Nerdist Channel – you have to have an excessive knowledge of nerd culture

This is one of the most entertaining press conferences I’ve ever seen.

“You have to have an excessive knowledge of nerd culture, a little bit of desperation, and I believe there is an element of being socially ostracized.”

 

The Nerdist Channel

 

Featured shows:

  • Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles – the TV version of the website you know and love-or-hate-or-both
  • Chris Hardwick’s All Star Bowling
  • Comic Book Club Live
  • Cute Things Exploding – which is self-explanatory
  • Face to Face with Weird Al Yankovic – an interview show with hard-hitting journalist Weird Al Yankovic asking questions and getting answers
  • Kids in the Hall – classic sketches with interviews and anecdotes from the legendary team.
  • Puppet for President – Jim Henson puppet’s speeches, interviews, and searing commentary on the toughest issues of the day
  • Weird S#!t from Japan –  which is about weird sh*t from Japan.

via Nerdist.com

Make Your Dreams Come True – the Muppet Babies intro theme song

Muppet Babies, we make our dreams come true

Muppet Babies, we’ll do the same for you

When your world looks kinda weird and you wish that you weren’t there (Kermit)
Just close your eyes and make believe and you can be anywhere (Piggy)

I like adventure (Kermit)
I like romance (Piggy)
I love great jokes (Fozzie)
Animal dance!! (Animal)
I’ve got my computer (Scooter)
I swing through the air (Skeeter)
I play the piano (Rowlf)
And I have blue hair (Gonzo)
Me, I invent things (Bunsen)
Mee mee mee meee! (Beaker)

Is everything all right in here? (Nanny)
Yes, Nanny. (all)

Muppet Babies, we make our dreams come true
Muppet Babies, we’ll do the same for you

Muppet Muppet Muppet Muppet
Babies Babies Babies Babies
Make dreams come true.

 

If you like this also check out Cookie Monster – C is for cookie!

Frank Oz – creator of Yoda, Cookie Monster, Miss Piggy, Fozzie – classic 1988 interview

Is there anyone more iconic to our generation than Frank Oz?

Frank Oz is a British-born American film director, actor, voice actor and puppeteer who is known for creating and performing the characters Miss Piggy and Fozzie Bear in The Muppet Show, Cookie Monster, Bert and Grover in Sesame Street, and for directing films, including the 1986 Little Shop of Horrors remake and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

He is also the operator and voice of Yoda in the Star Wars film series.

via Wikipedia

You can listen to a classic interview with him from 1988 on NPR’s Fresh Air.

In the first half he talks about directing and making Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. In the second half he discusses his puppeteer career, including how he got started, created his characters, and Jim Henson.

It is available on the NPR article about the latest Muppet movie, which is also a great interview if you’re a Muppet fan (midway down).

If you just want the interview then WBUR has a link that is better and works on mobile devices.

 

My favorite Muppet - Fozzie