Friday, June 01, 2007

Muppet Impression Contest

Can you do a good Muppet impression? Do you have a hidden talent of sounding just like Fozzie Bear? Do your friends hassle you to do your Swedish Chef impression at parties? Or do you find yourself singing like Lew Zealand in shower? If you said yes to any of these question then here's a contest for you!

The MuppetCast, the definitive Muppet podcast on the web, is hosting a Muppet impression contest. The rules are simple: Record yourself doing your best Muppet impression (any Muppet character you want), and email the sound file of your vocal impression to Be sure to include your name and name of the character you are impersonating in your audio file.

The top five entries (as determined by a panel of judges) will then be voted upon by the listeners of the podcast to decide the ultimate winner.

The exciting part of this contest is, of course, the chance to win some exciting prizes. Aside from a great sense of accomplishment (and the impressive bragging rights) attached to winning the contest, the impressionists that rank first and second place will receive some great prizes. The runner-up will receive a free copy of "It's Not Easy Being Green... and Other Things to Consider", a book full of inspiration quotes by Jim Henson and his friends. The winner will receive a free copy of "Before You Leap", which came out in October 2006, written by Kermit the Frog. Plus Muppet writer Jim Lewis (who helped write the book for Kermit) will personally autograph the book to the winner!

The contest is still running and accepting submissions so it's not too late to join in the fun. You can send in an impression of any Muppet character you like, even Kermit (but keep in mind that pretty much everyone is going to try and do Kermit). What are you waiting for? Bust out that microphone, warm up those vocal cords, and send in your best Muppet impression! More information on the contest can be found on the MuppetCast website; and be sure to listen to the MuppetCast for more updates and details on the contest as things progress.

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