Nov 16, 2012
News Update: November 16, 2012
Ever since last Halloween, when the Muppets made an awesome appearance on WWE Smackdown, we've been aware of the fact that some WWE folks are Muppet fans as well. Perhaps no one crosses over as much into both categories as WWE wrestler Hornswoggle, a self-proclaimed Muppet fanatic. Don't believe me? Well, then check out this awesome new video from WWE which features Hornswoggle showing off his impressive Muppet collection and Muppet geekitude (which is now a word, deal with it).
Speaking of WWE, earlier this week we received the exciting news that the Muppets are returning to the wrestling show next month as part of WWE's "Tribute to the Troops" holiday special. TV By the Numbers confirmed the news and has a press release about the event. The Muppets will appear in the special which will be broadcast on USA Network on December 19th as a two hour event and on December 22nd on NBC as a one hour event. So be prepared for some more Muppet wrestling madness!
Earlier this week it was announced that D23, the Official Disney Fan Club, would be hosting a Muppet meet up event later this month. Kermit the Frog and Pepe the King Prawn will be live and in person at the Times Square Disney Store in New York City on November 27th! Unfortunately, advance tickets were only available to D23 members and sold out extremely fast. However, you can read all about the upcoming event on the D23 website and I'm sure we'll have plenty of details about the meet up after it happens. I know for a fact that our friends Joe Hennes and Ryan Roe from ToughPigs will be at the event, so at the very least they'll have some cool pictures and stories to share.
Finally, in awesomely weird Muppet video news, the Swedish Chef appeared in the most recent video from Chris Hardwick and the Nerdist Channel on YouTube. The video is a parody of the popular "Ermahgerd" internet meme (which you should Google if you don't already know it). Somehow Nerdist got the real, actual Swedish Chef to come in for the music video and rap (I think, you never can tell with the Chef). Really, you should just watch it for yourself...
The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, firstname.lastname@example.org