Show #166 – June 13, 2010

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It’s a Muppet Trivia Showdown! I face off against the lads from in a no-holds-barred uber-fan matchup to see once and for all who holds the most useless Muppet facts in their head! Monsters and explosions abound!

The MuppetCast is sponsored by Swanson PC and Bell, Book & Comic. Life should be more Fun!

The Dayton Disneyana Convention is next weekend in Dayton, OH. Hope to see you there!

Here’s the original, classic footage of Gene Shalit and Jim Henson discussing the famous NBC painted pipes.

And here, in the same space decades later, are Frank Oz (who helped Jim paint the original project) and news anchor Brian Williams.

Finally, here’s the footage from the TODAY Show, featuring Jimmy Fallon and Frank Oz unveiling the pipes as the newest stop on the studio tour! It was Fallon’s idea to feature this as an official exhibit, and our hats go off to him for that.

The new Muppet film has an official release date! Most people wouldn’t get too excited about a movie that doesn’t come out until Christmas Day 2011, but we Muppet fans are truly a different breed.

Z from the GeekDad blog tells us about some cool new Sesame Street games coming to you local Nintendo DS or Wii.

Jim Henson’s Fantastic World is now on display at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. Check out their official website for more details.

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Have a great week!


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Steve is a lifelong Muppet fan. He is the owner of FanPress, a media company specializing in telling inspiring stories in fandom. He is also a musician, songwriter, and teacher. Currently his favorite instrument is the ukulele. As such, he recently launched UcanUke, a music coaching website, where students of all ages and skill levels can learn in personalized online lessons.

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