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Answers: Muppet Quiz

posted by Nell Minow

1. Can you guess the writer who provided the narration for this 1968 commercial featuring The Muppets? William Burroughs 2.  What Oscar-winning actor co-starred with the Muppets as Scrooge in “A Muppet Christmas Carol?” Michael Caine 3.  Which Muppet is […]

Muppet Christmas: Carol of the Bells

posted by Nell Minow

Tina Fey Meets the Muppets: “Muppets Most Wanted” Sneak Peek

posted by Nell Minow

Tribute: Sesame Street’s Jerry Nelson

posted by Nell Minow

We bid a sad farewell to Jerry Nelson of Sesame Street, and the Muppets, who has died at age 78.  He will probably be best remembered for providing the voice of The Count. He was also featured as Sherlock Hemlock. […]

A Christmas Carol — The Top Five Versions

posted by Nell Minow

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is my favorite Christmas story and I love it in just about any of its movie incarnations. “Bah, humbugs” have been muttered by Scrooges played by top-notch dramatic actors like George C. Scott and Albert Finney, former Miss America Vanessa Williams, […]

The Muppets: Carol of the Bells

posted by Nell Minow

Happy Halloween from The Muppets!

posted by Nell Minow

The Return of Statler and Waldorf

posted by Nell Minow

On “The Muppet Show,” Statler and Waldorf (named for stately old hotels) were the two cranky old guys in the balcony who comment sarcastically on the performance.  I’m glad to see that they are on top of internet culture!  Looking […]

Smile of the Week: ‘Sesame Street’ Does ‘Glee!’

posted by Nell Minow

A Tribute to A Great Partnership — The Muppets’ Jim Henson and Frank Oz

posted by Nell Minow

The Museum of the Moving Image’s fabulous exhibit, Jim Henson’s Fantastic World, opens this weekend!

Smile of the Week: Muppet Joy!

posted by Nell Minow

More from the Muppets

posted by Nell Minow

The Wrap reports that the Muppets are having a comeback. After being put to pasture a few years ago following a string of disappointing films and a ho-hum return to TV, the Muppets are a pop culture phenomenon once again. […]

L’Shana Tova (Muppet remix)

posted by Nell Minow

The Muppets’ theme song is remixed to wish everyone a sweet new year.

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

posted by rkumar
B+
Lowest Recommended Age:Preschool
MPAA Rating:G
Movie Release Date:1999
B+
Lowest Recommended Age: Preschool
MPAA Rating: G
Movie Release Date: 1999

When Elmo’s favorite friend, his beloved blanket, is tossed into Oscar’s trash can, Elmo goes in after it, only to find himself transported to Grouchland, where grouches cut off the flowers and keep the stems and you get put in […]

Previous Posts

Dick Van Dyke to Guest Star on "The Middle"
My all-time favorite sitcom is "The Dick Van Dyke Show."  Though I've seen every episode many times, I still watch them on Hulu.  And some of the best were the ones featuring Van Dyke's real-life brother Jerry as Rob Petrie's brother, Stacy. ...

posted 8:00:06am Apr. 20, 2015 | read full post »

The Hobbit: The Definitive Movie Posters
The Hobbit: The Definitive Movie Posters is a gorgeous new book and a must-have for all would-be denizens of Middle Earth. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTI5XHs-odg[/youtube] ...

posted 3:16:48pm Apr. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Ebertfest #3 -- The "Ida" Panel
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk2--Y8hfqQ[/youtube] Thanks to Matt Zoller Seitz, Sheila O'Malley, and Todd Rendleman for our superb discussion about this year's Oscar winner for best foreign language movie, "Ida." ...

posted 8:59:24am Apr. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Movies vs. Science -- The Worst Science Mistakes on Film
The Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum used to have a great little video with a claymation Albert Einstein shaking his head over the many mistakes in sci-fi movies. "They're breaking my rule!" he exclaimed. As the animated genius went on to ...

posted 8:00:59am Apr. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Trailer: Ant-Man
Okay, I admit I was skeptical. I was thinking along the lines of Teeny Little Super Guy from Sesame Street. But I love Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, and Corey Stoll and this trailer has me sold. [iframe width="560" height="315" ...

posted 3:25:31pm Apr. 18, 2015 | read full post »

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