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'''Muppet Wiki''' is a collaborative project to create an encyclopedia for everything related to '''[[Jim Henson]]''' and '''[[the Muppets]]'''. The Wiki format allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to create a comprehensive database for Muppet fans. Check out our '''[[Muppet Wiki FAQ]]''' to help you get started!
 
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<div style="text-align: justify; margin-left: 2px; margin-bottom: 16px; margin-top: 10px;"> '''Muppet Wiki''' is a collaborative encyclopedia for everything related to '''[[Jim Henson]]''', '''''[[Sesame Street]]''''', '''''[[The Muppet Show]]''''', and '''[[The Walt Disney Company#The Muppets Studio (2004-present)|The Muppets Studio]]'''. Right now, we currently have [[Special:AllPages|{{NUMBEROFARTICLES}}]] pages total and you can help us! This wiki's format also allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to create a comprehensive database for fans of the [[What is a Muppet?|Muppets]].</div>
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'''''The Word on the Street''''': ''Sesame Street'' is now in its [[Season 45 (2014)|45th season]], featuring guest stars such as [[One Direction]], [[Ian McKellen|Sir Ian McKellen]] and first lady [[Michelle Obama]]. Coming in 2015 will be the [[Tribeca Film Festival|Tribeca Film]] release of ''[[I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story]]''. Also in store for next year will be a new line of [[Funko]] ''Sesame Street'' vinyl figures; the first of which, [[Funko#Sesame Street|Super Grover]], was unveiled at [[New York Comic Con]] last month. New and upcoming video releases include the DVDs ''[[M is for Mystery]]'', ''[[Elmo's Super Numbers]]'' and ''[[Elmo's World: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes]] (coming in January)''.
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*'''December 5''' &#8226; '''Happy Birthday, Muppet Wiki!''' This website was launched on December 5, 2005 -- and in this year, we've created an enormous, crazy database, full of odd facts and interesting connections. As of this morning, there are 12,130 articles on the wiki -- including 1,766 [[:Category:Muppet Characters|Muppet Characters]], 548 [[:Category:Sesame Street Books|Sesame Street Books]], 521 [[:Category:Muppet Show Songs|Muppet Show Songs]], and 42 [[:Category:Grouches|Grouches]]. Muppet Wiki has everything from [[A]] to [[Z]], including [[Kermit the Frog]], [[Dave Goelz]], [[the Statue of Liberty]], [[Little Golden Books]], [[Cleopatra]] and [[Gorilla Suits]]. We've got [[the Sun]] and [[the Moon]], [[Superman]] and [[Batman]], and [[Statler and Waldorf]]. So far, 135 people have contributed to the wiki -- thank you to everyone who's helped to make the wiki a fun project to work on and to read! [[It Was a Very Good Year|It was a very good year]]...
 
   
*'''December 4''' &#8226; '''[[Saturday Night Live: The Complete First Season]]''': The box set is out in stores tomorrow -- your first chance to see the infamous [[Land of Gorch]] sketches on DVD. The set contains 14 Gorch sketches, including [[King Ploobis|King Ploobis']] disastrous [[Christmas]] party, [[Queen Peuta|Queen Peuta's]] torrid affair with [[Scred]], Scred's duet with [[Lily Tomlin]], and [[the Mighty Favog|the Mighty Favog's]] desperate offer to [[Chevy Chase]]: If Lorne Michaels doesn't fire the Muppets, Favog can get him [[the Beatles]]. The decline and fall of Gorch, all on one DVD set.
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'''''New Releases''''': The Muppets' eighth theatrical movie, ''[[Muppets Most Wanted]]'', is now available on [[Muppets Most Wanted (video)|video platforms]], including the "Unnecessarily Extended Edition" Blu-ray. The 2002 telefilm ''[[It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie]]'' is also available on [[It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (video)#Blu-ray|Blu-ray]]. New graphic novels from [[Archaia Entertainment|Archaia]] include the third installment of the ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' mini-series ''[[Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring|Journey to the Everspring]]'' (released December 10), and ''[[The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow#Graphic novel|The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow]]'' (released October 1), a comic revival of an unproduced story by [[Jim Henson]] and [[Jerry Juhl]], as adapted by [[Roger Langridge]].
   
*'''December 3''' &#8226; '''[[Bear in the Big Blue House Christmas Books]]''': If anybody knows how to celebrate the holidays, it's [[Bear]]. He decorates [[the Big Blue House]] within an inch of its life, he buys presents for rambunctious young animals, and he helps out [[Jack the Dog|the homeless]]. And with all that to do, he still found the time to star in four storybooks -- including ''[[Bear's Berry Christmas]]'', an adaptation of the 1999 special "[[Episode 325: A Berry Bear Christmas (1)|A Berry Bear Christmas]]".
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'''''Gerry Parkes (1924-2014)''''': Actor '''[[Gerry Parkes]]''' passed away on October 19 at the age of 90. Parkes was best known for portraying "[[Doc]]" on ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'', a role he reprised for the television special ''[[A Muppet Family Christmas]]''.
   
