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Hosts, Mike Harris and Jode Millman, draw back the curtain and invite you backstage at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and UPAC in Kingston, NY for intimate conversations with musicians and performers appearing at the historic venues. Guests include Chris Silva, Executive Director of the Bardavon, Floriana Frassetto, Creator and Artistic Director of Mummenschantz and Mary Stuart Masterson, Actor, Director, Producer and Community Activist. Backstage with the Bardavon is cr ...
 
Muppetsational! is The Muppet Show podcast hosted by three huge Muppets fans, Jade, Emma and Lewis. Join us each week as we dive into an episode of Jim Henson’s classic variety show, now finally available on Disney+. It’s time to get things started on the chronological, explorational, conversational, Muppetsational!
 
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Our very special guest is Damian Darlington, Musical Director, guitarist and vocalist with the “World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show”, Brit Floyd. Currently on their post-pandemic tour, Brit Floyd is covering North America, including our own UPAC in Kingston, NY. While staying true to the source material, Brit Floyd stamps their own musical brand on th…
 
It's the Muppetsational! round-up of Season One of The Muppet Show! We'll be answering all the burning questions, like, has all of Jade's editing paid off? Does Emma even like Rowlf? And will Lewis make every question of the quiz about him? Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! A…
 
It’s episode 24 of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets express themselves with Mummenschanz on The Muppet Show. And on the podcast, Jade won't join a cult, Emma hates Vendaface and Lewis has Fringe flashbacks! Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! And read all about us in The …
 
It’s episode 23 of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets sing a one note samba with Kaye Ballard on The Muppet Show. And on the podcast, Jade hangs up her tap shoes, Emma is not a fan of scat and Lewis has a thing for Tom Hanks in Cast Away! Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook!…
 
This episode is super late! We weren’t abducted by Swiss mimes, nor did they put us off this project entirely, we just had some scheduling issues. And now we’re back and super excited to bring you this extra dose of pedantry and fish puns. This episode is packed with 70s nightmare fuel (but you know, for kids!), plus Gonzo is horny for Piggy, Scoot…
 
It’s episode 22 of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets and Ethel Merman go on with the show! And on the podcast, Jade's bonnet is askew, Emma has crashed and Lewis doesn't know musical theatre. Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! And read all about us in The Guardian! Editor…
 
Join us for a lively conversation with legendary Blues Guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, Joe Louis Walker, as he talks music and current world events. An inductee into the Blues Hall of Fame, Grammy nominee and multiple Blues Music Award winner, JLW has teamed with musical greats such as Bonnie Raitt, Tower of Power, Taj Mahal and James C…
 
It’s episode 21 of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets strike a pose with Twiggy on The Muppet Show! And on the podcast, Jade has obit vibes, Emma appraises the fine china and Lewis could not be paid to watch this again. Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! And read all about…
 
It’s episode 20 of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets are Broadway Babies with Valerie Harper on The Muppet Show! And on the podcast, Jade wants a conversation pit, Emma loves Rowlf and Lewis has been there. Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! And read all about us in The G…
 
We’re not gonna lie: we’re tired this week, and we wonder if the Muppet People were too as they got to the end of this season in 1976. This episode should work. It has a classic backstage plot and a game guest star. But like one of Vend-A-Face’s customers, the parts don’t quite come together and it’s all a little…one note. https://muppeturgy.com/ep…
 
It’s episode 19 of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets get spooky with Vincent Price on The Muppet Show! And on the podcast, Jade pootles around a ghost train, Emma and Gorgon Heap have previous and Lewis was neither booked nor busy! Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! And r…
 
You might not expect an episode featuring British supermodel, actress and pop star Twiggy to also feature what our esteemed guest, NPR’s Glen Weldon, called “a disquieting gay pride Langolier,” a potentially nightmare-inducing (for small children or fans of continuity) Uncle Deadly threatening to literally murder Kermit, and (sigh) the Gogolala Jub…
 
It’s episode 18 of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets welcome Phyllis Diller to The Muppet Show! And on the podcast, Jade's on about Mrs Maisel... again, Emma's scared of wigs and Lewis' girdle has a blowout. Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! And read all about us in The …
 
Valerie Harper proves she’s a Broadway Baby and a total Muppet freak while Statler fails to prove worthy of her love…and also Tarzan’s? Rhoda expert Jennifer Keishin Armstrong joins us for some frank talk about creepy Muppets and how Rowlf makes us feel (spoiler: not creepy). As always, tons more at https://muppeturgy.com/episodes/valerie-harper…
 
It’s episode 17 of Muppetsational! The Muppets get moving with Ben Vereen on The Muppet Show! And this week on the podcast, Jade's trapped in a lift, Emma joins the Fosse Posse and Lewis has been known to blow a bear in a box. Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! And read all ab…
 
Just in time for Pride, 2021 or Groundhog Day, 1977 it’s…a super spooky Halloween episode? Whatever the season, we loved this episode, the first theme episode of The Muppet Show’s run. Vincent Price is a great guest, fully embracing the Muppet ethos and bringing his own creepy/campy/fun sensibility. Plus the first appearance of Uncle Deadly and a D…
 
