Our 19th annual Christmas Music Marathon is underway on Muppet Central Radio. Listen to the best Muppet Christmas music of all-time through December 25.
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.
50th Anniversary Celebration
Read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on Sesame Street's 50th anniversary special. An official DVD is on the way.
"Muppets Now" announced for Disney+
It's finally official. A new, unscripted short-form series, “Muppets Now”, is coming to Disney+ in 2020. Let us know your thoughts on the Muppets big announcement.
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 and Apple Music. Listen to Muppet music 24/7 wherever you go with TuneIn and Apple apps and devices.
I think he was the father bird in episode 3854, and he was Dr. Feel. But he also played some one-time characters in home videos. The King of Reading and Writing from Talk, Read, Write, the lead of the Frosty Four, Mo, and a Troll on Bert and Ernie's Word Play, a doctor in Sesame Street Goes to the Doctor, and in the movie Elmo in Grouchland, he was the Stuckweed, Sharon Groan, the Bad Humor man, and the Football Stenchman.
As promised, here's my details of meeting Steve Whitmire at the Knoxville Fanboy Expo:
As it turns out, he was having a panel Saturday afternoon, so that was the day I went so I could sit in on it. I have to say, I actually enjoyed Steve's panel a little more than the Sesame Panel last October - while the Sesame Panel was fun, most of the questions were already pre-planned by the moderator, so audience participation was rather limited; with this panel, since it was just Steve, and a smaller crowd who asked almost all of the questions, it felt a lot more intimate and personal. Of course, I managed to capture the panel for posterity, and you can even hear me asking about Jim Lewis and Joey Mazzarino at the 14:16 mark:
Afterwards I went downstairs to meet Steve, and . . . just about couldn't find his table! Last year, the Expo was limited to just one ballroom, but this time, they used both of them, so the area was huge, and I had to walk around a couple of times to finally find his table, lol. He was such nice, warm guy, we talked briefly about the characters he performed, such as Bean Bunny and how he went from being the main protagonist of Bunny Picnic to basically being the constant victim of the Muppets' brutality for being so ridiculously cute to the point of being obnoxiously cute, lol. We also talked about our shared passion for puppetry, and how it was the Muppets who got us into - he even actually recognized my name! Well, mainly because of that other MSNBC guy with a very similar name, lol. But anyway, I brought my DST figure package for him to sign, as well as my Kermit and Ernie plushes for a picture:
It was such a great experience, and Steve is a really nice guy, so if any of you out there have the opportunity to go to a con to meet him, act on it, because you will have a great time!
Question for you...I’m going to meet Steve at the Raleigh Supercon in a couple of weeks. I see on the website that you can obviously bring your own item to be signed or an 8x10 photo. It also says that you can get a “premium” item signed that’s on his table but of course they don’t tell you what it is. Did he have anything premium on his table when you met him? Thanks!