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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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'''Muppet Music''': The Muppets partnered with [[Cee Lo Green]] on the song "[[All I Need is Love]]," featured on Green's Christmas album ''[[Cee Lo's Magic Moment]]'', which premiered October 30th. In September, [[Fraggles]] [[Gobo Fraggle|Gobo]], [[Wembley Fraggle|Wembley]], [[Red Fraggle|Red]], [[Mokey Fraggle|Mokey]], [[Boober Fraggle|Boober]] and [[Uncle Traveling Matt]] made their first appearance all together since 1987 on [[Ben Folds Five]]'s new music video "[[Do It Anyway]]."
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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)''.
   
'''''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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'''''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]].
   
'''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]], presidential candidate Mitt Romney referenced Big Bird; Big Bird appears on ''[[Saturday Night Live]]''. [[Joey Mazzarino]] is writing a [[Sesame Street movie news|new ''Sesame Street'' movie]] for 20th Century Fox. Documentary ''[[I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story]]'' (2013) continues production. ''[[Fun Fun Elmo]]'' offers kawaii education with Guy Smiley.
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'''''Appearances''''': [[Ernie]] and [[Bert]] will appear in an episode of ''[[Oprah: Where Are They Now?]]'' on December 21. [[Miss Piggy]] appeared on ''[[Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York]]'' on December 17, and [[Kermit the Frog]] recently appeared in a video performing "[[It Feels Like Christmas]]" ''(see below)''
   
'''New DVD and Blu-ray releases''': ''[[The Muppet Christmas Carol]]'' is now available on Blu-ray, in honor of the film's 20th anniversary. New ''Sesame Street'' titles available on DVD include the rarely-seen ''[[A Special Sesame Street Christmas]]'' and the long-awaited [[Old School: Volume 3|''Old School'': Volume 3]] set.
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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]]''.
   
'''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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'''''Other recent developments''''': 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]]
   
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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 27,473 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 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.

Appearances: Ernie and Bert will appear in an episode of Oprah: Where Are They Now? on December 21. Miss Piggy appeared on Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York on December 17, and Kermit the Frog recently appeared in a video performing "It Feels Like Christmas" (see below)

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: 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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The Muppets Kermit Sings "It Feels Like Christmas" at Disneyland

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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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