Show #253 – June 14, 2015

In Podcast by Steve Swanson

After a brief pause in production due to a zapped computer, The MuppetCast is back in action! This week we name the winner of the final leg of the Great Muppet Haiku Contest of 2015. That, and a lot of Muppet news makes this a packed episode that I think you’ll really love!

The Great Muppet Haiku Contest

Contests are always a fun way for listeners to contribute to the show, so listen in for more contests (with more prizes) in the near future. This show lives and breathes because of your constant friendship and support, so thank you to everyone who wrote a haiku or two…or three…or twenty!

Show Links

Sonia Manzano’s official website. Sonia has decided to retire after 44 years of playing Maria on Sesame Street.

Miss Piggy received the First award from the Sackler Center. After all these years, it’s about time she got some media attention!

The Wall Street Journal interview with Jeffrey D. Dunn, the new CEO of Sesame Workshop. Dunn comments about the reorganization he’s leading in the company, and where he sees Sesame heading in the future.

Sesame Street Go is the new official streaming channel for Sesame Street content. You can access the channel on Roku TV boxes, as well as smartphones, tablets, and desktop computers everywhere.

The official press release giving the details of Sesame Street Go, for Roku and other streaming platforms.

Federico San Martin was recently named VP of Global Consumer Products for the Jim Henson Company.

Filming has begun for Jim Henson’s “The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow”, directed by Kirk Thatcher. The project will be a TV movie.

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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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