A year before Sesame Street debuted, Jim Henson’s Muppets turned up on The Ed Sullivan Show. The fuzzy, smoke-blowing aliens repeated the phrase “Sclrap Flyapp!” while hunting an elusive snail creature whose only utterance was “Merp.” Yes, it’s as silly as it sounds.
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The ELO track Mr. Blue Sky has turned up in a variety of movies and cover versions over the years. Now, The Muppets join that list with a joyful rendition of the tune by Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The performance is part of the Dear Earth special, celebrating our planet and helping to raise awareness about climate change.
Not only was Kermit the Frog one of the first Muppets, but he’s also their de facto leader. We know a lot about how the character came to be, but there’s one feature of Kermie that has eluded fans in terms of its origin. Puppeteer Adam Kreutinger dives deep in a quest to find the origin of the frog’s familiar eyes.
If you watch The Muppet Show, one thing you can always count on is an appearance by those grumpy old hecklers Statler and Waldorf. Well, in this sketch from SNL, Kenan Thompson and Keegan-Michael Key play a couple of security guards who have had quite enough of their disruptive behavior and look to put an end to it.
Every time we hear the song Rainbow Connection from The Muppet Movie, it gives us the feels. While Jim Henson set the bar high with his original performance, 13-year-old puppeteer Kai and his dad Kelbe Schrank did the song and its creators proud during an event at Aubrey, Texas’ Fortunata Winery.