NEWS UPDATE: December 30, 2009
Remember that The Muppets will be appearing on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition this Sunday, January 3rd on ABC at 8/7c. This looks to be a can't-miss appearance featuring, at the very least, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Pepe, Animal, and Camilla (the chicken) and maybe even a few more surprises! Muppets Studio has the whole scoop on their Facebook page.
Major Muppet all-star, Dave Goelz, and major Muppet weirdo, Gonzo, will be appearing in St. Louis, Missouri at the St. Louis County Library on February 6th, 2010 to host Muppet History 101: an Evening with Dave Goelz and Gonzo. (I think they picked the right fellow to host such an aptly-named event, don't you?) I will be there front and center to see Dave and Gonzo and an in-depth report on The Muppet Mindset will follow. If you live in the Missouri or southern/central Illinois area, I hope to see you there!
Steve Whitmire will be hosting a 4-day lecture and workshop called, Steve Whitmire: Perspectives "The Sentient Puppet" at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, Georgia on January 9, 10, 16, and 17. Apparently Steve will be offering actual puppetry lessons along with giving in-depth lectures on his experience with fuzzy things with hands up their bums. The Muppet Mindset will not be there for this, but we do have a corespondent who will be and will provide an in-depth report for us!
The trade paperback containing all four fantastic issues of The Muppet Show Comic Book: The Treasure of Peg Leg Wilson will be released this coming Wednesday (January 6th). The Muppet Show Comic Book: On the Road #1 will also be released on the same day. Keep an eye on your local comic book store to find these great new Muppet comic book releases!
Finally, The Muppet Movie is going to be preserved by the Library of Congress along with Michael Jackson's "Thriller." This is an incredible honor for any film--an honor only bestowed upon a select few. Congratulations to Kermit and the gang for this monumental honor!
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier