great getting a hug would be from him. And how awesome that white lion was.

Death usually brings awareness and appreciation. Either to someone’s work, or life in general. A lot of people say that the dead deserved to know, while they were still living, how much they were loved. We’re lucky, us fans, because I’m sure Jerry knew. We don’t have to worry about that. I think we’ll see a lot of The Count in the coming days, and i hope we can appreciate that a lot of people will discover, even if it’s only for a 3 minute news blurb, the man that we all knew was there the whole time, just below frame.

My favorite tiny memory of Jerry is a personal one. I never got to meet him but I did direct message him on Twitter when I discovered he had one. I asked him a question and he answered, though he didn’t know the info I was looking for. I thanked him anyway.

“You’re welcome, sunshine.” He replied. Jerry Nelson called me “sunshine”. And no, I will never stop telling people that. Not for as long as I live.

Jerry was a fantastic and moving performer, a terrific singer and someone that I will never, ever forget. He was the best smokey voiced ex-beatnik and the sweetest six year old frog. From all wise and all knowing pile of trash to a Fraggle who thought he was pretty wise and really cunning, and was usually kicked down a peg by the end of the episode… but boy did he have some groovy hats.

But most of all, best of all, Jerry Nelson was cooler than you. And that was awesome.

Jim Henson company parts ways with Chick-Fil-A
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rebecky_mo
Last week, Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy confessed what many already knew; that when it came to being Anti-Gay Marriage, the company was 'guilty as charged'.

Yesterday, The Jim Henson Company commented. From the Official FaceBook page:

The Jim Henson Company has celebrated and embraced diversity and inclusiveness for over fifty years and we have notified Chick-Fil-A that we do not wish to partner with them on any future endeavors.  Lisa Henson, our CEO is personally a strong supporter of gay marriage and has directed us to donate the payment we received from Chick-Fil-A to GLAAD.  (http://www.glaad.org/)

Not sure if this ought to be posted here, but it's nice to see the JHC taking a stand; as a company that creates so many characters to promote love and acceptance in so many ways, I'd hope for nothing less.

Donating the money CFA gives them to GLAAD is a nice touch as well. :D

Selling Pigs in space items
chibi_5
hi all!

I'm new, my name is Jessica ^-^ so my mom used to be a HUGE pig collector including Miss Piggy. Recently she is starting to sell her collection and we came across a "Pigs in Space" lunch box with thremous and cards. all dating back to the 70's.

heres a picture:
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shes asking $25 for the whole lot of pigs in space items. and I know for a fact she still has more. So if your interested in this item let me know ^-^ I dont mind shipping it anywhere in the world.

thankies! there are other for sale items on my journal ^-^

~Jessica




25 minute interview
Power converters & I are getting married
solidfoamsoul
A new interview with Brian Henson for "Big Think".


Well guys, it's official!
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rebecky_mo


We've also got some info on the new movie as scrounged across the internet!

~ Disney wants this sucker ASAP (as in, release for Summer 2013), but the directors (Nicholas Stoller and James Bobin) want to take more time with it than that.
~ Nicholas says it's going to be a "Comedy Caper" and will be Kermit-centric (as are many of the Muppet films)
~ No Jason Segal (as we heard), but Walter will be in it.
~ Other new Muppets will be introduced in #2.

Let's get some Kermit YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYY'S going on in this place!

Also, I think it's time we got some "Nicholas Stoller" and "James Bobin" tags for the comm; sounds like we'll be needing them for the next little while!

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