Muppet Freak is back...kinda

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Muppet Freak (d.w. mckim's blog primarily about Muppet/Henson fandom) is back...kinda maybe approximately sort of...

It's moved to a new address (old host closed down...without ample warning to its users) and the archives are being reposted at the new location over the next several days/weeks.

I don't yet know if after the archives are all up if the blog itself will be back fulltime or not...but there will most likely be a few new articles in the near future (even before the complete archives are reposted) Along with the actual archives from the first host, i may also add some material i've written for other places/venues over the years as well.

Any feedback is encouraged - i'm not a technical person/computer literate at all (mainly due to NOT having a computer for the decade and a half i've been online) so if you have your own blogging experiences and can suggest ways to add features/little extras, i'm all ears. Also would like to hear article suggestions readers may want to see.

I'm not "all over the place" in various forums/social media and such so feel free to spread the word to other places.

I'll use this thread to note updates as/when/if they happen.

At any rate - the new main page is at http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com and the new introductory article ("Muppet Freak Debut... the Second Time...") is at http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/03/muppetfreak-debutthe-second-time.html
 

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I'm really glad to hear this is back! I'm ready to learn from the master.
 

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"new" posts (more specifically the original blog's introduction posts:smile:

"Introduction to the Muppet Freak Blog [From the Archives: 3-23-09]"
http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/03/introduction-to-muppet-freak-blog-from.html

"Your Host... [From the Archives: 3-24-09]"
http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/03/your-host-from-archives-3-24-09.html

Like most of the new blog's reprints most likely will include, i've put updated commentary in red print. Also since i now have the ability to include video, i included the Hey Chelsea video in the latter post. (That video feature should really come in handy since the next reprint article on deck is a look at the coolest Sesame songs ever...)
 

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We love having you back, dude. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve this time around.
 

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Two really nifty articles added:

"The Top Five COOLEST Sesame Street Songs Ever! [From the Archives: 3-25-09]"
http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/03/top-five-coolest-sesame-street-songs.html
Really fun reprint article covering awesome songs...with videos now including of each one.

....and a new post featuring news about a new book i'm featured in that i'm really delighted, flattered, and stunned by:
"I'M FEATURED IN NELSON BRANCO'S NEW OLTL BOOK!!!"
http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/03/im-featured-in-nelson-brancos-new-oltl.html
 

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Added:

"2009 Daytime Emmys: Sesame Street and a Huge Rant on One Life to Live [From the Archives: 3-27-09]"
http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/03/2009-daytime-emmys-sesame-street-and.html
Musings on what the year's ceremony would be like after the pre-noms came out, speculation on where/if it would air and how big a part SST would play.

"The COOLEST Sesame Album EVER (and It's All About Naked Bert) [From the Archives: 3-27-09]
http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/03/coolest-sesame-album-ever-and-its-all.html
One of my all time fave posts taking a look at Bert & Ernie Sing-Along. "SING OUT, LUIS!"
 

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Added today: One tiny archive post welcoming new readers not really worth linking to here and...

"The Two Worst Things to Ever Happen to the Muppets [From the Archives: 3-28-09]"
http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/03/two-worst-things-to-ever-happen-to.html
Muppet Freak looks back at the two things that caused the Muppet brand horrible setbacks ... but bring your eye drops 'cause this isn't very pretty to look at...
 

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"The Two Worst Things to Ever Happen to the Muppets [From the Archives: 3-28-09]"
http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/03/two-worst-things-to-ever-happen-to.html
Muppet Freak looks back at the two things that caused the Muppet brand horrible setbacks ... but bring your eye drops 'cause this isn't very pretty to look at...
Actually, the Muppets did get more exposure beyond once-a-year specials between 1984 and 1989. There's a number of guest appearances, PSAs, and a handful of direct-to-video series (the Playhouse Video releases, the Play-Along Videos, and the rare Interactivision releases... I feel I shouldn't mention A Muppet Babies Video Storybook).

And I can't wait to see what that third worst thing is (it can't be Studio DC because that came before the article).
 

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The posers did get really sloppy after awhile, lol.

I don't mind Muppet Babies. If Muppet Babies is the worst thing to happen to your franchise, that's pretty darn good, lol.
 
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