Muppet

New Muppet Videos

Thanks to Aquarionics, I have discovered a range of new Muppet Videos online.

There's the Chef, The Old Guys, Gonzo, Beaker and Sam the American Eagle ('World Wide Web? Is there a way to put this just on the American Part?' *guffaw*)

I thought the Chef's video was the best though!

I hope that Aquarion is right about the new series... though I suspect it's going to be a 'keeping the brand alive on youtube until the next film' deal.

C is for Cookie

V for Vendetta [2006]The Muppet Show - Season 1 Someone has taken the ideas of 'V for Vendetta' and made a trailer with the monsters from Sesame Street. This thing is inspired.... and the closing tagline from Cookie Monster is brilliant.

I particularly like 'The Count'.... 'You haf vun last chance....... do you understand?' 'Elmo says no.' (pause) 'TWO! Two last chances.... Ha! Ha! Ha!'

I particularly like the scenes where the 'Zoe' muppet playing the Natalie Portman character is shaved.

You've got to love the muppets...

I saw this on 'Muppets Tonight!' (sadly cancelled). It's lovely to see it pop up again online.

Of course, one clip leads to another, ... and so from 'The Daily Show'

Now, when will Muppets Tonight be on DVD? I've a hankering for some German Opera from Seymour and Pepe...

Muppets Tonight DVD? Ela-if-i-know!

And now youtube visit is complete without 'Numa Numa'!

Oh no! I forgot about Johnny Fiama....

Avenue Q

Before Curtain up at Avenue QMonica outside the theatre where we saw Avenue QToday we finally got to see Avenue Q in London. I've been looking forward to it for some time. Quite simply, the show is excellent, absolutely wonderful. It's pure class from the start. Nicky was my favourite character, rather reminiscent of Ernie from Sesame Street. The cast were well practiced, very slick. The puppets were handled well, with some cast dealing with several characters (and as a result the puppets were not always handled by the same puppeteer). Sometimes the puppets changed puppeteer mid scene - and we didn't notice until long after the handoff when the original puppeteer walked in with the new character.

I made this sketch to commemorate seeing Avenue Q in London, a fantastic show.

This show is one that I can't recommend highly enough. I had high expectations of it given that it won Tonys on Broadway, and it surpassed them.

Significant contributions have been made to theatre by people of fur...

Future adventures in the West End: Stomp - Footloose - The Bolshoi Ballet.

Update:Avenue Q en français

Update: Footloose will feature David Essex. Your love light shining... Every cloud's got a silver uh-lining......

Avenue Q approacheth.

I got my Avenue Q cast album CD today. It's roughly a fortnight until we see the show in London, and I'm quite looking forward to it.

Avenue Q got a mention on BBC's 'Breakfast' the other day. That was quite a surprise. Here's the BBC report.

A quick search reveals that it'll be discussed on the BBC 'Culture Show' on the 10th June, at 8:20pm, BBC2 (with a repeat in the early hours).

Found on Google Video: 'I wish I could go back to College', and 'It Sucks to be Me' (from the Tony Awards)