Instagram Roundup: The Muppets

Posted 9 years ago by Stuff

Instagram Roundup

It’s Muppet Week here on Top Hat Sasquatch and I thought it would be a great time to publish the second installation in our series of Instagram Roundups since everyone around the world is getting excited about The Muppets again.

I’m sure there will be plenty more images of The Muppets showing up after this week when the new movie comes out. I know my followers will probably be tired of seeing my Muppet-related images in their feed, but that’s the risk you take when you follow me.

Have any ideas for the next Instagram Roundup? Tag your photo #TopHatSasquatch and we’ll see it!

Today’s Instagram Roundup featured photos by junelims, secretlyloud, real_robnice, atgera, npyskater, leocke, kelan18, _wizlosophy, and me, tommyday.

Instagram Roundup header photo by zio Paolino

Muppet Babies: An Adorable, Deplorable Legacy

Posted 9 years ago by Television

In 1984, the Muppets were on a bit of downslide. The Muppet Show had ended its five-season run in 1981, the same year the Muppets had last been on the big screen in The Great Muppet Caper. That’s not to say that Henson and company were bored by any means. 1982 had seen the all-puppet feature film, The Dark Crystal, and Fraggle Rock was introduced on HBO in 1983. And, of course, there was always Big Bird and his friends on Sesame Street to keep Muppeteers busy. But the Muppets – Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, and the rest of the gang – were sort of off the radar at the time. They’d had a few TV specials here and there, and The Muppet Show was still being shown in syndication, but the characters were essentially shelved while Henson focused on other creative ventures.

But that all changed when their new film, The Muppets Take Manhattan, was released in theaters. It wasn’t that the film itself, which told of Kermit’s journey to bring the Muppets to Broadway, was a huge success. In fact, of the six original Muppet features, Manhattan ranks #5 with a box office take of only $25 million (Muppets from Space is #6, which should surprise no one). However, there was one scene in Manhattan that was destined to bring the Muppets back into the spotlight.

If you were alive in 1984, you probably loved this scene; I know I did. The little Muppets were adorable and the song was a catchy 1950’s throwback, complete with Fozzie, Gonzo, and Scooter backup singers. Although it is cuter than cute, if you think about it, there’s no reason for the scene to exist; it’s a dream sequence (not a flashback), and it’s inclusion doesn’t progress the story at all. It feels like a scene from another film, and there is some indication that this is not entirely by accident.
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Hanging Out with The Muppets

Posted 9 years ago by Tech

Tonight I hung out with a couple of international superstars – Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog.

As part of the rollout for the official Muppets’ Google+ page, Piggy, Kermit, The Muppets co-star/co-writer Jason Segal, director James Bobin, co-writer Nicholas Stoller, and the newest Muppet, Walter, all participated in a Google Hang Out. The conversation only lasted about 20 minutes, but it was still a pretty fun opportunity to learn a little more about the people behind the upcoming film.

For example, we got to hear about everyone’s favorite sketches from Muppet history. Bobin’s was Hugga Wugga
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Missing Links: The Muppets, Beer, Draco Malfoy

Posted 9 years ago by Missing Links

Missing Links

The Top Hat Sasquatch team reads a lot of blog posts every day, and some slip through the crack or just don’t warrant their own post. That’s where Missing Links comes in. Every few days we collect the best links we’ve come across and pass them on to you.

Just Give Me the Movie

Posted 9 years ago by Podcast, Uncategorized

In the second episode of Bubble Pipe Theater, Tommy, Tim, and Rob discuss Disney’s D23 Expo, debate the merits of the upcoming Star Wars Blu-ray set, and debut the new ongoing segment “Current Obsessions.”