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Cookie Monster’s Early Work

The New York Times just ran an article on “Jim Henson’s Fantastic World,” an exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. (Has anybody been? I’m sensing a field trip.) One thing The Times mentioned was the origin of Cookie Monster, who evolved from The Wheel-Stealer—a snack-pilfering puppet Jim Henson created to promote Wheels, [...]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Bryan Cranston

Actor Bryan Cranston finally made his triumphant return as Breaking Bad’s Walter White last week. In honor of the critically acclaimed show’s fourth season, let’s take a look at five things you may not know about its Emmy-winning leading man. 1. He’s Got Experience as a Carny Cranston earned a two-year degree in police science, but [...]

Breaking Bad‘s Super Intense Gus Was Big Bird’s Camp Counselor

On Breaking Bad Giancarlo Esposito plays Gus Fring, one of the scariest characters on television. But Joel Keller of New York Magazine scanned Esposito’s IMDb profile and noticed a curious credit from 1982: On your IMDB profile there’s a series of bad guys and maybe some cops and other folks, and then at the very end, [...]