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  • Mayor Bloomberg Names Muppets As City Ambassadors

    Mayor Bloomberg Names Muppets As City Ambassadors
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the Muppets as New York City's official "Family Ambassadors" Friday in a press conference in Times Square. For the next year, Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang will encourage families to travel to the Big...
  • Unstrung and uncensored

    Unstrung and uncensored
    Jim Hammond, second from left, and some very bad puppets. Photos by Eric Bojanowski. On a cracked wooden stage inside the World and Eye Arts Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the scene, for exactly 30 seconds, seems ripped from a lost episode of Jim...
  • A film as warm and fuzzy as Elmo

    A film as warm and fuzzy as Elmo
    I must admit I never paid much attention to Elmo, the red furry “Sesame Street” character. I preferred my muppets more feral, and with attitude, like Animal, Cookie Monster or Oscar the Grouch. They always seemed more interesting than the...
  • Kevin Clash shines in new documentary 'Being Elmo'

    Kevin Clash shines in new documentary 'Being Elmo'
    When Kevin Clash was a boy in Baltimore County, he'd watch TV mere inches from the screen and wish he could walk right into "Sesame Street." It didn't take him long to get there. At 15, the kid from Turners Station became the regular puppeteer on a...
  • 'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' review: A nice glass of milk to wash down the warmth of "The Muppets"

    'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' review: A nice glass of milk to wash down the warmth of "The Muppets"
    *** (out of four) “The Muppets” star/co-writer Jason Segel sees nothing wrong with adults loving to entertain children of all ages with puppets. Neither does Kevin Clash, who grew up admiring Jim Henson and later befriended the...
  • Top 5 Christmas Comedies

    Top 5 Christmas Comedies
    When producers asked me to compile a list of the best holiday films, I didn’t think that would be very fun. Everybody has seen Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life a million times. I remember when I worked morning radio, we did a...
  • Muppets for the mature crowd

    Muppets for the mature crowd
    Henson Alternative's off-Broadway comedy "Stuffed and Unstrung" isn't the kind of puppet show you might have grown up with. Part of the Jim Henson Co. — which brought children "Sesame Street" and "The Muppets" — "Stuffed and Unstrung" is a...
  • Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
    Sesame Street debuted in 1969, the year I was born. I grew up watching it and then watching as Jim Henson brought his puppet creations to The Muppet Show. I was done watching Sesame Street before the Elmo character ever debuted, but when the Tickle Me...
  • Emmet Otter Bloopers: Turn any belly into a bowl full of jelly

    Emmet Otter Bloopers: Turn any belly into a bowl full of jelly
    Happy holidays, you guys! Today is Festivus, Christmas and Kwanzaa are almost here, and we're smack dab in the middle of Hanukkah. We all have our own holiday traditions, and the work of Jim Henson has been a big part of this time of year for me for many,...
  • 'Street Gang' by Michael Davis

    'Street Gang' by Michael Davis
    Big Bird snorts cocaine. Mr. Hooper uses his store as a front for stolen goods. Oscar the Grouch keeps pornography in his trash can. If these are the stories you are looking for, too bad. "Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street" is not a...
  • 'Avenue Q' can really grow on you

    'Avenue Q' can really grow on you
    SAN DIEGO — If the words "Children's Television Workshop" light up old neural centers in your brain, consider yourself in the right demographic for "Avenue Q," the diverting Tony-winning musical that lends a new twist to the familiar "Sesame Street"...