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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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'''''New Muppet Stuff''''': [[The Muppets (2015)|The Muppets]] return to prime-time with a new [[ABC]] series debuting on September 22! The Muppet cast and crew behind the new show recently held their own panel at [[San Diego Comic-Con#2015|this year's Comic-Con]], appeared at Disney's [[D23 Expo]], and are popping up in several [[The Muppets (2015) promotion|promos with ABC stars]] including [[Nathan Fillion]], [[Kerry Washington]], [[Tracee Ellis Ross]], and [[Anthony Anderson]].
   
'''''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 Word on the Street''''': ''Sesame Street'' is moving to [[HBO]]. New half-hour episodes for the show's [[Season 46 (2015)|46th season]] will premiere on the premium cable network late this Fall, and air subsequently on [[PBS]] stations. An [[Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx|autobiography]] from [[Sonia Manzano]], who played [[Maria]] for 44 years on the show, was released on August 25. The long-awaited documentary ''[[I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story]]'' is now available on video. Upcoming ''Sesame Street'' DVD releases include ''[[Play All Day with Elmo]] (coming in September)'' and ''[[Elmo Can Do It!]] (coming in October)''.
   
'''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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'''''In Memoriam''''': Longtime ''Sesame Street'' producer and director '''[[Lisa Simon]]''', whose involvement with the show spans back to its first season, died on April 4 at the age of 64. Another Muppet collaborator, '''[[Ray Charles (music consultant)|Ray Charles]]''' passed away on April 6. Charles served as a music consultant on ''[[The Muppet Show]]'' and several more Muppet productions afterwards.
   
'''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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'''''Other recent developments''''': ''[[The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow#Television special|The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow]]'' | Kermit and [[Ed Sheeran]] sing on ''[[Comic Relief#Red Nose Day 2015 (USA)|Red Nose Day]]'' | [[Count von Count|The Count]] on ''[[Late Night with Seth Meyers]]'' | ''[[The Cookie Thief]]'' | ''[[The Furchester Hotel]]''
   
'''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 45th 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 28,279 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

New Muppet Stuff: The Muppets return to prime-time with a new ABC series debuting on September 22! The Muppet cast and crew behind the new show recently held their own panel at this year's Comic-Con, appeared at Disney's D23 Expo, and are popping up in several promos with ABC stars including Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Anthony Anderson.

The Word on the Street: Sesame Street is moving to HBO. New half-hour episodes for the show's 46th season will premiere on the premium cable network late this Fall, and air subsequently on PBS stations. An autobiography from Sonia Manzano, who played Maria for 44 years on the show, was released on August 25. The long-awaited documentary I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is now available on video. Upcoming Sesame Street DVD releases include Play All Day with Elmo (coming in September) and Elmo Can Do It! (coming in October).

In Memoriam: Longtime Sesame Street producer and director Lisa Simon, whose involvement with the show spans back to its first season, died on April 4 at the age of 64. Another Muppet collaborator, Ray Charles passed away on April 6. Charles served as a music consultant on The Muppet Show and several more Muppet productions afterwards.

Other recent developments: The Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow | Kermit and Ed Sheeran sing on Red Nose Day | The Count on Late Night with Seth Meyers | The Cookie Thief | The Furchester Hotel

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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 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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