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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    I met Caroll Spinney a few years ago, and both he and his wife were extremely friendly and charming, telling me stories about how they met and about performing. He could have just signed his book and said, "Thank you" but he was really engaging, and even drew a picture to go along with his...
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    I doubt there's anything conspiratorial going on here, but just bottom line business practices. Like it or leave it, it's the way things work in the entertainment world, and often times it can result in unfortunate things like this.
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    Without my being there to substantiate or know the full details, we all know that there have been a ton of issues with how Disney is utilizing the Muppets, mainly evidenced with how they tried to make the TV show work, and then work again, without any success. I would imagine it being very...
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    Steve Whitmire has left the Muppets, Matt Vogel to continue as Kermit

    Man, this whole thing is so depressing.
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    Sesame Street on David Letterman May 26

    Well, he is a parent now. Maybe he's getting soft.
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    Henson sells Muppets to Disney

    I would suggest you take your own advice before deciding that this is the end of the Muppet legacy. No one can say right now for sure how this will turn out. If this results in more exposure for a new generation of Muppet fans (outside of commercials, the West Wing and Weezer videos) then I am...
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    Figure Complaints: My Figure Broke...

    I've had problems with the first three of the playsets, just through children playing with them (which is usually the intent of toys, no?). With the Muppet Lab playset, one of the hoses on the back of the torture rack broke off. I was able to glue it, but it is fragile now. The Animal drum set...
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