When I attended professional acting school back in 1986 (the MFA program at UC Irvine, I proudly remark), I had a teacher ask me once, “Charles, are you able to feel any authentic emotion other than anger?” I paused for a bit and considered the question, before answering, truthfully, “No....more
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Earlier this year, we wrote about how The Muppets arranged a drum-off between Dave Grohl and Animal, and now, as the show nears its season finale, Jack White and Kermit the Frog belt out some tunes in Kermit’s car. Watch a preview of White’s appearance via Pitchfork, and catch the full performance on the show’s season finale, which aired last night....more
In what is a hilariously good match-up on many levels, Consequence of Sound shared a video of Dave Grohl and Animal from The Muppets battling it out on the drums at the end of a recent episode. It’s pretty amazing. And, check out Pitchfork’s list of the other best musical moments on The Muppets through the years for more!...more
Manzano’s gift to us, the power of her presence, lies in the fullness of Maria’s humanity. While still being proudly brown and representing Nuyorican excellence in all its glory, Maria never became a caricature, never boxed herself into the facile images of Latinos that American television sometimes still offers up.
If you’re anywhere near Generation X, The Muppets constitute a heavy portion of your childhood’s reference points—possibly they even contributed heavily to your value system as you put in time watching Jim Henson’s puppets during those hours out of school....more
The Muppets taught us to think for ourselves, innovate, follow our dreams and make the world a better place.
Head over to Salon to learn how the Muppets helped shape a generation of artists and businesspeople, and taught 50 million Americans growing up in the 70s and 80s the value of creativity....more
Breaking down the resolutions of three specific conflicts over the course of the “Classic Muppet years,” this article reveals examples for anyone attempting to preserve their art while also making money.
“…The lesson to take away from Henson’s management style is to freely and honestly give no for an answer, to listen well and then say it calmly but firmly, to protect the quality of your work....more