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Muppet Freak is back...kinda

Discussion in 'On the Web' started by dwmckim, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Muppet Freak (d.w. mckim's blog primarily about Muppet/Henson fandom) is back...kinda maybe approximately sort of...

    It's moved to a new address (old host closed down...without ample warning to its users) and the archives are being reposted at the new location over the next several days/weeks.

    I don't yet know if after the archives are all up if the blog itself will be back fulltime or not...but there will most likely be a few new articles in the near future (even before the complete archives are reposted) Along with the actual archives from the first host, i may also add some material i've written for other places/venues over the years as well.

    Any feedback is encouraged - i'm not a technical person/computer literate at all (mainly due to NOT having a computer for the decade and a half i've been online) so if you have your own blogging experiences and can suggest ways to add features/little extras, i'm all ears. Also would like to hear article suggestions readers may want to see.

    I'm not "all over the place" in various forums/social media and such so feel free to spread the word to other places.

    I'll use this thread to note updates as/when/if they happen.

    At any rate - the new main page is at http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com and the new introductory article ("Muppet Freak Debut... the Second Time...") is at http://muppetfreak.blogspot.com/2012/03/muppetfreak-debutthe-second-time.html
  2. Minstrel Murray

    Minstrel Murray Well-Known Member

    I'm really glad to hear this is back! I'm ready to learn from the master.
  3. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    Glad to see you back!
  4. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    "new" posts (more specifically the original blog's introduction posts:)

    "Introduction to the Muppet Freak Blog [From the Archives: 3-23-09]"

    "Your Host... [From the Archives: 3-24-09]"

    Like most of the new blog's reprints most likely will include, i've put updated commentary in red print. Also since i now have the ability to include video, i included the Hey Chelsea video in the latter post. (That video feature should really come in handy since the next reprint article on deck is a look at the coolest Sesame songs ever...)
  5. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    We love having you back, dude. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve this time around.
  6. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Two really nifty articles added:

    "The Top Five COOLEST Sesame Street Songs Ever! [From the Archives: 3-25-09]"
    Really fun reprint article covering awesome songs...with videos now including of each one.

    ....and a new post featuring news about a new book i'm featured in that i'm really delighted, flattered, and stunned by:
  7. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member


    "2009 Daytime Emmys: Sesame Street and a Huge Rant on One Life to Live [From the Archives: 3-27-09]"
    Musings on what the year's ceremony would be like after the pre-noms came out, speculation on where/if it would air and how big a part SST would play.

    "The COOLEST Sesame Album EVER (and It's All About Naked Bert) [From the Archives: 3-27-09]
    One of my all time fave posts taking a look at Bert & Ernie Sing-Along. "SING OUT, LUIS!"
  8. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Added today: One tiny archive post welcoming new readers not really worth linking to here and...

    "The Two Worst Things to Ever Happen to the Muppets [From the Archives: 3-28-09]"
    Muppet Freak looks back at the two things that caused the Muppet brand horrible setbacks ... but bring your eye drops 'cause this isn't very pretty to look at...
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  9. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Actually, the Muppets did get more exposure beyond once-a-year specials between 1984 and 1989. There's a number of guest appearances, PSAs, and a handful of direct-to-video series (the Playhouse Video releases, the Play-Along Videos, and the rare Interactivision releases... I feel I shouldn't mention A Muppet Babies Video Storybook).

    And I can't wait to see what that third worst thing is (it can't be Studio DC because that came before the article).
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  10. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    The posers did get really sloppy after awhile, lol.

    I don't mind Muppet Babies. If Muppet Babies is the worst thing to happen to your franchise, that's pretty darn good, lol.
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  11. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member


    "The Three Times I Felt Horribly Sorry for a Muppet [From the Archives: 3-29-09]"
    Archive post about when you're supposed to laugh but end up crying instead.

    "One of the World's Most Creepiest Cartoons"
    Brand new post! Not Muppet-related, but building off the theme of the above article pointing out an example of slapstick humor that subverts the usual rules with chilling effect.
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  12. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    Sweet! Good to see you back, and so productive, dw! :)

    I read a few of these; will browse when I have more leisure next week. But at a glance: thoughtful, well-writ, and entertaining, with just enough graphics to nicely break up the text flow. I'd say: a hit!

  13. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

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    dwmckim Well-Known Member

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  15. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Glad to see you back! And so many stuff! :fanatic:
  16. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    Added today - our original April Fools Special!

    "Our First Muppeteer Interview - And BOY, Is This Huge and a Major Coup! [From the Archives: 4-1-09]"
    After being online for less than a month, back in 2009 Muppet Freak scored its first interview with the biggest of the wigs - none other than... Jim Henson????

    Part April Fools fun, part tribute, there's lots of cool Easter Eggs for Muppet fans in there. Jim spills all the dish from the origins of Frank Oz's potty mouth, what Richard Hunt's been up to and the true nature of God herself!
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  17. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

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  18. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member


    "On Mortality (and Why the Muppets Matter) [From the Archives: 4-4-09]
    My classic and oft-referred to essay about mortality, the life cycle, and why/how the Muppets play an important part [This article touches on controversial concepts that may not be appropriate for younger or more impressionable readers]
  19. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

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  20. newsmanfan

    newsmanfan Well-Known Member

    I agree with your Muppet-appearance choices, particularly the monsters...but I would add Newsie (even in nonspeaking bits, such as being an audience member during some of "Muppets Tonight", he has the same serious slightly disapproving air which not even Sam can bring off, which just makes the silliness even sillier) and Lewis Kazagger -- although he's been neglected most shamefully for a long time. I still felt his sudden appearance to comment on the impromptu Holiday Diamond Baseball Classic was what really made that scene!


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