Welcome to our first segment series on The Muppet Movement, simply titled ‘Muppet True or False’. In this series, we will try and tackle all of the rumors, questions and mysteries that have bothered Muppet fans for ages! If you have a rumor, questions or mystery you would like answered, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our first topic is one that has been going on for quite some time, and I feel this issue finally needs to be addressed and the rumor needs to be put to rest.
Many of you have probably seen or heard something on either Facebook or YouTube saying that the classic Muppet Show Muppets are in the very early stages of a new movie simply titled “The Muppets Take Broadway”.
Here is a link to the site that has caused some confusion for Muppet fans.
Now, please keep in mind where this information is coming from. This is coming off of a website made by fans and is basically a place where people can post their ideas for movies and things. If that was not evidence enough, there are other things within this post that will also prove that this is just a well written fan fiction or ‘fan-fic’ .
The article mentions how the Jim Henson Company is going to produce this new film. This is FALSE. The reason this is not true is because Henson has not co-produced or even produced anything with the Muppets since 2005 with “Muppets Wizard of Oz”
The second, and last non-truth, is that characters from other Muppet properties like Sesame Street & Fraggle Rock would also make an appearance in the movie. This is also not true because with the exception of some live-events all of these characters have not been together since the 1990 TV special The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson. Due largely to the fact that each property is now separately owned.
So in conclusion if it sounds to good to be true it probably is. However if you still have questions please feel free to reach out to us.
UPDATE: Here is the video which states this rumor as fact.
We also had one of our Facebook fans ask us a question!
Kiki Willows asked: I’ve been trying to find out forever if Jim Henson ever actually played banjo or piano. Maybe it’s an obvious answer and I’ve just been unlucky in finding it, but I’ve never heard if he could one way or the other.
This is a great question, and our friend Steve Swanson of the MuppetCast gave a wonderful answer: I wouldn’t call myself an authoritative source, but I seem to recall in my interviews with people that Jim could meddle around on the keys a little, but didn’t really play piano, and hardly played anything else like guitar or banjo. Hope that’s helpful.
Thanks Steve and Kiki!
Well that’s all for this eddition of Muppet True or False, we hope you enjoyed!