1 The Muppet Mindset: OTHER POSTS

OTHER POSTS

A collection of other posts that don't fit into a set series such as Muppet Comic Mondays, Weekly Muppet Wednesdays, or Sesame Street Saturdays. These posts are part of their own series as well and most are written by our fantastic fan contributors. Below you'll find opinion articles, Muppet Fan Testimonials, artwork, fan collections, and much, much more!
Written and selected by Ryan Dosier, 120 Awesome Muppet Songs highlights exactly 120 songs from the world of the Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and more to compile a list of the essential and most awesome Muppet music of all-time. Presented in segments of 15 songs for eight posts, the series concluded after eight weeks.

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The Great Muppet Survey is a return of a series of two articles from 2009 which asked Muppet fans some questions about their fandom and showcased their answers. Almost four years later, we've brought it back for more Muppet fans! Submitting your answers to the Survey is easy, just check out our initial post and fill in your answers! We'll showcase them on the site soon!

Professor Ryan Dosier and sometimes guest lecturers head a semi-weekly lecture on various topics within the Muppet world, keeping you up to date on your Muppetology knowledge. As an introductory course, Muppetology 101 has covered topics such as character recasts and character couplings and in the future will look at various Muppet productions and the order they came in.
Have you ever wondered how some Muppet fans became Muppet fans? How did a kid like Maxwell Jessop, born years after the Jim Henson era, come to love the Muppets? How did The Muppet Mindset's Ryan Dosier get obsessed and start this website? You'll find out the answers to all of these and much more in our ongoing series of Muppet Fan Testimonials. If you would like to share your story, email Ryan Dosier at muppetmindset@gmail.com.

Muppet Retro Reviews is the latest article series on The Muppet Mindset. Originated by frequent contributor Kyle Mahoney reviewing Big Bird in China and Big Bird in Japan, the series takes another look at "retro" Muppet productions--those productions produced in the past. We try to focus on projects made before the year 2000, but we'll settle for whatever! If you would like to 
contribute to Muppet Retro Reviews, submit an article to muppetmindset@gmail.com.


The Muppet Fan's Muppet Collection Chronicle is an ongoing series that showcases Muppet fans and their extensive Muppet collections. It is sponsored by our friends at Muppet Stuff, run by Chris Stulz. Whether your collection is massive like Christopher O'Connor, a Fozzie Bear only collection like Daniel Moss, or a video showing off your collection like Dave Hulteen, we want to see it! If you would like to show off your Muppet collection, email Ryan Dosier at muppetmindset@gmail.com or Chris Stulz at MuppetsStuff@gmail.com.
Contributor Lucas Ervin took us on a fantastic ride through 100 different classic clips from The Muppet Show in 100 days as a countdown to November 23, 2011 when The Muppets movie hit theaters in the United States. Each week spotlighted a different theme and features seven different clips--one for each day of that week.
One of our most frequent contributors and our greatest (and only) unpaid intern, Lisa Alexander, provided us with nearly 20 weeks of fantastic quotes and jokes from Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock in her series Almost Daily Fraggle Rock Quotations Presented by Lisa "the Intern" Alexander. Due to scheduling conflicts, Lisa has been unable to continue her Quotations, but there is plenty of Fraggle goodness to enjoy in the weeks below!
(Kind of) Weekly Muppet Quotes by Casey Daron took Lisa the Intern's idea for Fraggle Rock quotes and took it to the Muppet world. In his biweekly posts, Casey collects several quotes from Muppet productions and Muppet characters and puts them out there for all of us to enjoy. He started off without a set theme, but now the quotes feature spotlights on specific Muppet characters or duos such as Gonzo and Rizzo or Floyd Pepper.
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In his first, and currently longest, series, "?" with Jarrod Fairclough, frequent contributor Jarrod Fairclough provided us with some wonderful questions that a lot of Muppet fans always wanted to ask, but never knew who to ask or why to ask them. Jarrod solved this problem with some wonderful Muppet celebrity guests including Sesame Street artist Joe Mathieu, Muppet writer Jim Lewis, and Muppeteer Bill Barretta.


A spin-off of our popular Weekly Muppet Wednesdays series, Weekly Muppeteer Wednesdays are a collection of Muppet performer profiles started by contributor Tom Stroud. Each profile features a different Muppeteer and spotlights their contributions to the Muppet world, notable characters, and back-stories.
Yet another spin-off of our popular Weekly Muppet Wednesdays series. This series spotlights the human characters in Muppet productions, such as the Sesame Street adults and Jareth from Labyrinth. The series is exclusively written by frequent contributor Kyle Mahoney.
Doc (Fraggle Rock)   The Storyteller (The Storyteller)
Bob (Sesame Street)   Jareth (Labyrinth) 
The Man (Time Piece)   Doc Hopper (The Muppet Movie)
Ebeneezer Scrooge (The Muppet Christmas Carol)
Gary (The Muppets)   Long John Silver (Muppet Treasure Island)
Muppet Maestros is a series by frequent contributor Hilarie Mukavitz who looks at influential names in the world of music and explains how she never would have known of them if it weren't for the Muppets. How many of us can say we would have any idea who Victor Borge is without Muppets? 
The Muppet Mindset Presents... How To... is a series of articles started way back in 2010 when Lisa the Intern wrote an article about How To... Train Your Dog to Be Like Sprocket. The series continued briefly later that year when James Carroll made an amazing How To... Draw Pepe in 10 Easy Steps piece using Flash. The series was revived in 2012 by Maxwell Jessop whose articles so far have included How To... Make Friends with a Rat and How To... Become a Superhero.


In September, 2010, one year after Ryan Dosier started this website, we featured The Muppet Mindset's One Year Anniversary Celebration with three great posts. The first featured birthday wishes from Muppet fans on Facebook, Twitter, and from frequent contributors to The Muppet Mindset. The second post was an incredible collection of congratulatory remarks from Muppet royalty including Pepe the King Prawn, Matt Vogel, ToughPigs.com's Joe Hennes and Ryan Roe, and many more. The final day was Ryan Dosier's day to thank everyone for everything and ramble on for far too long--which is what he tends to do every day.
The Diary of an Obsessed Muppet Fan was Ryan Dosier's noble and unrealized goal to watch something Muppety every week and write about them in a diary that he didn't love anymore. The plan was to go in chronological order, starting with The Muppet Show Season 1, but by the time he got to Rocky Mountain Holiday, he sort of gave up. Thankfully, there's plenty of great stuff to read from what Ryan did get through!
In 2010, Ryan Dosier and family traveled to Orlando, Florida to visit the greatest place on Earth. He chronicled this experience and all the Muppety happenings in The Muppet Mindset Goes to Walt Disney World. Part 1 follows Ryan through the Magic Kingdom and Epcot, while Part 2 goes to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios, plus Downtown Disney and other locales.
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Another series by Ryan Dosier, Muppets on Your iPhone featured reviews of applications from iTunes featuring the Muppets of Sesame Street and one featuring Animal.
The British Correspondent, known for his cruelties to Ryan's cat, penned his first continuing series with It's Not Easy Being Mean, a collection of profiles on the great villains in the world of the Muppets. From Doc Hopper all the way to The Muppet Show Comic Book's Kismet the Toad, The British Correspondent explains the Muppet bad guys better than anyone.
Another series from Lisa the Intern, The Epic CD-ROM Family Adventure, takes us on a journey as Lisa plays through the 1996 computer game for Muppet Treasure Island. Unfortunately, she never finished, and the world may never know what happened to Long John Silver.
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