It’s episode 16 of Muppetsational! The Muppets welcome special guest star Avery Schreiber to The Muppet Show! And this week on the podcast, Jade goes the wrong way, Emma creates Vegetarian Hospital and Lewis is VERY busy. Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! Editor: Jade Turner …
 
The backstage plot could stand to have some work done, though as always we love Hilda just the way she is. We also love the great Phyllis Diller, who is our favorite Muppet of the week despite quite clearly being a human. Her chemistry with Fozzie and Rowlf is a joy to behold, and her laugh is infectious. We loved this episode. Just don’t ask about…
 
It’s episode 15 of Muppetsational! Candice Bergen is breaking the glass ceiling with The Muppets on The Muppet Show and this week on the podcast, Jade's making gifs, Emma wants a chaise longue and Lewis is a Jungle Cruise skipper? Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! Editors: Le…
 
We were hoping Ben Vereen would have more magic to do with the Muppets, but he mostly dances around them in a way that suggests he has too much something on his mind, and it’s not Heaven. (It might be quaaludes but who are we to say?) At least our beloved Droop doesn’t say bye bye love, and Fozzie’s big act is only visually like Pippin’s. Show note…
 
It’s episode fourteen of Muppetsational! And it's nice to see him, to see him nice – the one and only Sir Bruce Forsyth hosts The Muppet Show this week! On the podcast, Jade hears voices with Dr Bob, Emma's amazed by Bruce and Lewis reads sad gay books. Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok an…
 
In these waning days of pandemic craziness, it's nice to have a girl friend to chat with. On this episode, our very special guest is American Pop Folk singer and songwriter, Dar Williams. Having toured with Mary Chapin Carpenter, Patti Griffin, Ani DeFranco, Shawn Colvin and Joan Baez, Dar has established herself as a woman who follows her muses fr…
 
ToughPigs’ delightful Anthony Strand joins us this week and we sure hope he’s willing to come back after we mostly crap on his favorite episode of Season 1. Oops! Of all the Muppet Show guests we’ve discussed so far, Avery Schreiber might be the most 1976. Or the most 1926. His face could be in silent movies, or on a Pringles can, or…a Muppet! Plus…
 
It’s episode thirteen of Muppetsational! The Muppets welcome theatrical luvvie Peter Ustinov to The Muppet Show and on the podcast, Jade channels Mary Poppins, Emma's lost in accent showcase and Lewis pitches 'Wayne and Wonder?' Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! Editor: Jade …
 
The Muppet Show tries to do a feminism and takes an unexpected turn into distinctly yee-haw territory, always expected praise for Dorothy Fields, and off-brand Droop. This may not be our favorite episode but Ms. Candice Bergen is one of our favorite guest stars — and frankly still one of our favorite actors. Never mind that jazz, listen to this epi…
 
It’s episode twelve of Muppetsational! The Muppets 'Sing' with Lena Horne on The Muppet Show and on the podcast, Jade fancies some spaghetti, Emma is haunted by My Heart Will Go On and Lewis would NOT be Jan! Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook! Editors: Lewis Chandler and Jade …
 
This was only the fourth episode we recorded, before Disney+ changed the order on us. We’re excited to finally share to with you! But we also think, like Fozzie, our act has gotten better over time, so please be gentle with us. Fortunately this is a pretty great Muppet Show episode in this stretch of season one we’ve been not-so-hot on. Perky is ki…
 
It’s a mini bonus episode of Muppetsational! This week, Jade, Emma and Lewis chat all about their wish-list for the most exciting new project from Disney+ and Disneyland - Muppets Haunted Mansion! We'll be back next week with a full episode, discussing Lena Horne on The Muppet Show. In the mean time, you can find out more about the podcast at muppe…
 
It's another very British guest star, but this time all-singing, all-dancing, all…duckling? We are definitely feeling mixed here in the middle of the season, but this episode has some delightful puppetry, Miss Piggy coming into her full star power, and an extremely memorable duck. And snerfs! Snerfs? https://muppeturgy.com/episodes/bruce-forsyth…
 
It’s episode eleven of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets welcome Harvey Korman to The Muppet Show! And on the podcast, Jade is halfway down the stairs, Emma thanks God for Dr Bob and Lewis gets hysterical about a penguin. Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Editors: Lewis Chandler…
 
We found this episode insufficiently arresting, but still had a lot to talk about even with one of our usual panelists missing. Will you want to hang your hat on Peter Ustinov's talents, or will they send you running through the Field of Angst to the Forest of Despair? Is it easier bein’ green or getting through this episode? Listen and find out! h…
 
In this episode, we have three very special guests who will actually be taking us backstage at the Bardavon and UPAC. Joining us is Stephen LaMarca, Managing Director of Theater Productions, Tom Rosato, Technical Director and Audio, and Nicole Raskofp, Technical Director/ Lighting Designer. They are the technical team who make sure the lights go an…
 
