The Happytime Murders wants to shock us with its Muppet-style puppets who curse, patronize porn shops, snort drugs, and jizz silly string, but the only truly shocking thing is just how inept the movie is. This is the kind of movie where a character whispers to someone a few feet away so that the person standing…
Everything that was once old and then became new and then got old again is once again new. See what I did there? I rebooted an aphorism. You like reboots don’t you? Hollywood is quite sure of it, and when has Hollywood ever been wrong?
The man who took over voicing Kermit the Frog after the 1990 death of Jim Henson has been fired, and the reason why depends on who’s telling the story.
Miss Piggy, domesticated swine superstar and former partner of a sad amphibian named Kermit, would like her fans to know that she does not need a man in her life. And though, yes, she is technically a puppet incapable of speaking, moving, or fucking—she literally needs a man (she’s performed by one named Eric Jacobsen…
The perpetually outraged anti-gay, anti-fun group One Million Moms has returned from the swoon they fell into upon seeing a yogurt ad with lesbians in it, and they wish to warn you, the concerned parents of America, that the Muppets are no longer what they seem. They’re sexier. They’re having sex.
The summer of 2015 has been filled with celebrity breakups and the deconstructed portmanteaus that follow. In the past 24 hours alone, we’ve seen the end of Gwavin, Rebarvel, and Zerrie. And now, as though the dead horse of love hasn’t been beaten enough this season, ageless felt icons Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog…
It’s mad early in the year to be thinking about fall TV, I know. But the whole point of May Upfronts—where networks preview their upcoming programs—is for advertisers and critics (and all you lowly viewers) to get a taste of the best and trashiest shows guaranteed to be on television for decades.
Already a world-famous actress, published author, fashion queen and karate black belt, the one and only Miss Piggy can now add the title of feminist icon to her resume. The Renaissance Muppet is the latest to be honored by the Brooklyn Museum’s Sackler Center with a First Award, which celebrates female trailblazers.…
Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar, is finally getting his moment in the limelight with the documentary I Am Big Bird. The film is set to hit theaters on May 6th and what the fuck? What is happening to my face? Water. Water emerging from my eyes in an unstoppable waterfall of…
This is completely wrong. All of it. So, so, wrong.
How is everyone's Wednesday? Are you having a good day? Anyone in need of a Muppets video? I thought so!
Mad Men and 90's dating show star Jon Hamm continued his reign of almost disgusting handsomeness during his most recent visit to Sesame Street. This time, he taught one of the show's resident Muppets about emotions.
NAILED IT. After listening to this, I now, finally understand what curling is and how it works. Also, if you listen closely, the Swedish Chef also explained quantum physics, and now I totally am a master of that as well.
After years of very publicly attempting to drag Kermit the Frog down the aisle, it looks like Miss Piggy will finally get her heart's desire in Muppets Most Wanted. There'll be a wedding at the Tower of London, where she'll wear a gown specially designed by Vivienne Westwood.
The game is on: Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch does some super-sleuthing in this PBS clip, with a little help from some famous friends. Counterbatch! To be honest, the allegedly perplexing puzzle is rather elementary, but what it lacks in difficulty it makes up for in cute.
Miley Cyrus arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY awards - salute to industry icons with Clive Davis, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
Shut the whole thing down! The internet has FINALLY agreed on something. Surely this must mean a rip in space-time continuum or something, right? Or maybe it just means a new Muppet movie is on its way and everyone is stoked about it.
Oh no. This is not happy news. Lady Gaga's Thanksgiving Special with the Muppets did not do as well as expected in the ratings, despite guest appearances from stars such as Sir Elton John and my secret imaginary dream mother, Ru Paul.
Not really. They're both quite chipper. And completely adorable. Sigh.