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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_.282004-present.29|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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<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 Fraggles rock with Ben Folds Five''': [[Fraggles]] [[Gobo Fraggle|Gobo]], [[Wembley Fraggle|Wembley]], [[Red Fraggle|Red]], [[Mokey Fraggle|Mokey]], [[Boober Fraggle|Boober]] and [[Uncle Traveling Matt]] have made their first appearance all together since 1987 on [[Ben Folds Five]]'s new music video "[[Do It Anyway]]"!
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'''''The Muppets Drive On''''': A new online video series, ''[[Disney Drive-On with The Muppets]]'', features [[Walter]] and [[Pepe the King Prawn|Pepe]] working at the [[The Walt Disney Company|Walt Disney Studios]]. Meanwhile, 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.
   
'''''Jerry Nelson (1934-2012)''''': Longtime Muppeteer [[Jerry Nelson]] died at age 78 on August 23. Beginning as an assistant on ''[[The Jimmy Dean Show]]'', the versatile and multi-voiced Nelson would perform [[Count von Count]] and others on ''Sesame Street'', [[Floyd Pepper]] and [[Robin the Frog]] on ''[[The Muppet Show]]'', [[Gobo Fraggle]], [[Pa Gorg]], and [[Marjory the Trash Heap]] on ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'', [[Emmet Otter]], and innumerable other major and minor Muppets spanning four decades and change. Muppet Wiki, and the rest of the Muppet fan community, celebrate his life and work. Check out some of his [[Jerry Nelson Cameos|cameos]], as well as his Muppet namesakes and caricatures, [[Jerry]] and [[Mr. Jerry]].
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'''''The Word on the Street''''': ''Sesame Street'' will kick off it's [[Season 45 (2014)|45th season]] on September 15; featuring new segments, guest stars such as [[Michelle Obama]], [[Janelle Monáe]] and [[One Direction]], and a special Comic-Con themed episode. New and upcoming video releases from ''Sesame Street'' include the DVDs ''[[Monster Manners]]'', ''[[Learning Rocks]]'', and ''[[M is for Mystery]] (coming in September)''. Meanwhile, the documentary ''[[I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story]]'' is screening internationally.
   
'''''Sesame Street'' on the big screen''': Documentary ''[[I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story]]'' (2013) has reached it's $100,000 budget goal on <span class="plainlinks">[http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/472635228/i-am-big-bird Kickstarter]</span>. ''The Hollywood Reporter'' announced that a [[Sesame Street movie news|new ''Sesame Street'' movie]] is in the works to be produced by 20th Century Fox. Shawn Levy is set to produce from a script by ''Sesame Street'' head writer [[Joey Mazzarino]].
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'''''John Henson (1965-2014)''''': '''[[John Henson]]''', the fourth of [[Jim Henson|Jim]] and [[Jane Henson|Jane Henson's]] five children, died Friday, February 14 at the age of 48. He served as co-owner and board member of [[the Jim Henson Company]] and was active as a performer, most notably as [[Sweetums]] in various Muppet productions for over a decade.
   
'''The word on the street''': [[Season 43 (2012-2013)|Season 43]] of ''Sesame Street'' is here, featuring new segment, [[Elmo: The Musical]]. At the [[2012 United States presidential election debates]], Romney referenced Big Bird; Big Bird appears on ''[[Saturday Night Live]]''. ''[[Fun Fun Elmo]]'' offers kawaii education with Guy Smiley. A Sesame special about hunger was nominated for a [[Emmy Award|Primetime Emmy Award]].
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'''''Other recent developments''''': The Muppets on ''[[A Capitol Fourth#2014 Appearance|A Capitol Fourth]]'' | "[[A Lovely Sunny Day]]" with [[Bert]] and [[Zachary Levi]] | [[Muppets Most Wanted promotional appearances|''Muppets Most Wanted'' promotional appearances]] | ''[[The Doozers (series)|The Doozers]]'' on [[Hulu]] | ''[[Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge]]'' | ''[[The Furchester Hotel]]'' | [[Muppisodes]] | ''[[Little Children, Big Challenges (video)|Little Children, Big Challenges]]''
   
'''Video releases announced''': The rarely-seen ''[[A Special Sesame Street Christmas]]'' is scheduled to be released on DVD November 6, 2012. In honor of its 20th anniversary, ''The Muppet Christmas Carol'' is scheduled to be released on Blu-ray November 6, 2012.
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'''Other recent developments:''' "[[Share It Maybe]]" | [[Olympic Games]] | ''[[Good Morning America]]'' | ''[[Best in TV]]'' | [[New York Fashion Week]] | ''[[Monstruos Supersanos]]'' | [[Just for Laughs]] | [[Daytime Emmy Awards|Daytime Emmys]] | [[Universal Studios Singapore]] Sesame section
 
 
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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]].
 
'''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 43rd season, and the newest stars are host [[Murray Monster]] and fairy-in-training [[Abby Cadabby]].
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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]].
   
 
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]].
 
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 27,256 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.
Muppet News

The Muppets Drive On: A new online video series, Disney Drive-On with The Muppets, features Walter and Pepe working at the Walt Disney Studios. Meanwhile, the Muppets' eighth theatrical movie, Muppets Most Wanted, is now available on video platforms, including the "Unnecessarily Extended Edition" Blu-ray.

The Word on the Street: Sesame Street will kick off it's 45th season on September 15; featuring new segments, guest stars such as Michelle Obama, Janelle Monáe and One Direction, and a special Comic-Con themed episode. New and upcoming video releases from Sesame Street include the DVDs Monster Manners, Learning Rocks, and M is for Mystery (coming in September). Meanwhile, the documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is screening internationally.

John Henson (1965-2014): John Henson, the fourth of Jim and Jane Henson's five children, died Friday, February 14 at the age of 48. He served as co-owner and board member of the Jim Henson Company and was active as a performer, most notably as Sweetums in various Muppet productions for over a decade.

Other recent developments: The Muppets on A Capitol Fourth | "A Lovely Sunny Day" with Bert and Zachary Levi | Muppets Most Wanted promotional appearances | The Doozers on Hulu | Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge | The Furchester Hotel | Muppisodes | Little Children, Big Challenges

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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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