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The Muppets are a group of puppet characters created by Jim Henson. Individually, a Muppet is one of the puppets made by Jim Henson or his company's workshop. .Although the term is often used to refer to any puppet that resembles the distinctive style of The Muppet Show the term is both an informal name and legal trademark linked to the characters created by Henson.^ Robin Hood links are listed simply and efficiently according to characters, actors, films, television shows, events, and places.

.The word "Muppet" itself was said by Henson to have been created by combining the words "Marionette" and "puppet"; however, Henson was also known to have stated that it was just something he liked the sound of, and he made up the "marionette/puppet" story while talking to a journalist because it sounded plausible.^ Upon his head was a cowl that hid his face from sight, and which was made of the horse's skin, the ears whereof stuck up like those of a rabbit.
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^ "Ay, marry, that do I," quoth the Cook boldly, for he liked the Steward because of his talk of the wine and of the ten shillings.
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^ I think they said I broke his neck, or something o' the like.
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[1]
.After earlier unsuccessful attempts, The Walt Disney Company bought the Muppets in 2004.[2] Exceptions include characters appearing on Sesame Street (as they were previously sold to Sesame Workshop, although they have always had creative rights, only paying The Jim Henson Company to create and provide their Muppet characters for their use ) and the Fraggles of Fraggle Rock (which are still owned by The Jim Henson Company).^ "I am a Saxon knight in my own right; and I have always lived a sober and quiet life," the sorrowful guest replied.

^ This little company appeared funny enough, I assure you, for they had disguised themselves as shepherds.

The legal trademark on the term "Muppet" is currently held by The Muppet Holding Co., LLC (now The Muppets Studio, LLC,[citation needed] a division of the Walt Disney Company); although Sesame Workshop and the Jim Henson Company continue to use the term on their characters with certain permissions.
After nearly a decade, a new movie is in the works. Disney recently enlisted Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller to create the next Muppet movie for the studio.[3] This will be the first Muppet theatrical film since Muppets from Space. In January 2010 James Bobin signed on to direct.
.The Muppets' latest television special, A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa, premiered on NBC on December 17, 2008. It was released on DVD on September 29, 2009.[4][5] A Halloween TV special featuring the Muppets is expected to air on ABC in October 2010 [6][7][8].^ LINK: http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/33211 SERIES 3 is due to begin airing the first saturday of october 2008.

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Physical appearance

.A common design for a Jim Henson Muppet is a character with a very wide mouth and large protruding eyes.^ Robin returned the gaze with one of wide-eyed innocence, not a shadow of a smile twinkling in his eyes or twitching at the corners of his mouth.
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^ At these words the Cobbler's eyes opened big and wide, and his mouth grew round with wonder, like a knothole in a board fence.
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^ All this time the Sheriff had been staring with wide-open eyes and mouth agape at the tall man-at-arms, who stood as though carved out of stone.
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The puppets are often molded or carved out of various types of foam, and then covered with fleece, fur, or any other material. Muppets may represent humans, anthropomorphic animals, realistic animals, robots, anthropomorphic objects, extraterrestrial creatures, mythical beings or other unidentified, newly imagined creatures, monsters, or abstract characters.
.Muppets are distinguished from ventriloquist "dummies"/"puppets", which are typically animated only in the head and face, in that their arms or other features are also mobile and expressive.^ Finally Robin saw his chance and brought a full arm blow straight down upon the other's head with a force that would have felled a bullock.

^ Then Robin Hood turned to the youth, and, placing his hand upon the other's shoulder, held him off at arm's length, scanning his face closely.
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Muppets are typically made of softer materials. .They are also presented as being independent of the puppeteer, who is usually not visible—hidden behind a set or outside of the camera frame.^ Then they tied his hands behind him, and lifting him up set him upon the back of one of the horses, with his face to its tail and his feet strapped beneath its belly.
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^ Accordingly they set forth, Robin in his little butcher's cart, behind the lean mare, and the Sheriff mounted on a horse.

^ They immediately set out for Nottingham, leaving no-one behind (for a change!

Using the camera frame as the "stage" was an innovation of the Muppets.[9] Previously on television, there would typically be a stage hiding the performers, as if in a live presentation. Sometimes they are seen full-bodied. This is done by using invisible strings to move the characters' bodies and mouths, and then adding the voices later.

