Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006: A Year in Review

As 2006 draws to a close it is only natural to look back at what the year brought. It was a eventful year for Muppet-thusiasts. Here are just some of the amazing highlights of the past 365 days:

  • "The World According to Sesame Street" opened at the Sundance Film Festival
  • Miss Piggy appeared in Super Bowl commercials for Pizza Hut
  • Kermit the Frog starred in a Super Bowl commercial for the Ford Escape Hybrid
  • "MirrorMask" released on DVD
  • "Sesame Beginnings" debuted on DVD
  • Kermit and Piggy appeared at the TV Land Awards
  • Kermit the Frog guest hosted "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
  • Caroll Spinney honored with the Daytime Emmys' "Lifetime Achievement Award"
  • The 8 "lost" episodes of "Bear in the Big Blue House" aired on Disney Channel
  • "Dinosaurs: The Complete First and Second Seasons" DVD box set released
  • "The StoryTeller: The Definitive Collection" released on DVD
  • "Late Night Buffet" pilot filmed in Hollywood
  • "Muppets Ahoy!" debuted on Disney Cruise Lines
  • The 37th season of "Sesame Street" premiered on PBS
  • "Fraggle Rock: Complete Second Season" DVD box set released
  • "Before You Leap" by Kermit the Frog released
  • "My Life as a Furry Red Monster" by Kevin Clash released
  • "A Green and Red Christmas" holiday album released
  • "Sesame Street: Old School, Volume 1" DVD box set released
  • "Puppet Up! - Uncensored" television special aired on TBS
  • "A Sesame Street Christmas Carol" released on DVD
  • "The Hoobs" premiered on American television
  • 20 new episodes of "Statler and Waldorf: From the Balcony" appeared on
  • The Jim Henson Company's "Puppet Up!" puppet improv group performed over 32 live shows in Hollywood, Aspen, Edinburgh and Las Vegas.
  • Kermit made over 14 guest appearances on other programs (Elmo makes 6, Piggy makes 5, Big Bird makes 2 and Pepe makes 1).
  • The Muppet Newsflash published over 120 news posts in an effort to keep fans up to date on the latest Muppet and Henson news.

Yep, that’s the Muppet year in a nutshell. Whew, what an exciting ride, eh? Next year should be even more thrilling for fans and (as always) I'll be here to keep you all up to date. Happy New Year's!


Anonymous said...

you forgot the release of the Kermit Replica

un mec bien said...

You also forgot de Adidas Adicolor series with Kermit and Peggy, and the begining and ending of the french tv show Muppets TV (aired on TF1).
Take a look:



TF1's Muppets TV:

Anonymous said...

I love Peggy! I wish they had made a Fuzzy and Ralph Adicolor. Stradler and Woldof ones would have been great too!