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Recent content by ftnpro

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    Your Thoughts: Muppets Live at the Hollywood Bowl September 8-10, 2017

    My wife and I saw the Friday and Saturday shows. It was great fun to see the performers live on stage, and I'm so glad they went Avenue Q style and let us see the puppeteers (though sometimes shrouded). The second show was better, with more ad-libbing and responding to the audience. Matt did a...
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    Your Thoughts: Electric Mayhem at Outside Lands Music Festival Sunday August 7, 2016

    Very cool. I meant to say, "I hope they got a curtain call after the live stream ended," and they did! Now... can we see please them in Behind the Scenes footage, too? :)
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    Your Thoughts: Electric Mayhem at Outside Lands Music Festival Sunday August 7, 2016

    That was very cool. I actually liked that you could see hints of the puppeteers- this is live puppetry after all, and the human touch is what sets it apart from, say, animation. I only wish it could have ended with acknowledgement of the puppeteers. In the Disney era, the puppeteers don't get...
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    Center for Puppetry Arts to open Jim Henson exhibit Saturday

    Here's the tale of our visit on opening day! http://www.nextstopworld.com/2015/12/01/next-stop-muppets/
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    HENSON WING IS TRUE!

    And here's my write-up about the whole exhausting, inspiring day! http://www.nextstopworld.com/2015/12/01/next-stop-muppets/ We met Abby Cadabby and spotted Steve Whitmire and sat behind Brian Henson and... and... and...!
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    Joey Mazzarino leaving Sesame Street

    I doubt his departure has anything to do with Murray. He of all people knows that characters come and go. If the Head Writer of the show says he's fighting for the "heart and soul of the show," then it has something to do with educating kids, whether it's the format or curriculum or distribution...
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    HENSON WING IS TRUE!

    I'm going tomorrow (camera snapping away). Anyone else going to be there?
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    HENSON WING IS TRUE!

    I'm about to get on a plane to Atlanta to attend the museum opening. Can't wait to see the new museum- not just the puppets but how they're presented... and just being around Muppet fans in general. Yayyyyy (Kermit arms flailing) yyyyy!
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    Center for Puppetry Arts to open Jim Henson exhibit Saturday

    Thanks to frequent flier miles, I'll be there for the opening tomorrow! Looking forward to seeing it with my fellow Muppet fans. My wife will be there humoring me too. :)
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    Muppets Most Wanted Press Reviews

    I saw the movie yesterday at an advance screening. No spoilers from me, of course- I'm just glad that I don't have to dodge spoilers all week! Reading the "professional" reviews shows just about every possible opinion on the spectrum. All I can say to my fellow Muppet fans is don't overthink...
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    Videos: Muppets to Tweet Live During Super Bowl

    I'm always thrilled when the characters get to be themselves. Even if it is in a car commercial. (And they all look really good in hi-def.)
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    Video: Watch Gordon Ramsay Compete with The Swedish Chef

    You put it perfectly! This is great because it's the Muppets being themselves, doing funny crazy stuff, and then getting outta there before the joke wears thin. More Muppisodes!
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    Muppets Most Wanted Poster (UK and Ireland)

    Finally, they've got an image where Kermit's neck looks right. Well, his necks, in this case (counting Constantine).
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    Video: Muppets Most Wanted Official US and International Trailers On-line

    Muppetationally sensational! I'm glad to hear from Rizzo, missing Pepe, seeing too much of boring Walter... but loving the Muppety-ness of the whole thing.
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    "Muppets...Again" officially retitled to "Muppets Most Wanted"

    Much better! I was hoping they'd change the title, and "Most Wanted" lends itself to interesting imagery for posters and teasers and whatnot: prison bars and police lights and characters hiding. Much more dynamic than... Again.
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