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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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'''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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'''''Muppet Wiki Turns 10!''''': December 5, 2015 marks the ten year anniversary of the launching of this very Wiki! [[Muppet Wiki by the numbers|Click here]] to see some fun statistics on how much we've accomplished so far!
   
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'''''New Muppet Stuff''''': After a mid-season hiatus, [[The Muppets (2015)|''The Muppets'']] returns to [[ABC]] on February 2. In the meantime, The Muppets have also been appearing in [[The Muppets at YouTube Space LA#Muppet Videos|new online videos]], including an a cappella performance of [[The Muppet Show Theme|''The Muppet Show'' theme song]] ''(watch below)'', as well as spots for [[Warburtons]], [[Capital One]] and <span class="plainlinks">[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Apple_Inc.?file=Apple_TV_-_The_Future_of_Television#Software Apple TV]</span>.
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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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'''''The Word on the Street''''': ''Sesame Street'' has moved to [[HBO]]. New half-hour episodes for the show's [[Season 46 (2016)|46th season]] are airing on the premium cable network, beginning on January 16, and will air subsequently on [[PBS]] stations in the fall. New video releases include the ''[[Elmo's World]]'' compilation ''[[Elmo's World: Elmo Wonders|Elmo Wonders]]'', and the [[Cookie Monster]] special ''[[The Cookie Thief (video)|The Cookie Thief]]'', coming on March 1st. This spring will see the release of a second line of ''Sesame Street'' [[Funko]] vinyl toys, including figures of Big Bird, Elmo and The Count.
   
*'''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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'''''Other recent developments''''': Kermit on ''[[The Late Show with Stephen Colbert]]'' | [[David Bowie]] (1947-2016) | [[Kodachrome|"Kodachrome" music video]] | ''[[Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir]]'' | [[Turkey Hollow|Jim Henson's ''Turkey Hollow'']] | [[Center for Puppetry Arts#Worlds of Puppetry|Worlds of Puppetry]] permanent exhibit | [[Sesame Street (comic book)|new ''Sesame Street'' comic books]] | ''[[Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children]]''
   
*'''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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*'''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 45th season, and the newest stars are [[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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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 28,920 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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Muppet Wiki Turns 10!: December 5, 2015 marks the ten year anniversary of the launching of this very Wiki! Click here to see some fun statistics on how much we've accomplished so far!

New Muppet Stuff: After a mid-season hiatus, The Muppets returns to ABC on February 2. In the meantime, The Muppets have also been appearing in new online videos, including an a cappella performance of The Muppet Show theme song (watch below), as well as spots for Warburtons, Capital One and Apple TV.

The Word on the Street: Sesame Street has moved to HBO. New half-hour episodes for the show's 46th season are airing on the premium cable network, beginning on January 16, and will air subsequently on PBS stations in the fall. New video releases include the Elmo's World compilation Elmo Wonders, and the Cookie Monster special The Cookie Thief, coming on March 1st. This spring will see the release of a second line of Sesame Street Funko vinyl toys, including figures of Big Bird, Elmo and The Count.

Other recent developments: Kermit on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert | David Bowie (1947-2016) | "Kodachrome" music video | Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir | Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow | Worlds of Puppetry permanent exhibit | new Sesame Street comic books | Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children

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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 45th season, and the newest stars are 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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