Operation

.The Muppeteer or Muppet master always holds the Muppet above his head or in front of his body, with one hand operating the head and mouth and the other manipulating the hands and arms, either with two separate control rods or by "wearing" the hands like gloves.^ Finally Robin saw his chance and brought a full arm blow straight down upon the other's head with a force that would have felled a bullock.

^ Forthwith the two men spat on their hands, laid firm hold upon their cudgels and began slowly circling round each other, looking for an opening.

^ And here they built a ruddy fire and sat down to the meat and ale, Robin Hood in the center with Will Stutely on the one hand and Little John on the other.

.One consequence of this design is that most Muppets are left-handed as the puppeteer uses his right hand to operate the head while operating the arm rod with his left hand.^ Now the Sheriff bade Robin sit by his right hand, at the head of the board; for one or two butchers had whispered to the official, "That fellow is a right mad blade, who yet made us much sport to-day.

^ Finally one of them said: "But the band lacks a leader--one who can use his head as well as his hand.

^ He looked eagerly to the right hand and to the left, but saw none of the band.

There are many other common designs and means of operation. In advanced Muppets, several Muppeteers may control a single character; the performer who controls the mouth usually provides the voice for the character. As technology has evolved, the Jim Henson team and other puppeteers have developed an enormous variety of means to operate Muppets for film and television, including the use of suspended rigs, internal motors, remote radio control, and computer enhanced and superimposed images. Creative use of a mix of technologies has allowed for scenes in which Muppets appear to be riding a bicycle, rowing a boat, and even dancing on-stage with no puppeteer in sight.

Muppets characters

See also: Category:Muppet characters
Famous Muppets from The Muppet Show and its numerous spin-offs include Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Rizzo the Rat, Gonzo the Great, Rowlf the Dog, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, Scooter, Statler and Waldorf, the Swedish Chef, Sam the Eagle, Sweetums, Pepe the King Prawn, and a band named Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem whose members included Dr. Teeth, Janice, Zoot, Floyd Pepper, and Animal. .Other well-known Muppets include Sesame Street characters such as Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Elmo, Zoe, Bert and Ernie, Cookie Monster, Grover, Abby Cadabby and The Count, as well as the main characters of Fraggle Rock.^ Cookie Monster is my all-time favorite character from Sesame Street.
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^ This is amazing, Cookie monster is my faoverite Sesame Street character.
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^ Can you interview other characters from Sesame Street?
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.The most widely known[citation needed] television shows featuring Muppets have been Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Fraggle Rock and Bear in the Big Blue House.^ Zach - Mahna Mahna is on the 'Songs from the Street' CD box set and the 'Platinum Too' CD. It's also on the first-season Muppet Show DVD set.
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^ After all these years, I still think that Sesame Street is still my biggest hit television show.
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^ This was AWESOME! Can they just make this a regular series where they interview all the Sesame Street and Muppet Show characters?
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Other series have included The Jim Henson Hour, The Ghost of Faffner Hall, Dog City, Secret Life of Toys, Muppets Tonight, The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss and Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony. A recurring adult-oriented cast of Muppets (in a setting known as The Land of Gorch) were featured throughout the first season of Saturday Night Live.
Guest stars on some of these programs have occasionally had Muppet versions of themselves. .It was a regular practice for the first few episodes of The Muppet Show, and ZZ Top, among others, have appeared as Muppet versions of themselves on Sesame Street.^ The other competitors made a brave showing on the first round, especially Gilbert of the White Hand, who was present and never shot better.

Muppet versions of real people have also appeared in other shows, such as in 30 Rock, when one of the characters, Kenneth the Page views his co-workers as Muppet-versions in episode "Apollo, Apollo" of March 26, 2009.
.The puppet characters of Farscape, The Storyteller, Mother Goose Stories, The Hoobs, Construction Site and Dinosaurs, as well as from the films Labyrinth, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Buddy, The Country Bears and The Dark Crystal, are not considered Muppets[citation needed], as they were made by Jim Henson's Creature Shop, rather than by Henson's Muppet Workshop.^ Great stories thrive and survive because the basic elements of that story are solid and well constructed; each character contributing something unique, heroes and villains alike, which goes to make the group's whole greater than just a sum of their parts.

^ And when they found that his mood was with them, they made him swear an oath of fealty, and told him the haunt of the band--a place he knew right well.

