Whether it’s Jack Black, Steve Martin or Tina Fey, we’re used to celebrities making cameos in the many Muppet movies and especially on The Muppet Show from 1975—but sometimes the Muppets flip the script, with walk-ons in more human-centered story lines. Here are a few of the top Muppet guest appearances. The forgettable 2007 flick Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium begins with a memorable appearance by Kermit the Frog.
Jim Henson’s constant creativity began in the early 1950s and continued until his untimely death in 1990. The decades in between saw Henson breath life into scores of memorable characters. Here are merely a handful of his creations. Henson’s most iconic Muppet, Kermit the Frog got his start in 1955 on WRC-TV’s Sam and Friend’s as a lizard-like creature created from a coat belonging to Henson’s mother and two ping pong ball halves for eyes.
Though he died in 1990, the words of Jim Henson still resonate today—and thanks to a new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image, his legacy of unwavering whimsy continues to endure, delight and inspire.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".