It’s episode ten of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets say bienvenue to Charles Aznavour on The Muppet Show! And on the podcast, the humanoid Muppets send Jade into a spiral, Emma declares Mildred an icon and Lewis... fancies Charles?! Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Editor: Ja…
 
Unsurprisingly, miss Lena Horne is a gracious, charming, and classy guest. It's a little bit surprising just how well she gets the Muppets, no not when you consider that this is not her first time working with them. She fits right in, and we loved this episode though we're a bit divided on her 70s-tastic clothes. Listen to our conversation includin…
 
A guest star we love in other places, one of our favorite monsters, and a truly great Kermit/Fozzie bit somehow didn’t add up to much, in an episode that mostly had us waiting for Chekhov’s balloon guy to go off. But we made our own fun with our very special guest star, Tough Pigs’ Ryan Roe! https://muppeturgy.com/episodes/harvey-korman…
 
It’s episode nine of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets welcome Paul Williams to The Muppet Show! And on the podcast, the frogs haunt Jade, Emma figures out the Muppets' side hustle and Lewis feels ROBBED! Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Editors: Lewis Chandler and Jade Turner …
 
It's a very French episode of The Muppet Show with a French guest, French lessons, French dancers (a muppnage à trois is implied, anyway), and even some French bread! Plus a musical theater classic, Gonzo in drag, some strong feelings about chewing gum, and our very special guest star Gregory Maupin! https://www.muppeturgy.com/episodes/charles-azna…
 
It’s episode eight of Muppetsational! This week, The Muppets welcome Florence Henderson to The Muppet Show! And on the podcast, Jade time travels, Emma gets tongue-tied (again!) and Lewis attempts a Bostonian accent! Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Editor: Jade Turner Theme Music: …
 
We were a little (not a short joke) punchy this week, and we hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording. This is a cute episode of The Muppet Show, with a guest who basically defined 70s pop music. Though somehow we managed to spend as much time talking about meat tenderizer and pounding chickens as we did about Paul Williams. We don't…
 
It’s episode seven of Muppetsational! This week The Muppets are 'Laugh-In' with Ruth Buzzi on The Muppet Show! And on the podcast, Jade wants to smoosh Kermit’s nose, Emma zones out and Lewis needs rescuing from the Gulag! Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Editor: Jade Turner Theme M…
 
You surely know Florence Henderson best as Carol Brady, but did you know she’s actually a ghost made of butterflies? That’s one of our theories, anyway. This week we’re joined by our own very special guest star, novelist Amy Spalding, who is extremely lovely but in ways quite different from Rowlf. We’re baffled by one song, delighted by another, di…
 
It’s episode six of Muppetsational! This week The Muppets willkommen Joel Grey to The Muppet Show! And on the podcast, Jade is on the case with Sherlock, Emma is disturbed by Gordon Heap and Lewis is... hungover. Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Editors: Lewis Chandler and Jade Turn…
 
We were mixed on this episode, but gol-ly, Jim Nabors is charming! Along the way, we question the realism of Muppet biology (as we do), fact-check some operetta, meet Scooter and his sense of entitlement for the first/third time, visit our friend the Loud Lady, and get a hearty helping of yee-haw. Lots more at https://muppeturgy.com/episodes/jim-na…
 
It’s episode five of Muppetsational! This week The Muppets meet Connie Stevens! And on the podcast, Jade wants to twerk with Lydia, Emma wants a wind machine and Lewis wants Vaseline on the lens... Find out more about the podcast at muppetspodcast.com Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook! Editors: Lewis Chandler and Jade Turner Theme Music:…
 
Although we were not a-buzz about this episode (sorry), there’s still a lot to talk about, including some delightful puppetry, classic Statler & Waldorf, some boys from Jersey, and fame in the 70s. This episode also, fittingly, gives us Piggy’s first karate chop, as we metaphorically beat up some fat-shaming writers and diet culture. Much more at h…
 
In these days of COVID-19, our podcast has reached out to residents of the Hudson Valley who have been instrumental in the development of our unique music scene. Joining us today is Murali Coryell, acclaimed singer, guitarist and songwriter, and Hudson Valley resident. Murali’s blues guitar chops have landed him on stages around the world and into …
 
It’s episode four of Muppetsational! and thanks to Disney Plus, episode one of The Muppet Show? This week, The Muppets meet Juliet Prowse and, on the podcast, Jade gets yelled at, Emma is scared of a Leopard and Lewis kills a Muppet! Editors: Lewis Chandler and Jade Turner Theme Music: Peppy Pepe by Kevin MacLeod Peppy Pepe License Artwork: Charlot…
 
National treasure Joel Grey brings the old razzle dazzle and Fozzie invents improv comedy tonight on the third-produced episode of The Muppet Show. Your hosts found Fozzie, Gonzo, and a banana endearing, but the episode on the whole a bit lackluster. Plus: racism, homo- and/or trans-phobia, Wayne & Wanda, and...Muppet concentration camps?? Lots mor…
 
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