The Paley Center for Media, which has locations in both New York and LA, dedicates itself to the preservation of television and radio history. Inside their vast archives of more than 120,000 television shows, commercials, and radio programs, there are thousands of important and funny programs waiting to be rediscovered by comedy nerds like you and me. Each week, this column will highlight a new gem waiting for you at the Paley Library to quietly laugh at. (Seriously, it’s a library, so keep it down.)
When the late Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer who performed as Robin the frog, Sgt. Floyd Pepper of the Electric Mayhem, and Snuffleupagus, was asked a [...]
On a very special episode, we discuss two beloved Christmas specials: Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas and Frosty the Snowman. Of course, these conversations devolve into Tim's problems with the current state of the Muppets, his feelings about the problems with eight year olds today and an indictment of magicians in general.
Also, we talk about the perils of doing hard drugs and sleeping under a bridge, and solve a problem from a listener involving taking sexy pictures of a lady to raise money for an engagement ring.
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Despite being off the air for 25 years, the production company behind Yo Gabba Gabba! and The Jim Henson Company think it's a perfect time for a Fraggle Rock spin-off. The series will focus on the Doozers, who are the creatures who build the Fraggle Rock caves. It's just like how Family Matters took a character that serviced the Perfect Strangers and gave her a series. This comes after word that a Fraggle Rock film is in the works. Here's a clip of the Doozers singing a slightly disconcerting song about knitting. Can't wait to see the sung shenanigans of some industrious, rotund, green imps.
…now that SNL's Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers have joined Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Russell Brand, and Reggie Watts for the March 4 event? Maybe a gallbladder or a couple yards of small intestine. Oh, also Parks & Rec's Aziz Ansari and Aubrey Plaza will be there. So we're getting into spleen/pancreas territory. What's that? Maya Rudolph, Bob Odenkirk, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Kristen Wiig, Peter Serafinowicz and David Cross are going to be there too? Take my liver and my stomach. And lastly, Muppet commentators Statler & Waldorf will be in attendance. HEART.