Friday, April 29, 2011


"What my father figured out was if you can't get out, you just either blow something up, or you eat something, or you just throw penguins in the air." --Brian Henson

The penguin post seems as good a place as any to talk about Weezer's  Keep Fishin' video. My favorite band, Muppets (in Weezer shirts!) and rocking out, flipping penguins make this just about perfect. I'll even admit that for a while, the background pic on my phone was a screen grab of Kermit with his head on Rivers' shoulder. Le sigh.

My kids always beg to watch the video and then express deep concern that Pat Wilson will miss his chance to drum with the Muppets.

Monday, April 25, 2011


I got requests for Pepe and Beaker recently. Check the archives, y'all! Beaker's in January and Pepe's in March.

I'm thinking about Electric Mayhem. Fueled by a huge pile of leftover Easter candy, I might work on Dr. Teeth soon.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Big Bird

 I don't know about you, but I'm kind of in the mood for a birdseed milkshake. (For real. I'm sure it would be gross but every time Big Bird orders one at Hooper's, I get hungry.)

At 6'6" Big Bird is the tallest balloon sculpture I've made yet. It's a little under 2 feet shy of the real Bird (he's 8'2".) I may try this again one day when I can shoot pictures outside and go for actual size.

I didn't have a stand tall enough, so it took two of us to control the big guy for pictures.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Hey, I've never seen the sun come up in the...west?

My balloon twisting productivity was slowed this week by illness and an out-of-control repair project that ate my house. Happily, things are getting better now and I'll be back on my game very soon.

While I've got some things in the works, I'm also open to suggestions. What Muppets (and Fraggles and Sesame Street characters) would you guys like to see in future posts?

I just found this pic--it's the popped remains of several of my early Muppets. You can especially see Miss Piggy's eyes and Rowlf's piano keys. Creeeeepy.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Marvin Suggs and the Muppaphone

I'd planned on doing Dr. Bunsen Honeydew next but the idea of a balloon Muppaphone overtook me and I had to do it.

I can't find the clip that I really wanted to link to (a talk spot where Kermit asks the Muppaphones if it hurts when Marvin plays them. The Muppaphones tremble and one asks "Is he still there?") Instead, here they are doing The Witch Doctor, purely because I don't want to be the only one singing this song all day.