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Young and menace music video

“So the movie trailer actually is for the video and the video is for the song Young and Menace and basically what it is it’s this girl she’s at the beach and this magazine ad like washes up on the beach she’s like all freaked out and it’s like this people on vacation you know just like family on vacation and so she goes back to her house and you realized that she lives with this two monsters they are this 6 foot tall Muppets right and so the video is like a dark version of like Elf you know in elf when he’s like “Wait, I’m not an elf what the fuck” and she’s like “OH MY GOD I’m not a monster” and so she like leaves and goes to Venice beach and sees like what the human world is and is like super freaked out by humans as you would be in Venice beach and like the Santa Monica pier and stuff and kind of realizes that humans are kind of monsters too”

-Pete Wentz

‘Trollhunters’ Leads Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Winners

The DreamWorks Animation/Netflix series “Trollhunters” was the big winner on Friday night at the 44th Annual Creative Arts Daytime Emmy Awards. It picked up six Emmys, including one for director/co-creator Guillermo del Toro, to nudge out “Days of Our Lives,” “Odd Squad,” “Sesame Street” and “The Bay the Series,” which received five each.

Other multiple winners included “Lost in Oz Extended Adventure,” “SuperSoul Shorts – Maggie the Cow,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless.”

Amazon led all networks with 13 wins, followed by Netflix with 11, CBS and PBS with 9 and NBC with 8.

Also Read: Emmys Add Reality Casting, Music Supervision Categories

The ceremony took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Additional categories will be handed out on Sunday night at the Daytime Emmy Awards.

The winners:

Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series: “The Bay The Series”
Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Series: “Sesame Street”
Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series: “Give”
Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program: “The Snowy Day”
Outstanding Children’s Animated Program: “Lost in Oz: Extended Adventure”
Outstanding Special Class Animated Program: “Taking Flight”
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program: “Judge Judy”
Outstanding Lifestyle Program: “Flea Market Flip”
Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program: “Wonder Women”
Outstanding Special Class Series: “SuperSoul Sunday”
Outstanding Special Class Special: “Out of Iraq”

Also Read: 17 Daytime TV Hosts Ranked by Ratings, From Judge Judy to Wendy Williams (Photos)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series: Kristos Andrews, “The Bay the Series”
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series: Marybeth Evans, “The Bay the Series”
Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series: Nicolas Coster, “The Bay the Series”
Outstanding Supporting or Guest Actress in a Digital Daytime Drama Series: Carolyn Hennesy, “The Bay the Series”

Outstanding Performer in a Children’s, Pre-School Children’s or Family Viewing Program: Isaac Kargten, “Odd Squad”
Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program: Kelsey Grammer, “Trollhunters”
Outstanding Culinary Host: Ina Garten, “Barefoot Contessa”
Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel/Children’s or Family Program: Joseph Rosendo, “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope”

Also Read: Andy Samberg, Kelsey Grammer to Voice Animated ‘Storks’ for WB

Outstanding Musical Performance in a Talk Show/Morning Program: Cynthia Erivo and the cast of “The Color Purple,” “Today Show”
Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series: “When Time Was On Our Side,” “Days of Our Lives”
Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series: “Days of Our Lives”
Outstanding Music Direction and Composition: “The Snowy Day”
Outstanding Original Song: “She’s Not Very Nice,” “Disney 7D”

Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program: “Trollhunters”
Outstanding Directing in a Pre-School Animated Program: “Tumble Leaf”
Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Entertainment News or Morning Program: “The Today Show”
Outstanding Directing in a Children’s, Preschool Children’s or Family Viewing Program: “Sesame Street”
Outstanding Directing in a Lifestyle/Culinary/Travel Program: “Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope”
Outstanding Directing in a Game Show: “The Price Is Right”
Outstanding Directing Special Class: “SuperSoul Shorts – Maggie the Cow”

Also Read: 'CBS This Morning’ Catches Up With 'Today,’ 'GMA’ in Viewers

Outstanding Writing, Special Class: Odd Squad
Outstanding Writing in a Childrens, Preschool Childrens or Family Program: Sesame Street
Outstanding Writing in an Animated Program: “Trollhunters”
Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program: “Beat Bugs”

Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation: Eastwood Wong, “Little Big Awesome”; Khang Le, “Little Big Awesome”; Victor Maldonado, “Trollhunters”; Phil Jacobson, “Pig Goat Banana Cricket”; Kevin Dart, “Mr. Peabody and Sherman”; Mike Chaffe, “Trollhunters”

Outstanding Sound Editing – Preschool Animated Program: “Dinotrux”
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Preschool Animated Program: “Disney Sofia the First”
Outstanding Sound Editing – Animation: “Lost in Oz”
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Animation: “Lost in Oz”
Outstanding Sound Editing – Live Action: “Sesame Street”
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Live Action: “Mind of a Chef”
Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing: “The Ellen Degeneres Show”
Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series: “The Young and the Restless”
Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series: “Days of Our Lives”
Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing: “Crime Watch Daily With Chris Hansen”
Outstanding Single Camera Editing: “Eat the World With Emeril Lagasse”

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design: “Mind of a Chef”
Outstanding Technical Team for a Drama Series: “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Outstanding Technical Team: “CBS Sunday Morning”
Outstanding Cinematography: “SuperSoul Sunday – Maggie the Cow”
Outstanding Lighting Direction: “The Talk”
Outstanding Lighting Direction for a Drama Series: “The Young and the Restless”
Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design for a Drama Series: “The Young and the Restless”
Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design: “Sesame Street”