The puppet casts of Puppet Up! and Tinseltown are also not considered Muppets as they were made by The Jim Henson Company after the sale of The Muppets in 2004. The Star Wars character Yoda was voiced by Frank Oz, one of Henson's regular performers, and is often referred to as a Muppet in media and reference works; he is not, however, a Muppet and Henson's organization was not involved in the character's design.
The Muppets' popularity has been so expansive that Muppet characters have been treated as celebrities in their own right. The Muppets have presented at the Academy Awards and Emmy Awards[citation needed]; made cameo appearances in such feature films as Rocky III[10], An American Werewolf in London[11] and Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium[12]; and have been interviewed on the newsmagazine 60 Minutes. Kermit the Frog was interviewed early on in Jon Stewart's run on The Daily Show,[13] guest hosted The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, America's Funniest Home Videos and an April Fool's Day edition of Larry King Live[citation needed]; and the frog has served as Grand Marshal of the Tournament of Roses Parade[citation needed]. The characters also appeared in-character on such sit-coms and dramas as The Cosby Show, The West Wing and The Torkelsons[citation needed]. The music video for the Weezer song "Keep Fishin'" is premised on the band performing on The Muppet Show and features appearances by several characters. On September 28, 2005, the United States Postal Service released a Jim Henson and the Muppets postage stamp series.[14] .The Muppets also appeared on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve for the 2008 countdown on December 31, 2007. Kermit, Rizzo and others welcomed in the new year with a series of messages to welcome viewers back from the advertising breaks.^ August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 What is 'In Character'?
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.After one such segment, with Kermit in Time Square, co-host Ryan Seacrest thanked his pal "Kerms" for the help bringing in '08.[15] Miss Piggy has appeared as a guest on The Late Show and Kermit the Frog appeared on Hollywood Squares and as one of the celebrity commentators on VH1's I Love documentary series.^ I suggest you bring on the two old fellows in the teather looking on and critizing Curmit and Miss Piggy at the end of the show,you can do a great realistic interview and a variable to this concept online.
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They will appear on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition as special hosts on January 3, 2010.
On July 25, 2007 the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta announced the opening of a new Jim Henson Wing, which will house anywhere from 500 to 700 retired Muppets, including those from Fraggle Rock and Sesame Street. .The new wing will also include films, sketches, and other materials from the Jim Henson Company archives.^ Robin Hood Resources is a new site intended to help those people researching Robin Hood films, Robin Hood television, and other aspects of the Legend of Robin Hood.

The wing, which will be a part of the Center's new building, is slated to open in 2010.

Discography

From its earliest planning stages, Sesame Street was designed to be a show that would use music and singing as a part of the material being taught. .So it was only natural to release the musical content on records, not only to reinforce the curriculum lessons for children when they weren't watching the show, but also because Sesame Street music is enjoyable just for its own sake.^ I remember watching sesame street as a kid, but that was just funny.
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^ I have been watching him on Sesame Street since my kids were small...and now they have kids of their own!
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^ I had always loved watching cookie monster on Sesame Street when I was growing up!!
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The first six albums were released by Columbia Records and Warner Bros. Records, both major labels with many years of experience. These were deluxe albums, issued in colorful gatefold covers, usually with bonus material such as posters, lyric booklets, and photos and drawings of the show's characters. This arrangement lasted for the first five years of the show.
.During the summer of 1970, as The Sesame Street Book & Record became a best seller, Bob McGrath and Loretta Long also released their own children's albums.^ When my children were toddlers, part of our bedtime routine was for all of us to sing songs from Sesame Street.
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^ I have been watching him on Sesame Street since my kids were small...and now they have kids of their own!
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^ Sesame Street is long-gone from our TV. But, I watched this all by myself and was laughing out loud (LOL, in my kids' lingo)!
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.While not part of the Sesame Street canon (even though they both mention Sesame Street on their covers), they also became well-known albums because of the show's huge popularity.^ But even as he spoke, Robin found the moment's grace for which he longed; and immediately grasped his horn and blew the three well-known blasts of the greenwood.

^ Then I like you well; and had I known you earlier, would have both carried you across and shared my pasty pie with you."

^ As for the nag, it was as thin as the rider, and both looked as though they had been baked in Mother Huddle's Oven, where folk are dried up so that they live forever.
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In 1974, Sesame Street created its own series of records, on an independent label that was called Sesame Street Records, with a custom record label logo of the Sesame Street sign. .These albums were manufactured by Children's Records of America from 1974 to 1976, and by Distinguished Productions from 1977 to 1984. Over 70 titles were produced over the ten-year run of the label.^ Armitage is brilliant in these sequences, producing the small blade, demanding to see the scar from last year.