*'''December 2''' &#8226; '''[[Santa's Workshop]]''' is the home and assembly line workplace of [[Santa Claus]] and his [[elves]]. The workshop figures most prominently in ''[[The Great Santa Claus Switch]]'', where it lays adjacent to the cave of [[Cosmo Scam]] and his [[Frackles]]. [[Elmo]] has visited the workshop twice -- in ''[[Elmo Saves Christmas]]'' and ''[[Elmo's World: Happy Holidays]]''.
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'''''Other recent developments''''': [[Miss Piggy]] to appear on ''[[Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York]]'' | New Muppet shorts to air on [[Disney Junior]] | ''[[The Furchester Hotel]]'' | [[Another Good Morning Here on Sesame Street|''Sesame Street'' on ''Good Morning America'']] | ''[[Disney Drive-On with The Muppets]]'' | [[San Diego Comic-Con#2014|''Sesame Street'' at San Diego Comic-Con]]
   
*'''December 1''' &#8226; '''[[Gorham Sesame Street Plates]]''': [[:Category:Christmas|Christmas]] is coming, so we might as well get started. We'll kick off with some pictures of the ''[[Sesame Street]]'' Christmas plates made by Gorham Fine China in the early 1980s, illustrated by ''Sesame'' artists [[Mike Smollin]] and [[Joe Mathieu]]. Gorham made a big series of neat collectibles, including [[Gorham Sesame Street Figurines|figurines]], [[Gorham Sesame Street Christmas Music Boxes|Christmas music boxes]], and [[Gorham Sesame Street Collectibles|piggy banks]]. Obviously, these are only available at places like eBay now, but if you can find them, they would make terrific Christmas gifts for the Muppet fans on your list, like for example the administrators of a certain Muppet-related encyclopedia website. I'm just saying.
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*'''November 30''' &#8226; '''[[Field Trip!]]''' is an upcoming 12-page ''[[Sesame Street]]'' board book by [[Sarah Albee]], will illustrations by [[Joe Mathieu]], due for release on March 27th. In the book, the Sesame Street gang goes on a field trip to the natural history museum. Each page includes a special fact about the exhibits pictured. The book comes with four finger puppets ([[Elmo]], [[Zoe]], [[Cookie Monster]], and [[Big Bird]]). ''Field Trip!'' is one of many new ''Sesame'' books coming out early next year, including ''[[Guess Who, Elmo!]]'', ''[[Lots of Opposites]]'' and ''[[I'm a Helper]]''. Check out the [[2007]] page for a complete list of the upcoming projects and merchandise!
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'''Jim Henson''' began working with puppets as a college student, creating the show ''Sam and Friends'' in 1955 for a local Washington, D.C. television station. The energetic Muppets soon became a popular fixture, and led to appearances on national variety shows. Henson's commercials for a local coffee company, Wilkins Coffee, were so popular that he was hired to create similar commercials around the country. In the early 1960s, Henson moved to New York City to work on a variety of projects, including a regular guest spot on ''The Jimmy Dean Show'' for the first Muppet star, [[Rowlf the Dog]].
   
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In 1969, Henson was invited to participate in a ground-breaking educational show for television, ''Sesame Street''. Initially, the Muppets were meant to be just one element among many on the show -- but the popularity of [[Big Bird]], [[Oscar the Grouch]], [[Cookie Monster]], [[Grover]], [[Ernie]] and [[Bert]] soon made the Muppets the core of the show. Over the years, the Muppet cast has grown to include [[Mr. Snuffleupagus]], [[Count von Count]], [[Telly Monster]], [[Rosita]], [[Baby Bear]], [[Zoe]], and of course, the international superstar [[Elmo]], who starred in his own segment, ''[[Elmo's World]]''. ''Sesame Street'' is now in its 44th season, and the newest stars are host [[Murray Monster]] and fairy-in-training [[Abby Cadabby]].
   
