John Oliver and the cast of Sesame Street on lead poisoning

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In light of Flint lead catastrophe, John Oliver gets the cast of Sesame Street to update their 20-year-old segment warning kids to steer clear of lead paint, making it over into an economic parable about moral hazard and aligning incentives. (via Rolling Stone) Read the rest

Watch Jack White and The Muppets sing Stevie Wonder

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On the season finale of The Muppets, Jack White and the Electric Mayhem covered Stevie Wonder's "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life." The single will be released as a 7" vinyl single from White's Third Man Records.

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Bake: Cookie Monster bark

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Melt chocolate into slabs, coat with blue candy-melts, and stud with broken oreos and edible googly eyes and voila: it's as though you blenderized a thousand Cookie Monsters, rolled them flat, and baked them. Read the rest

Watch Dave Grohl's drum battle with The Muppets' Animal

Pssssh... Animal all day. Below, Grohl and Electric Mayhem perform the Foo Fighters' "Learn to Fly."

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Rowlf the dog gives a dramatic reading of “Grim Grinning Ghosts.”

Part of the ongoing Disneyland/Muppet crossover video series: I'm away from home and blogging this so that my daughter sees it! Read the rest

M.W.A: Fozzie and Kermit do Express Yourself by N.W.A

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AnimalRobot always does great mashups, and this timely version of Fozzie Bear doing N.W.A's "Express Yourself" taps into the moment's zeitgeist. Read the rest

WATCH: Jungle Boogie by Muppets' Electric Mayhem with Sam the Eagle

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Not even straight-laced Sam the Eagle can resist the funky riffs of Kool & the Gang when laid down by The Electric Mayhem. Read the rest

Mad Max: Muppet Road

JoopaDoops on Deviant Art explains:

“I love the Muppets so I tend to picture them as all kinds of pop culture phenoms. In this case, once I pictured Dr. Teeth as Immortan Joe, I had to make it happen. Painted in Photoshop CS4 in June 2015.”

Mad Max Mayhem [JoopaDoops/Deviant Art] (Thanks, Fipi Lele!) Read the rest

The Muppets do Digital Underground's 'The Humpty Dance'

Fantastic mashup. Gonzo as Shock G. Read the rest

Muppets tea-ad is brilliant (shame about the tea)

"Be More Tea," an ad for Lipton's tea, is sheer genius: Kermit finds himself tempest-tossed in a hard, uncaring version of Manhattan where everyone is an avatar of Animal. Through calmness and good nature, he tames the city and rescues Miss Piggy. It's a lovely message about the power to change the world by changing how you respond to it, and funny besides.

Shame that the tea isn't very good.

How To #BeMoreTea with Lipton & The Muppets! (via IO9) Read the rest

Muppets Character Encyclopedia

Bios and trivia on all your favorite Muppets! The Muppet Character Encyclopedia appears to be the perfect guide to introduce young children to the entire cast and crew of the Muppets.

This would have come in very handy when I introduced my daughter Hannah to the Muppet Show, last year.

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RIP, John Henson, son of Jim Henson

John Henson, son of Muppets creator Jim Henson, has died at 48 from a heart-attack. Henson, who had no history of heart problems, was a board member of the Jim Henson Company, and sometimes played Sweetums in Muppet movies and shows. Read the rest

Swedish Chef/Gordon Ramsay cook-off

As the joyous day of new Muppet movie looms, there are more and more little "muppisodes" surfacing: in this cameo-saturated, seven-minute delight, the Swedish Chef has a cook-off with Gordon Ramsay. It's just fab.

Check out this AWESOME "Muppisode" with the Muppets and a special guest star! (via IO9) Read the rest

Vampire Kermit vs Vincent Price

Well, that happened.

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Muppet Danny Boy, the only St Paddy's celebration you need

In what's becoming a regular St Paddy's tradition around here, here's the Muppet Danny Boy you know you want to hear but were afraid to ask for.

Amanda Visell's handcarved Muppets

Amanda Visell's new Muppet Show Wood Idols drive me wild! Read the rest

#SESAME-GATE: A flowchart for the Kevin Clash Elmo sex scandal

The Kevin Clash/Elmo scandal, and its many furry tentacles, all broken down in one handy flowchart by Hilary Sargent.

Click here for the full chart: JPEG, PDF. Read the rest

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