I’m very happy to welcome Patrick Bristow to the podcast this week to discuss his involvement in the Jim Henson Company‘s Puppet Up! Uncensored, and their new show Stuffed and Unstrung. Patrick is the host and director of both of these puppet improv productions, and continues to work closely with Brian Henson on these projects.
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Have you heard? Lulu’s back in town!
Were you a member of the original Muppet Show Fan Club? Even if you weren’t you can relive those days here on the Muppet Wiki.
Are you a Muppet fan in the UK? Is it possible for you to be in London on May 16? We’re looking at forming a Muppet fan meet in London on that date, and I want to see how many people might possibly be there. Please email me and let me know if you’re interested in attending.
Listener Corey Orsini has a daily vlog on YouTube right here. Enjoy!
Michele Greenmier has a link to an up-close and personal look at the new Muppet Vinylmation set, currently on sale at WDW! She also sent a link to a T-shirt from The Onion that every listener of this podcast should own. AND she has a link to Disney Shopping where you can pick up the new Muppet water bottle. Great stuff Michele!
Renee Angely has three YouTube links that, in her opinion, reflect some of Richard Hunt’s best and funniest work:
Darrin Granter found the first two episodes of the Terry Angus project “Blizzard Island.” Terry has been on The MuppetCast in the past talking about performing Muppet characters in Fraggle Rock, and right alongside Jim Henson in several projects!
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPUlOru5IIY
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPGmhAPth6g
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmOxig5wckQ
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3zCEW_N3wQ
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsmSSQYT95E
Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tShJmJPGb9Q
And speaking of Terry Angus, he’s got a brand new puppet for sale on eBay that YOU can own! Click here to check it out!
In the news, the Jim Henson Company recently announced the recipients of the fifth annual Jim Henson Honors:
The Jim Henson Celebration Honor: Steve Jobs, Apple CEO
The Jim Henson Community Honor: 826 National, a tutoring, writing, and publishing organization
The Jim Henson Creativity Honor: Neill Blomkamp, director of the film “District 9”
The Jim Henson Technology Honor: YouTube Symphony Orchestra, the world’s first collaborative orchestra
Composer-lyricist Paul Williams (“Rainbow Connection”, among many other hits) is being honored by the Goodspeed Opera House. He will receive the Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater at a special gala June 12. Congratulations Paul!
Loretta Long, the actress who plays Gordon’s wife Susan on Sesame Street, was recently hit by a car near her New Jersey home. It looks like she will make a full recovery, thank goodness, and our best wishes are with Ms. Long as she rests up.
Sesame Workshop recently announced a new partnership with Hasbro, replacing their former partner Mattel. Among the myriad new offerings down the road from Hasbro are Sesame Street Play-Doh playsets!
Emilio Delgado, Sesame Street actor and friend of the show, recently appeared in “The Park”.
GeekDad blog writer Matt Blum has posted a nice collection of 10 Sesame Street news videos featuring reporter Kermit the Frog. Remember when we got our news from Kermit?
Sesame Workshop has also parntered with Aniboom, the world’s first virtual animation studio, for the Fourth Annual Aniboom Awards! Click here for more information and submission guidelines.
Have you picked up the new Muppet King Arthur #1 comic from BOOM Kids? ComicBookResources.com has the review.
And finally, John Tartaglia is opening a new original production this March called “Imaginocean.” Looks like a fun family show! Check out the show’s official website.
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Have a great week!