Category Archives: Muppets

Bradys and Gentlemen

Beth has now shown me all five seasons of The Brady Bunch. She says she started watching it to goof on it, then found that she genuinely liked it. It can be pretty corny, but I think there’s a sweetness … Continue reading

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Drag Out the Dickens

I can’t quite recall what my introduction to A Christmas Carol actually was. I have a memory of my dad reading it to me as a kid, quite possibly an abridged version, even though it’s pretty short as is. I … Continue reading

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OzCon Online

Since physical gatherings are a bad idea these days, OzCon International in California was canceled this year, but some attendees decided to do a virtual one, live from the Valley of Virtula. No, not really; that’s the prehistoric name for … Continue reading

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California Scheming

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World – This was a quite ambitious movie for its time, bringing together many of the most famous comic actors of the time. Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Jonathan Winters, Mickey Rooney, Phil … Continue reading

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Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum

I don’t know if I’ll watch any other holiday specials this year, but since this is probably the last time I’ll get the chance to post before Christmas, here are my reviews of three I watched this year and hadn’t … Continue reading

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Let Us Contemplate the Sadness of a Banjo-Playing Frog

One thing I noticed in the book Yama Yama Land, by Grace Duffie Boylan, was a reference to a giant frog playing a tennis racquet like a banjo. Picture by Edgar Keller So what’s the connection between frogs and banjos? … Continue reading

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Koopas Behind the Curtain

This article I read this week discusses the idea of Mario and company being essentially actors in different scenarios, as per a comment from Shigeru Miyamoto comparing them to the cast of Popeye cartoons. It obviously addresses Super Mario Bros. … Continue reading

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Douglas Fir Give Me Heartburn

It’s just a few more days until Christmas, so I might as well do a run-down of some of the holiday media I’ve consumed. I’d seen all of these previously, but not that recently, and I don’t think I’d written … Continue reading

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When the Muppets Are in the World

I’ve finished watching the first three seasons of the original Muppet Show, and while there were seasons after that (a total of five, I think), the others aren’t out on DVD. Season Four was originally supposed to be released in … Continue reading

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I’m Like a Bird

I Am Big Bird – A documentary about Caroll Spinney, the guy who’s been performing as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since the beginning of Sesame Street back in 1969. While it’s really cool that he’s still doing this, … Continue reading

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