Show #205 – June 12, 2011

In Podcast by Steve Swanson1 Comment

It’s the season finale of The MuppetCast, and boy do we go out with a bang! Capping off the 2010-2011 season is a spectacular giveaway of an authentic “The Muppets” movie poster, direct from Disney’s Muppet Studios! One lucky winner will hear their name announced before the show is over.

If you weren’t the winner this time, you still have one more chance to win this poster (I have two to give away). If you come to Dayton Disneyana on June 25 and enter to win The MuppetCast’s special drawing that day, you just might hold the winning ticket and take it home!

The MuppetCast has been sponsored this year by our friends at The Fingerbucket Report and Bell, Book & Comic. Life should be more Fun!

Wanna see what you’ll look like as a Whatnot? Muppet fan artist Dave Hulteen is ready to oblige! Check out Dave’s “Puppetize Yourself” website today.

Have you seen the two teaser trailers for “The Muppets”? Check out the official Muppets YouTube channel!

The Disney Parks Blog has the skinny on the new Muppet Star Wars figures, coming to the parks this fall.

The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens, NY is opening the (as of this writing) final leg of the Jim Henson’s Fantastic World exhibit, starting July 16 and running until January 16, 2012.

David Blain sent two links recently:
50 Muppet Characters and their Real-Life Acting Counterparts
Bert chats with SNL’s Andy Samberg

Nic Lemon sent a link to Success Magazine’s profile of the Jim Henson Company. A great read!

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Brian Kolm (owner of AtomicBearPress.com) heard The MuppetCast’s rebroadcast of the out-of-print soundtrack LP of “The Muppet Musicians of Bremen” and recognized the voice of actress Carol Channing. He remembers Channing’s similar performance on a record of “Archy and Mehitabel“, based on the stories of Don Marquis.

Thanks for listening to this season of The MuppetCast! Questions/Comments about the Muppets or The MuppetCast can be emailed to me@muppetcast.com, or called in to the voicemail line at 614-364-4270. Follow the show on Twitter and join the Facebook page too!

Have a great Summer! See you back here in the Fall!

-Steve

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