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Sesame Street Is Introducing a Muppet Character With Autism

The Muppet, named Julia, isn't new to the block. She's been seen in the Sesame Street's storybooks since 2015. But the inclusion of Julia on the live-action show is important—so much so that she's making headlines around the world.

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Muppet Babies Returns to Television With Disney Junior Show

Popular 80s cartoon Muppet Babies will be returning to television on Disney Junior.

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Fifty Shades of Muppets Parody Is Way Better Than Fifty Shades of Grey

An admittedly low bar to clear.

We've got a new, actual Fifty Shades movie on the way in the not-too-distant future, but you could just watch this "Fifty Shades of Muppets" trailer for two hours instead. I promise that'd be way more fun, based on how painful the original movie was to get through.

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Free Tears: Brian Henson and The Muppet Performers Talk Honoring Jim Henson’s Spirit Through The Muppet Christmas Carol

Come in, and know me better man!

In context, it's not surprising that the creative team was able to honor Dickens' depiction of mortality and grief, considering Christmas Carol was the first Muppet movie made after Jim Henson's untimely death in 1990 from pneumonia.

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Wisconsin School Board Member Thinks Muppets Book “Too Graphic” for Kindergarteners

It doesn't get more myopic and ridiculous than this, folks. Mary Carney, a Marshfield, Wisconsin School Board member is currently fighting what she thinks is a worthwhile fight for the children of her state. She wants to ban the Muppets book, For Every Child, a Better World from the kindergarten curriculum. Why? Because it's "too graphic" for their pristine little heads.

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Things We Saw Today: Bryan Cranston’s Boy Band M3n Not Boyz Serenade You With Minivan Lyrics

"You need someone who's going to stand up for you. Someone who still doesn't believe in ATMs or emojis."

Upset that One Direction is taking a break? Of course you are. Bryan Cranston, Reggie Watts, and James Corden have formed M3n Not Boyz to fill the void and sing you their new hit single "I Can't Be Your Boy (Cuz I'm a Grown Man)."

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Dave Grohl vs Animal, Man vs Muppet Drum-Off on The Muppets

Dave Grohl is apparently going to be facing off against Animal (of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem fame... oh yeah, and the Muppets) on an upcoming episode of The Muppets.

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Muppets and Fanfic and Zombies, Oh My! ReedPOP Officially Announces Line-Up for New York Super Week

I await you!

ReedPOP has just announced its lineup of nerdy events for the second-annual New York Comic-Con Super Week, and there's a lot to be hype for.

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A Dramatic Muppet Reading of “It’s a Small World,” Featuring Animal and Floyd Pepper

Have you ever wanted to hear some Muppets do a dramatic reading of "It's a Small World After All," that incessantly earwormy song from the Disney ride? If so, you've got very specific wants, my friend.

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Things We Saw Today: The Unicorns, A Geek Girl Photo Book You Should Definitely Check Out

Have you ever been to any kind of geek or geek-adjacent event and felt kind of... alone? Isolated? Kind of like you're the last unicorn or something? Well, don't worry, because you are not alone, and this Kickstarter for a rad photo book aims to prove just that.

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Nintendo’s E3 Puppets Were Actual Muppets, Mario Creator Shigeru Miyamoto Visits the Workshop

Our soft, fuzzy bodies are ready.

Last year, Nintendo went with Robot Chicken-style action figure stop motion animation to present their wares at E3, so this year they topped it with puppets. Puppets made by the actual Jim Henson workshop. So if you shouted, "Oh my God, Nintendo MUPPETS!" like a large portion of our editorial staff during their show, you were pretty much dead-on.

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Miss Piggy: Style Icon, Karate Icon, and Now, Award-Winning Feminist Icon


Miss Piggy is the latest recipient - in a list that includes trailblazers like Sandra Day O'Connor, Toni Morrison, and director-choreographer Susan Stroman - of the Sackler Center First Award, an award presented by the Brooklyn Museum's Center for Feminist Art.

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The Muppets Help Explain Why Quicksilver’s Speed Would Actually Destroy Everything in Its Path

You didn't see that coming?

Lots of superpowers seem cool in a science-vacuum, but when you start adding in the real-world laws of physics, they can become terrifying pretty quickly. Look at Quicksilver's speed for example: Unless he's running in a literal vacuum, he's going to leave a lot of destruction in his equally literal wake.

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Clips From the Muppets’ Return to TV Brighten Our Bleak, Bleak Worlds

We need Miss Piggy, and we need Kermit, and we need them now.

The Muppets are set to return to television next month in Muppet Moments on Disney Junior, and the gang's all here to play the music, light the lights, and bring joy into our hearts—which we could all really use right now.

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Gerard Parkes, Fraggle Rock‘s Doc, Has Passed Away

"Dance your cares away / Worry's for another day."

It's a sad story for Fraggle fans today, as Gerard Parkes - better known as Doc - has passed away.

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Start The Music, Light The Lights: Disney’s New Muppets Show Debuts Today!

My inner Statler and Waldorf are pleased.

Thank God it's Flailday Friday, and not just because the weekend is nigh! Today marks the debut of the new Disney Drive-On With the Muppets original series, which will release two new episodes every Friday from now until "a limited time." You can check out the show's musical trailer above, as well as a clip from the first episode below.

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These Game of Thrones Rabbit Figurines Make Us Hopping Mad

They'll kill you with their nasty, pointy teeth.

Hopping mad that we don't own them, that is.

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Things We Saw Today: A Giant Cardboard Velociraptor With Googly Eyes

Things We Saw Today

We get a lot of emails about Kickstarter campaigns around these parts, but this one—"KitRex: the 3D paper velociraptor that you build yourself!"—caught our eye. Fun tip: Having a campaign that involves dinosaurs and googly eyes never hurts. (Thanks to tipster Amy)

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Kermit and Fozzie Talk Existence and Ennui in 1979 Camera Test

What's it even meeeaaaaan to be reeeaaaaaaal, maaaaaaan?

Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, voiced by Jim Henson and Frank Oz respectively, got into some deep stuff while talking for a camera test from The Muppet Movie. Is Fozzie a real bear? Fozzie also does a comedy set for cows, and Miss Piggy pressures Kermit into buying a house they can't afford.

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This Guy Puts Your Fozzie Bear Impression to Shame and Sings “Rainbow Connection” as Every Muppet

In the next Muppet movie, they all need to be rescued from Brock Baker's throat.

Brock Baker is a one man Muppet Chorus, which is no easy feat. I mean, sure some of the Muppets shared voice actors, but to get such a wide range of them perfectly can't be easy. So, let him serenade you with the classic "Rainbow Connection" as every Muppet and enjoy that little moment on each one when you register which Muppet he is.

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