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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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<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 partner 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 music video premiered online on November 26, and it most recently appeared as a part of Green's Christmas special that aired on November 30. [[The Swedish Chef]] appears in the new [[The Nerdist|Nerdist]] music video "[[Gersberms (Yer Gervin Mah)]]." 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]]. New video releases include the DVDs ''[[Elmo's Super Numbers]]'', ''[[Elmo's World: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes]]'' and ''[[The Best of Elmo 3]]''. Also in store for this 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 October.
   
'''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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'''''New Muppet Stuff''''': [[The Muppets]] will appear in a new series of interstitials titled ''[[Muppet Moments (shorts)|Muppet Moments]]'', airing on [[Disney Junior]] starting April 3 ''(watch a behind-the-scenes preview below)''. [[Tribeca Film Festival|Tribeca Film]] is set to release ''[[I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story]]'' to select theaters and video on demand services in May.
   
'''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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'''''Henson Comics''''': [[Archaia Entertainment|Archaia's]] latest graphic novel releases include the fourth and final issue of the ''[[Fraggle Rock]]'' mini-series ''[[Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring|Journey to the Everspring]]'' (released on January 14), 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]].
   
'''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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'''''In Memoriam''''': Animator '''[[Jeff Hale]]''', whose credits includes ''[[Muppet Babies]]'' and many classic ''Sesame Street'' segments such as "[[Pinball Number Count]]", recently passed away at the age of 92. We also remember actor '''[[Gerry Parkes]]''' (1924-2014), who was best known for portraying "[[Doc]]" on ''[[Fraggle Rock]]''.
   
'''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''''': [[Count von Count|The Count]] on ''[[Late Night with Seth Meyers]]'' | ''[[The Cookie Thief]]'' | [[Big Bird]] on ''[[Billy on the Street]]'' | [[Cookie Monster]] on ''[[Jimmy Kimmel Live]]'' | [[Ernie]] and [[Bert]] on ''[[Oprah: Where Are They Now?]]'' | ''[[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]].
 
'''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 27,667 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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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. New video releases include the DVDs Elmo's Super Numbers, Elmo's World: Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes and The Best of Elmo 3. Also in store for this 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 October.

New Muppet Stuff: The Muppets will appear in a new series of interstitials titled Muppet Moments, airing on Disney Junior starting April 3 (watch a behind-the-scenes preview below). Tribeca Film is set to release I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story to select theaters and video on demand services in May.

Henson Comics: Archaia's latest graphic novel releases include the fourth and final issue of the Fraggle Rock mini-series Journey to the Everspring (released on January 14), 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.

In Memoriam: Animator Jeff Hale, whose credits includes Muppet Babies and many classic Sesame Street segments such as "Pinball Number Count", recently passed away at the age of 92. We also remember actor Gerry Parkes (1924-2014), who was best known for portraying "Doc" on Fraggle Rock.

Other recent developments: The Count on Late Night with Seth Meyers | The Cookie Thief | Big Bird on Billy on the Street | Cookie Monster on Jimmy Kimmel Live | Ernie and Bert on Oprah: Where Are They Now? | 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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