"Muppets Now" premieres on Disney+
The Muppets fifth series of all time debuted on Disney+. Make plans to watch one of the most anticipated shows of the year. New episodes premiere every Friday through September 4.
50 Years and Counting
Read our review and discuss with fans the highly anticipated
Sesame Street "50 Years and Counting" DVD set from Shout Factory featuring over five hours of beloved moments.
50 Years and Still Sunny!
Read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on the all-new Sesame Street documentary "50 Years and Still Sunny!" hosted by Gloria Estefan.
The Dark Crystal: "Age of Resistance"
After a 36 year wait, return to the great conjunction. The Dark Crystal "Age of Resistance" is a mesmerizing and beautiful prequel series now on Netflix. Renew your essence today.
Music is Everywhere
Muppet Central Radio is now on TorontoCast, TuneIn, Apple, Amazon and Google. Listen to Muppet music 24/7 wherever you go with TuneIn and Apple apps and devices.
I really hope this upcoming season features more regular characters from the series and less spastic fairy tail character bouncing around episodes. But I've said that a hundred times by now, so there's no real need to restate that.
Though it is disappointing that the only real capacity that The Count has been in this season was the number of the day song.
I just can't wait. I really hope to see new stories with older cast members or even have a street story that has alot of Muppet characters with Human cast characters too or even a 3 part episode. How cool would that be? AWESOME!!!
I realize I keep gawking about the new retro Hooper's Store (I guess it's better than I had imagined), but I liked David's point about adding the neon sign, thus giving it a little bit of edge, because that really is a great big city touch, and one of the reasons why I actually liked the Mail-It-Shop when it was around, because it had neon signs, which gave it touch of realism, as does this new vertical Hooper's sign (from what I've seen, NYC seems to have quite a number of vertical neon signs).
Maybe I don't see it the same way, but his point about the modern incarnations of Hooper's being "flat", I never really saw it that way; Seasons 39-45 Hooper's looked pretty much like any modern convenience store you'll find today, and it was kind of slick looking, not so sure what was so "flat"about it. In the USA TODAY video, he mentioned that the rest of the staff were talking about wanting to update Hooper's again to make it even more modern and contemporary . . . I honestly don't know how much moer modern it could've been.
Really sick of this unfounded fear that kids head's will explode in confusion if they happen to see anything made before the year 2000. PBS is doing kids no favors by perpetuating such a shallow, flavor of the month attitude. They are depriving kids the value of history and culture by doing this. In no way is it helpful. Ill be buying the Old School DVDs for my friends' kids, and will feel no guilt whatsoever.
Plus I don't get the impression it has anything to do with evolving educational needs. More likely it was a mandate from the suits in charge having to do with the popularity of certain characters/toys. Also, in general, when new people take over franchises over the years, they often try to edge out the work of those who came before them, purely in a move to stack their own corporate territory.