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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 Swedish Chef]] appears in the new [[The Nerdist|Nerdist]] music video "[[Gersberms (Yer Gervin Mah)]]." In October, The Muppets partnered with [[Cee Lo Green]] on the song "[[All I Need is Love]]," which is featured on the Christmas album ''[[Cee Lo's Magic Moment]]''. A live performance of the song will be a part of Green's Christmas special set to air November 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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'''''Muppets Most Wanted''''': The Muppets' eighth theatrical feature, ''[[Muppets Most Wanted]]'', is now in theaters! The Muppet gang stars with [[Ricky Gervais]], [[Tina Fey]] and [[Ty Burrell]]. The film's main villain is [[Constantine]], a new Muppet who bears resemblance to [[Kermit the Frog|Kermit]]. Returning from 2011's ''[[The Muppets (2011)|The Muppets]]'' are [[James Bobin]] (director/writer), [[Nick Stoller]] (producer/writer) and [[Bret McKenzie]] (song composer). The film had its official [[Muppets Most Wanted Premiere|world premiere]] on March 11, 2014 in Hollywood. [[Muppets Most Wanted promotional appearances|Click here]] for a gallery of promotional appearances by the Muppets and their co-stars; encompassing everything from magazines to commercials to talk-shows.
   
'''''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.
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'''''The "Bird" on the Street''''': The long-anticipated documentary ''[[I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story]]'' will premiere at Canada's 2014 Hot Docs Festival, and soon after, it will be screened at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey. Meanwhile, ''Sesame Street'''s [[Season 45 (2014)|45th season]] is set to debut in September. Among the guest stars appearing during the upcoming season are [[Seth Meyers]], [[Janelle Monáe]] and [[One Direction]].
   
'''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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'''''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. Henson also originally portrayed the [[Coca-Cola Polar Bear]] for live appearances.
   
'''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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'''''New releases''''': The [[Muppets Most Wanted (soundtrack)|''Muppets Most Wanted'' soundtrack album]] was released on March 18, and [[Muppets Most Wanted (score)|a digital release]] of the film's musical score by [[Christophe Beck]] is now available. ''[[The Muppets Character Encyclopedia]]'' written by [[Craig Shemin]] and books based on ''Muppets Most Wanted'', including [[Muppets Most Wanted: The Junior Novel|a junior novelization]] and [[Muppets Most Wanted Read-Along Storybook and CD|a read-along storybook]], are also available. New and upcoming video releases from ''Sesame Street'' include the DVDs ''[[Elmo's World: All About Animals]]'', ''[[Alphabet Songs]] (coming in May)'', and ''[[Monster Manners]] (coming in June)''.
   
'''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''''': ''[[Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge]]'' | [[Club Penguin]] | [[QVC]] | ''[[The Furchester Hotel]]'' | [[Lipton]] | [[Go-Gurt]] | [[Subway (restaurant)|Subway]] | [[Wonderful Pistachios|Wonderful Pistachios]] | [[Toyota|Toyota Highlander]] | [[Muppisodes]] | ''[[Little Children, Big Challenges (video)|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]].
 
'''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 26,846 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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Muppets Most Wanted: The Muppets' eighth theatrical feature, Muppets Most Wanted, is now in theaters! The Muppet gang stars with Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey and Ty Burrell. The film's main villain is Constantine, a new Muppet who bears resemblance to Kermit. Returning from 2011's The Muppets are James Bobin (director/writer), Nick Stoller (producer/writer) and Bret McKenzie (song composer). The film had its official world premiere on March 11, 2014 in Hollywood. Click here for a gallery of promotional appearances by the Muppets and their co-stars; encompassing everything from magazines to commercials to talk-shows.

The "Bird" on the Street: The long-anticipated documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story will premiere at Canada's 2014 Hot Docs Festival, and soon after, it will be screened at the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Sesame Street's 45th season is set to debut in September. Among the guest stars appearing during the upcoming season are Seth Meyers, Janelle Monáe and One Direction.

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. Henson also originally portrayed the Coca-Cola Polar Bear for live appearances.

New releases: The Muppets Most Wanted soundtrack album was released on March 18, and a digital release of the film's musical score by Christophe Beck is now available. The Muppets Character Encyclopedia written by Craig Shemin and books based on Muppets Most Wanted, including a junior novelization and a read-along storybook, are also available. New and upcoming video releases from Sesame Street include the DVDs Elmo's World: All About Animals, Alphabet Songs (coming in May), and Monster Manners (coming in June).

Other recent developments: Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge | Club Penguin | QVC | The Furchester Hotel | Lipton | Go-Gurt | Subway | Wonderful Pistachios | Toyota Highlander | 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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