The Muppets have long been great at putting together hilarious short videos, and for July 4th, who better than Sam the American Eagle to commemorate the birth of the United States?
Star Wars and The Muppets have long been linked, thanks to Frank Oz's work bringing the likes of Fozzie, Miss Piggy, and of course Yoda, to life. But the worlds mix a little more closely in this gallery of recently uncovered photos, showing Kermit and Miss Piggy paying the set of The Empire Strikes Back a visit.
Prior to The Muppet Show, Jim Henson had the reputation as one heck of a pitchman. So when it came time to sell CBS on the variety program in the 1970s, Henson and his team assembled a grandiose reel promising executives a lucrative demographic of "intellectual eggheads" and "dirty, cynical hippies."
Royalty is expected to hobnob among the commoners, but Princess Diana certainly didn't see this encounter coming when she woke up on December 1, 1986. At the Labyrinth Royal Premiere, Henson and the friendly monster Ludo ended up chatting with Di and Prince Charles about anti-Fraggle poaching charities or the…
As wonderful as the new Muppet movie is, it could, like all things in like, use more Bunsen and Beaker. In this deleted scene, our favorite puppet crackpot inventor shows off his remote controlled bowling ball, with predictably disastrous results.
Here's the moment in The Muppets that broke my brain. Walter and his weirdly fleshy brother Gary face a perplexing identity crisis — trying to decide whether they want to describe themselves as humans or Muppets. The implications for identity politics are staggering.
Another muppet parody has been released, showing Sam the Eagle in the rugged, leather Captain America gear. We kind of love these Disney Marvel mash-ups. Please please please do a Ms. Piggy/Asbestos Lady combination next!