Show #263 – September 21, 2015

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Michael Frith Inside Fraggle Rock MapThis week we go down to Fraggle Rock, thanks to Jarrid and Teresa from the NYC wing of The MuppetCast! They attended “Inside Fraggle Rock,” an event recently held at the Museum of the Moving Image, and recorded the experience for the podcast. The event featured special guests Michael Frith (Conceptual Designer) and his wife, Kathy Mullen (performer, Mokey Fraggle)

Inside Fraggle Rock

(From the Museum of the Moving Image website) Long before Game of Thrones, HBO had another hit series that took place in a fantasy world filled with remarkable creatures. In Fraggle Rock, which made its debut in 1983, Fraggles, Gorgs, and Doozers all lived in an interconnected eco-system, where—even if they didn’t realize it—they relied on one another to survive. Conceptual Designer Michael K. Frith and performer Kathy Mullen (a.k.a. Mokey) join us to present a thrilling compilation of Fraggle Rock episodes and rare behind-the-scenes clips, and share their unique perspective on one of Jim Henson’s most beloved productions. Program duration: 90 minutes.

Michael Frith Traveling Matt Sketch Inside Fraggle Rock

The Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI)

The Museum of the Moving Image exists to expand public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique and technology of film, television, and digital media by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts via multimedia exhibitions and educational programming.

The Jim Henson Legacy

Established in 1992, The Jim Henson Legacy was created by family and friends in response to the extraordinary interest in the life and work of Jim Henson. The organization is dedicated to preserving and perpetuating Jim Henson’s contributions to the worlds of puppetry, television, motion pictures, special effects and media technology.

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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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