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In 1976, Henson created his signature project -- ''The Muppet Show'', a weekly prime-time variety show filled with songs, sketches and talented guest stars. [[Kermit the Frog]] is the charming and mostly unflappable host, presiding over a motley crew of performers, including diva [[Miss Piggy]], hopeful comedian [[Fozzie Bear]], daredevil performance artist [[Gonzo]], young eager gofer [[Scooter]], and the house band, [[Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem]]. ''The Muppet Show'' was a huge international success, making unlikely stars out of [[the Swedish Chef]], [[Dr. Bunsen Honeydew]] and his assistant [[Beaker]], [[Sam the Eagle]], and the two old cranks in the balcony, [[Statler and Waldorf]].
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''The Muppet Show'' cast has continued to entertain audiences for over 30 years, spinning off into a popular series of movies, including ''[[The Muppet Movie]]'', ''[[The Great Muppet Caper]]'', ''[[The Muppets Take Manhattan]]'', ''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]'', and ''[[Muppet Treasure Island]]''.
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In the 1980s, Henson created new worlds -- the magical underground civilization of ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'', the imagination-filled nursery of ''[[Muppet Babies]]'', and the fantasy worlds of ''[[The Dark Crystal]]'' and ''[[Labyrinth]]''. Henson's work has continued to live on beyond his death in 1990, and new productions featuring his creations are always in progress.
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Muppet Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and The Muppets Studio. Right now, we currently have 27,463 pages total and you can help us! This wiki's format also allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to create a comprehensive database for fans of the Muppets.
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The Word on the Street: Sesame Street is now in its 45th season, featuring guest stars such as One Direction, Sir Ian McKellen and first lady Michelle Obama. Coming in 2015 will be the Tribeca Film release of I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story. Also in store for next year will be a new line of Funko Sesame Street vinyl figures; the first of which, Super Grover, was unveiled at New York Comic Con last month. New and upcoming video releases include the DVDs M is for Mystery, Elmo's Super Numbers and Elmo's World: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (coming in January).

New Releases: The Muppets' eighth theatrical movie, Muppets Most Wanted, is now available on video platforms, including the "Unnecessarily Extended Edition" Blu-ray. The 2002 telefilm It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is also available on Blu-ray. New graphic novels from Archaia include the third installment of the Fraggle Rock mini-series Journey to the Everspring (released December 10), and The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow (released October 1), a comic revival of an unproduced story by Jim Henson and Jerry Juhl, as adapted by Roger Langridge.

Gerry Parkes (1924-2014): Actor Gerry Parkes passed away on October 19 at the age of 90. Parkes was best known for portraying "Doc" on Fraggle Rock, a role he reprised for the television special A Muppet Family Christmas.

Other recent developments: Miss Piggy to appear on Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York | New Muppet shorts to air on Disney Junior | The Furchester Hotel | Sesame Street on Good Morning America | Disney Drive-On with The Muppets | Sesame Street at San Diego Comic-Con

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Jim Henson began working with puppets as a college student, creating the show Sam and Friends in 1955 for a local Washington, D.C. television station. The energetic Muppets soon became a popular fixture, and led to appearances on national variety shows. Henson's commercials for a local coffee company, Wilkins Coffee, were so popular that he was hired to create similar commercials around the country. In the early 1960s, Henson moved to New York City to work on a variety of projects, including a regular guest spot on The Jimmy Dean Show for the first Muppet star, Rowlf the Dog.

In 1969, Henson was invited to participate in a ground-breaking educational show for television, Sesame Street. Initially, the Muppets were meant to be just one element among many on the show -- but the popularity of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Grover, Ernie and Bert soon made the Muppets the core of the show. Over the years, the Muppet cast has grown to include Mr. Snuffleupagus, Count von Count, Telly Monster, Rosita, Baby Bear, Zoe, and of course, the international superstar Elmo, who starred in his own segment, Elmo's World. Sesame Street is now in its 44th season, and the newest stars are host Murray Monster and fairy-in-training Abby Cadabby.

In 1976, Henson created his signature project -- The Muppet Show, a weekly prime-time variety show filled with songs, sketches and talented guest stars. Kermit the Frog is the charming and mostly unflappable host, presiding over a motley crew of performers, including diva Miss Piggy, hopeful comedian Fozzie Bear, daredevil performance artist Gonzo, young eager gofer Scooter, and the house band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The Muppet Show was a huge international success, making unlikely stars out of the Swedish Chef, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker, Sam the Eagle, and the two old cranks in the balcony, Statler and Waldorf.

The Muppet Show cast has continued to entertain audiences for over 30 years, spinning off into a popular series of movies, including The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Muppet Treasure Island.

In the 1980s, Henson created new worlds -- the magical underground civilization of Fraggle Rock, the imagination-filled nursery of Muppet Babies, and the fantasy worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Henson's work has continued to live on beyond his death in 1990, and new productions featuring his creations are always in progress.

This wiki is dedicated to documenting, exploring and enjoying the enormous body of work that Jim Henson has created and inspired.

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