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The Time Douglas Adams Met Jim Henson

“Kermit and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew in the digitally created world of the Muppet Institute of Technology, 1985.” -Image © The Jim Henson Company On September 13, 1983, Jim Henson and author Douglas Adams had dinner for the first time. Henson noted the event in his “Red Book” journal, in characteristic short-form style: ‘Dinner with Douglas [...]

Beaker, Zombie Hunter

Our pal Geeks Are Sexy continues to upload tons of very neat photos of cosplayers at Dragon*Con 2012 (previously) This one, photographed by Nate Buchman, tapped the invincibility of Beaker to fight zombies. I mean, [...]

The Late Movies: Beaker

Who is your favorite Muppet? I am partial to Dr. Bunsen Honeydew’s long-suffering assistant, Beaker. Here are some of his finer moments. Ode to Joy Ten-part, or whatever harmony! For a lab assistant, he’s not bad! * Beaker Gets Multiplied Beaker falls into a multiplier machine. From The Muppet Show. * Coffee How much caffeine can you get into a Beaker? * Beaker’s Interview A red [...]

Muppet Album Covers

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew has finally driven Beaker so completely insane that he’s indistinguishable from Iron Maiden’s iconic Eddie the Head. Brian Snoddy made this altered cover. At the link, you can find one of Gonzo as Ted Nugent. Link | Artist’s Website

Crocheted Dr. Bunsen Honeydew Glasses Holder

Dr. Bunsen Honeydew of Muppet Labs doesn’t actually have eyes, but his glasses are stylin’. Craftster member djonesgirl made this crocheted model of his head so you have a place to put your glasses. You can find her pattern at the link. Link -via Geek Crafts

Oh, Meep! High School Principal Bans Nonsensical Word

Danvers High School Principal Thomas Murray was not amused – I repeat, not amused – when kids in his school started saying the word “meep.” Anyone caught uttering or displaying the word of choice of Beaker, the orange-haired muppet from The Muppet Show, will be – gasp – suspended! It’s no surprise that using bad language [...]