Muppets

Wanted: ’60s Rock Flyer-Inspired Muppets Posters

If you’ve ever seen a picture of Jim Henson and his staff, you understand that the Muppets we know and love were the product of hippie culture. They did, after all, give us a band of puppets who could have come straight out of San Francisco’s ’60s acid-rock scene in Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. So it’s totally appropriate that designer and illustrator Michael De Pippo has created a series of five vintage concert flyer-style portraits of Dr. Teeth, Janice, Zoot, Floyd, and Animal. Although they’re not available yet, De Pippo will eventually be selling poster-size versions of these images — follow him on Twitter for updates. … Read More

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Trailer Park: Murderers, Messengers, and More Muppets

Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and puzzling over what they may be hiding. We’ve got ten new trailers for you to feast your eyes on this week; check ‘em out after the jump. … Read More

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Trailer Park: Barbarians, Banderas, and Remakes Galore

Welcome to “Trailer Park,” the Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. This week, we’ve got a whopping nine new trailers, featuring everyone from Jason Statham to Miss Piggy to Antonio Banderas (twice). Check ‘em out after the jump. … Read More

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Wanted: A Miniature Muppet Theatre

Here at Flavorpill, we’re huge fans of both tiny cute things and all things Muppets-related, so you can imagine how excited we were to come across Lance Cardinal’s mini-reproduction of the stage from The Muppet Show over on The Hairpin. And it’s so detailed, too! There’s a fully-functioning curtain, working footlights, and an itty bitty trapdoor that mirrors the one on the show. Click through to breathlessly peruse more photos, but be prepared to confront the ugly truth (we have!): perhaps there’s an obsessive toy collector lurking somewhere inside of you. … Read More

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Video of the Day: LCD Soundsystem & Muppets

LCD Soundsystem is getting a lot of love these days, now that the band has announced their last show ever. How typical — we only really appreciate something when it’s (almost) gone. But better late than never. This “unofficial DIY pop video” slash documented performance art piece features muppets singing along to LCD standard “Dance Yrself Clean”, beer cans, chintzy editing effects, and real life fans who seem to have watched the whole thing as it went down in Brighton. Is it a fitting tribute? Watch after the jump and let us know your thoughts in the comments! … Read More

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10 Awesome Muppet Mash-Up Music Videos

Despite the recent release of Kanye West’s official music video for “Monster,” one intrepid internet mash-up artist crafted his own version out of — what else? — clips of Muppets. It got us thinking about the gems of Muppet mash-up past. With enough ingenuity and some timing you can get those little felt critters to mime singing almost anything, from U2 to gangster rap to Lightning Bolt. Our selections for the most awesome and strangely appropriate Muppet mash-up music videos, after the jump. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. Public service announcement: Despite what you may have heard, Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy are both still alive. [via NY Daily News]

2. Defense attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray, who stands accused of Michael Jackson‘s murder, will argue that the King of Pop committed suicide, according to prosecutors on the case. [via… Read More

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Video of the Day: Magical Muppet Marriage Proposal

Thinking of popping the question over the holidays? We wish you good luck, but know this: the bar for extravagant marriage proposals has been raised. After a decade together, Sid wanted to go all-out in asking Sara to be his wife. So, he ordered two Muppets, custom-made to look like them. Then he shot an adorable, film trailer-style video and arranged to have it shown at a local theater. And guess what? Reader, she married him. Or she will, anyway. … Read More

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Wanted: Eric Slager’s Minimalist Muppets Poster

“In the spirit of trying new things, I wanted to try some minimalism that wasn’t a movie poster,” explains graphic designer Eric Slager on his blog. “Throw in my recent trip to the Jim Henson’s Fantastic World exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry, and the ever-expanding buzz around the new Jason Segel… Read More

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Thanksgiving Cooking Tips from the Muppets

This is the time of year when, inevitably, there are just too many cooks in the kitchen. Whether it’s your cousin leaning over your shoulder and chiding you about the amount of salt in your potatoes or the hundreds of celebrities shouting about their home-cooked, organic, nutritious-yet-sinfully-tasty fare all over the internet, all the hubbub can be overwhelming. Here at Flavorwire, we get most of our advice from rap lyrics and the Muppets, so we turned to our beloved, slightly un-PC. Swedish Chef for pointers in the cooking department. As it turns out, most of his Thanksgiving lessons fall into the “what not to do” category. (Don’t, for example, shoot holes in biscuits and call them donuts.) After the jump, our favorite culinary tips from the Muppets. … Read More

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