1 The Muppet Mindset: News Update: March 22, 2013

Mar 22, 2013

News Update: March 22, 2013

NEWS UPDATE: March 22, 2013

According to a picture posted by The Jim Henson Company on Facebook (seen at right), the Fraggles, including at least Red and Gobo, shot a video with NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi. A quick Google search of that name tells me that Ferdowsi works in the NASA control room and has a mohawk that gained him some odd notoriety during the Mars Curiosity Rover landing. Anyway... no word yet on what the Fraggles talked to him about, when a video might be up, or if Gobo speaks, but all of these could yield very exciting developments which we will definitely keep you posted on!

Since they're filming their new movie, The Muppets... Again, in London, the Muppets have become big supporters of the Red Nose Day charity. They've even got Ricky Gervais in on the act as well! Check out the video below to see Ricky poke Pepe in the throat and ask you to send all your monies.

Not to be outdone, Miss Piggy appeared with someone named Dermot O'Leary during the fundraising event to announce the first fundraising total. She's in perfect form and makes a grand entrance. Check out the video below!

In exciting cameo news, British comedian Peter Serafinowicz will be joining in on the fun of The Muppets... Again. If you've never heard of Serafinowicz (which it turns out I hadn't), you may know him from the movies Shaun of the Dead or Couples Retreat. Or maybe you've heard him as the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. Or maybe you haven't heard of him at all! But from what I've heard, he's very funny. No word on what his role will be, but it's nice to know more cameos keep coming!

The Muppet Mindset by Ryan Dosier, muppetmindset@gmail.com

1 comment:

  1. I'm guessing there's an "outerspace" joke somewhere in the Fraggle segment. The photo says it's a Nerdist segment, and Bobak's own Facebook page has a pic of a Nerdist lego man... I'm wondering if this was filmed at SXSW Gaming?