Posts Tagged: the muppets

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #24: Must I Be an Angry April Fool?

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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. I don’t suppose I can.” […]

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Best Buds: Kermit the Frog and Jack White

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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.

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Dave Grohl vs. Animal

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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 […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Wanting To Dance

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It just felt so comfortable to slide back into singing, “She Loves You,” and know for that moment, everything was the same.

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The Rumpus Interview with Yumi Sakugawa

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Yumi Sakugawa discusses her latest book, Ikebana, discovering meditation, exploring blank spaces, and drawing a world of sentient oranges and one-eyed monsters.

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On My Way to Where the Air Is Sweet

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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. She slipped easily in and […]

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The Muppets & ODB

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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. Or, maybe you just recognize them as that goofy retro children’s schtick that people get so nostalgic […]

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Muppet Lessons

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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 […]

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