The catalog included reissues of all of the previous Columbia and Warner Bros. albums, although in less lavish packages than their original editions. At first, titles were only issued on vinyl, but over the years, they were also produced on cassettes and 8-track tapes.
.The Sesame Street Records label was shut down around 1984. Soon after, many Sesame Street titles began to be reissued on cassettes by an educational company called Sight & Sound.^ To all this the yeomen listened in silence, the clatter of many voices, jesting and laughing, sounding around them, and the red light of the fire shining on their faces and in their eyes.
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^ But of a sudden all this bickering ceased, for a clear sound of many bugle horns came winding down the street.
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^ At this sight a murmur went all around among the band, like the sound of the wind in distant trees; but no man came forward nor touched the money.
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While some tapes used the original cover pictures, others had new cover pictures. .An important historical footnote during this period is that in 1987, the very first Sesame Street CD was produced, called The Best of Sesame Street, and it would be the only CD produced until the early 1990s.^ I grew up with Sesame Street and would like to thank you for the stroll down memory lane.
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^ By the way, how much did you charge the producers of Sesame Street for the replacement???
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^ I also would like to see more interviews with other Sesame Street characters.
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In 1990, titles began to appear on Golden Music, which was the music division of Golden Books. A mix of new titles appeared, beginning with tributes to Jim Henson and Joe Raposo, along with reissues of older titles. Golden's license lasted until 1994.
In 1995, Sony Wonder began issuing a new series of titles. .This was looked on with interest by some Sesame collectors, since Sony owns the back catalog of Columbia Records, who put out the very first Sesame Street LP in 1970. While that album has not yet been reissued on CD in its entirety, the second Columbia album, The Muppet Alphabet Album, was reissued as Sing the Alphabet.^ The first arrow he struck into the center ring, but the second missed its mark, and smote the black; the last arrow was tipped with luck, for it smote the very center of the clout, upon the black spot that marked it.
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^ At this, the lame man, who had taken off his wooden leg and unstrapped his own leg, and was sitting with it stretched out upon the grass so as to rest it, made room for Robin among them.
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^ At this the Bishop looked up, but he could say never a word; yet he was thankful to keep some of his wealth.
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However, one section of dialogue was cut which referred to turning the record over, which wouldn't make any sense to CD listeners.
The Sony Wonder years culminated with Songs from the Street, an elaborate 3-CD boxed set produced in association with Sony Music's Legacy Recordings. This set was full of classic and rare tracks both from records and from live performances on the show. It also contained a detailed booklet about the history of the show, written by Christopher Cerf. .It was the first time Sesame Street had received the boxed-set treatment from a major label, although several multi-LP boxed sets had been released over the years on Sesame Street Records.^ Cookie Monster is my all-time favorite character from Sesame Street.
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^ Zach - Mahna Mahna is on the 'Songs from the Street' CD box set and the 'Platinum Too' CD. It's also on the first-season Muppet Show DVD set.
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^ After all these years, I still think that Sesame Street is still my biggest hit television show.
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On September 17, 2002 Rhino released The Muppet Show: Music, Mayhem, and More. In addition to the many Sesame Street and Muppets movie soundtracks available, this collection compiles music from various Muppets sources. It includes the rare song Rainbow Connection which was previously available on CD only on the soundtrack for The Muppet Movie.
In 2007, Koch Records announced that it would begin distributing Sesame Street titles. The first titles began to appear in 2008, with reissues of albums that had previously been released on Sony Wonder.
In addition to the main library of Sesame Street music, over the years, original cast albums have been sold at the Sesame Street Live shows. .See Sesame Street Live Discography for a chronological list of titles.^ I also would like to see more interviews with other Sesame Street characters.
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^ I absolutely love Sesame Street all around; let's see an interview with Elmo next Please!
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^ Every person who grew up watching Sesame Street needs to see this.
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Filmography

Theatrical and telefilms

Television series

Television specials

Comic book

In 2009, BOOM! Studios began publishing The Muppet Show Comic Book based on The Muppet Show and written and drawn by Roger Langridge.

Future

.After the consensus was reached that The Muppets' Wizard of Oz failed to deliver critically, the question hung in the air whether or not another Muppet film would be made.^ The beggar danced about, and made as though he would drop his staff from very pain, while the crowd roared and Eric raised himself for another crushing blow.

