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The Late Movies: Fictional Bands

Do you have a song that just pops in your head sometimes? Even if you haven’t heard it for weeks or months? A few weeks ago, “That Thing You Do,” the theme from the movie of the same name weaseled its way into my brain and my toes have been tapping ever since. When I [...]

The Pitch for The Muppet Show

Wow. Here’s the original pitch Jim Henson made to sell The Muppet Show to CBS. It’s a slow build — things only start getting wacky around the one-minute mark, but go completely nuts by the end. This is brilliant. According to Muppet Wiki, there was a little clip at the end [...]

The Wonderfully Weird Muppet Show Pilot

(Video Link) Like most television shows, The Muppet Show’s pilot was quite different than the show itself ended up being. In this case, the original didn’t feature Kermit as the host and did feature a lot more adult humor. Don’t miss the other three parts of the pilot over at Laughing Squid. Via Laughing Squid

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 [...]

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 [...]