Jim Henson originally had no intention of making the Muppets kid-friendly

The Muppets feel as interwoven with pop culture as Star Wars, Saturday Night Live, and The Simpsons. The legacy of The Muppet Show, Muppet Babies, Sesame Street, and the gang’s numerous movies—both classic and modern—continue to ripple throughout culture. What’s wild, however, is that the wide-ranging franchise would…

Seth Rogen, Tiffany Haddish, Kumail Nanjiani and more will bring the Hilarity For Charity on Netflix

Seth and Lauren Rogen’s altruistic variety special, Hilarity For Charity, is coming to Netflix for the first time in its six-year history. The streaming platform and the Future Man executive producer announced the collaboration today along with a stacked lineup. The indefatigable Tiffany Haddish has secured a spot in…

Watch Muppets treat each other horribly in “The Real Grouches Of Sesame Street

Sesame Street has long been a purveyor of quality Muppet-based parodies of pop culture favorites, and its latest should be a hit with the Bravo set. “The Real Grouches Of Sesame Street” follows Oscar, Grundgetta, and Diva GarbageDump as they mix with outsider Grover and revel in treating each other terribly. It’s not…

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The Muppets don’t need another movie or TV show—they need YouTube

One of my favorite YouTube videos is a scratchy, 60-second sales pitch for grocery-store chow mein. The setup is strictly Mad Men—“Behold, a sad bride who can’t cook”—but the insensitivities of a bygone era are waved away with the introduction of the weeping young woman’s co-star: “Behold a dragon, who lurketh in the…

Blast off into the weekend with footage of Muppets blowing each other to smithereens

Congratulations: You’ve made it to the end of another work week in Omni Consumer Products’ America, a designation that presumes you managed to get any work done without being constantly distracted by current events, like 29 percent of respondents to a recent BetterWorks survey and 100 percent of Anthony Andersons in…