[citation needed] A new film has been confirmed by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, who both plan to produce the next Muppet film.[16] They have also stated that they will both write the next picture, but only Stoller will direct.[16]
On March 31, 2008, First Showing revealed details about the new Muppet film.[17] Coming Soon reported similar news.[18] .After an interview with Jason Segel, First announced, "it's going to be incredibly old-fashioned, with the familiar Muppet characters putting on a show to save an old theater.^ Zach - Mahna Mahna is on the 'Songs from the Street' CD box set and the 'Platinum Too' CD. It's also on the first-season Muppet Show DVD set.
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^ Done the old fashion way CLEAN AND FUN. Thank You for the interview I really enjoyed it.
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^ Hope NPR will have other Sesame Street characters and muppets interviews.
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The danger? An evil character wants to tear the place down to get at the oil underneath."[17] .Segel stated that he was the most enthusiastic about the project, also stating, "I just remember being 10 years old and for me Kermit was Tom Hanks.^ As opposed to being the symbol of what Robin Hood's cause should be about (remember "rob from the rich and give to the poor"?

^ (Remember the one about her being sacked for being drunk at the end of series 2?

.Kermit is like the original Everyman and I remember watching the old Muppets with my parents and seeing Peter Sellers and people like that on.^ I fondly remember inviting my dad several times to come watch him.
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^ I just watched this with my 2 and 3 yr old boys.
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^ "Here, Robin, change your raiment with me, and we will see if my lord knows an old woman when he sees her."

.I've always had Muppet pictures and figurines all through my house.^ The company then rode on to the Mansion House, where the King held high levee through all the noon hours, and the whole town made a holiday.

^ "With all my heart," said Robin, "we are always pleased to show our guests all the sport that is to be seen.
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.Now that I'm getting to write it, I feel like all of my dreams are coming true."^ "Now by the lusty yew bow of good Saint Withold," cried the stranger, "that is a shot indeed, and never saw I the like in all my life before!
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^ But now the Miller, plodding along the road, had come opposite to where the yeomen lay hidden, whereupon all four of them ran at him and surrounded him.
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^ "Now hearken, my merry men all, to the news that I have brought from Lincoln Town today.
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[18] The movie will mainly star many of the original Muppets. The movie's title has been officially revealed as "The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made". In January 2010 James Bobin signed on to direct the film.

In popular culture

Muppet-like and Muppet-inspired puppets star in the 2004 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Avenue Q (which disavows any relationship with Sesame Workshop or the Jim Henson Company, possibly to avoid lawsuits from the two companies). Peter Jackson's film, Meet the Feebles is another parody of the Muppets. .A vomit-spewing Kermit the Frog was a recurring character on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and the Muppets were frequently "pre-empted" at the beginning of episodes for the Canadian series You Can't Do That On Television. Many other movies and television shows such as The Simpsons, Family Guy and Robot Chicken have referenced The Muppets - for a more comprehensive list, see Muppet Wiki.^ Cookie and the rest of the Muppets have long been in my list of favorite characters.
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^ Many, many more "fun" polls to come when we get into Robin Hood series 3.

^ Her red dress hit’s the spot, and double entendres such as “do you ride” and “gently caress the ball” will amuse the family orientated tea time audience.

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Simple English

The Muppets are puppet characters created by Jim Henson. The characters include Kermit the Frog and the cast of Sesame Street. Jim Henson started work with the Muppets in the 1950's and continued until his death in 1990. The Muppets are currently owned by The Walt Disney Company. The term "muppet" is trademarked and owned by The Walt Disney Company. Puppets used in Sesame Street are still called muppets at times, and have special permission to use that name from The Walt Disney Company.

Jim Henson said the name "muppet" came from combining the words "puppet" and "marionette," but he also said that he just liked the way the word sounded. There is no defined difference between a muppet and a puppet other than the link to Jim Henson. Many of Jim Henson's muppets have large eyes, round noses, and large mouths that go from one end of the face to the other (almost ear to ear). Muppets are often made out of foam with felt on top. Puppeteers usually control the muppet with one hand in the head and the other hand controls the muppets arms. Sometimes the arms have a stick that is used to move the hand and arm - this is called the "arm rod." Puppeteers hold the arm rod at one end and the other end touches the muppet hand. Some muppets have hands that are gloves. Puppeteers put their hands in the gloves of these muppets so the muppet can move its fingers. For this reason, most muppets appear to favor their left hands.

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