Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Muppet week

At Tor.com it's Muppet Week! (My favorite time of year ... too bad it isn't actually a yearly occurrence.)

From the Tor.com newsletter:

It's the Muppet Week!It's the Muppet Week!The Muppets is due out just before Thanksgiving, so Tor.com is devoting some time to all things Henson!Muppet Week is here and we're going to be talking about films, puppetry, and the SFF inspirations throughout Henson's work. Danny Bowes finds the Rainbow Connection in The Muppet Movie, Chris Lough needs to remind you why The Great Muppet Caper is the best Muppet film of the lot, and Emily Asher-Perrin asks the most important question about The Muppets Take Manhattan - are Kermit and Miss Piggy really married? Ryan Britt takes a look at six SF icons who hung out with Kermit and the gang, and we've learned that several Muppets tried out for the part of Yoda before the wrinkled one landed the part: see their auditions! Plus, Bridget McGovern discusses Henson's first major foray into fantasy, 1982's The Dark Crystal. There's more coming all week, so don't miss out on all the laughs, songs and dances!

I've already got a date set up to go with friends to see the film on Friday. I will be wearing my Threadless Kermit tee -- yes, I'm one of "those fans" who wears paraphernalia to the event. Can you honestly blame me for this level of geekery?

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