Also Read: No, 'Sesame Street’ Didn’t Just Introduce an Alt-Right Muppet Named Stan

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series: Days of Our Lives
Outstanding Casting for an Animated Series or Special: “Trollhunters”
Outstanding Stunt Coordinating: Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Image: “Black History Month – Timeless Heroes”
Outstanding Promotional Announcement – Topical: “Good Morning America” – Mini Michael Strahan

Outstanding Costume Design for a Drama Series: “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Outstanding Makeup for a Drama Series: “The Bold and the Beautiful”
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Drama Series: “General Hospital”
Outstanding Costume Design/Styling: “Odd Squad”
Outstanding Makeup: “Odd Squad”
Outstanding Hairstyling: “Odd Squad”

Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime Program: “SuperSoul Shorts – Maggie the Cow”
Outstanding Morning Program in Spanish: “Un Nuevo Dia”
Outstanding Interactive – Original Daytime Content: “Invasion!”
Outstanding Interactive Enhancement to a Daytime Program or Series: “Ask the StoryBots – Companion App and StoryBots Classroom”

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Muppet Motivators by mortalityplays | Playmoss playlist
I’m a big nerd and listening to Rainbow Connection on the b…

I’ve been transferring my old 8tracks and youtube shit to Playmoss and this one is still really good you guys. Recommended when you need to be picked up, or if you’re just soft at heart secretly.

Tracklist:

1. The Rainbow Connection - The Muppet Movie
2. Movin’ Right Along - The Muppet Movie
3. It’s Not Easy Being Green - The Muppet Show
4. You Can’t Take No for an Answer - The Muppets Take Manhattan
5. This Frog - Sesame Street
6. Just One Person - Muppet Performers
7. Right Where I Belong - The Muppets Take Manhattan
8. The Muppet Show Theme - The Muppet Show
9. The Rainbow Connection Finale - The Muppet Movie

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A Typical Saturday Morning

My first one-shot: I wondered what it would be like if the kids watched Saturday morning cartoons together and, well, here we are! Let me know what you think! :)

On a Friday night in the spring of 1985, after a grueling campaign of Dungeons and Dragons, Dustin, Lucas, Will, and El all stayed the night at Mike’s house. El slept in the fort that Mike always left up for her, Mike just outside of it in a sleeping bag, while the others were scattered around the basement floor in the sleeping bags that they’d started leaving there in the basement because they stayed over so often. As usual, Mike and El took longer to fall asleep, at least until they each grabbed the other’s hand and peacefully drifted off.

The next morning came quickly and as usual, Dustin appointed himself the official alarm clock of the group and violently shook each of the three boys awake.

“Okay fine, sleep,” he whispered loudly, narrowly dodging Lucas’ swinging fist as they all groaned. “I’m going upstairs to catch Super Friends.” Lucas and Will rolled, grumbling, out of their sleeping bags and trudged upstairs after him, but Mike stayed behind, taking a few extra moments to gently shake El awake.

“Hey El, the guys are going upstairs to watch cartoons. You want to come?” Still half-asleep, she frowned, confused.

“Come on, it’ll be fun,” he whispered patiently, smiling at the look on her face that said she doubted anything could be more fun than going back to sleep. But after a moment, she nodded, took his hand, and followed him upstairs.

When they reached the living room, Dustin and Lucas were already embroiled in a battle over the remote control.

“A few minutes ago you wanted to go back to sleep!” Dustin shouted, trying to pry Lucas’ hands off the remote.

“Well, I’m up now!” Lucas growled back, pulling the remote away and taking Dustin, who wasn’t letting go without a fight, with it. “If you have the remote, all we’ll be watching is Muppet Babies!”

“What?! Yeah, right!” Dustin scoffed. He turned to Mike. “MIKE! It’s your house! Who gets the remote?”

“I don’t care, just shut up and stop fighting! You’ll wake up my parents!”

The struggle paused for a moment and Will took the opportunity to jump up from the recliner and grab the remote with a triumphant laugh. Dustin and Lucas glared at each other before finally sitting down next to each other in front of the TV set.

“’Muppet Babies’? Really? What the heck, man?” Dustin whispered to Lucas, who threw his hands up in an exasperated shrug.

Mike rolled his eyes and sat down next to El on the couch. They were all used to Saturday mornings like this.

Will turned on the television set. The theme from “Super Friends” had already started to play and as always, El was riveted. The first time she’d watched with the boys, the music and bright colors had been jarring, but now it was exciting, especially as the characters that jumped and flew across the screen were becoming more and more familiar to her. The boys all grinned at her when the announcer boomed, “The Legendary SUPER POWERS Show!” She shyly returned a smile and curled her legs up under her. They still called her their “superhero” and it made her smile.

After the first hour, Dustin stood up and walked to the kitchen. “You guys hungry?” he called over his shoulder. “Hellooo?” The only response he got was Mike jumping up from the couch as if he’d been shocked and whispering a hurried “I’ll be right back” before running into the kitchen and sliding to a stop on sock feet next to Dustin.

“Wow, you must be pretty hungry,” Dustin laughed, opening the fridge.

“I’m not, I just - almost forgot – something…” he faltered.

“Okay,” Dustin shrugged. “Hey, there’s some chicken from last night in here. How about that?”

“I don’t care, can you just move already?” Mike said, bouncing from one foot to the other, obviously in a big rush.

“Okay, okay, geez, Mike! Sorry!” He shook his head and shut the fridge, walking back into the living room with the bowl of chicken, passing it around before he sat back down.  

Mike came back a few minutes later with a plate of Eggos, which he very casually handed to El with a quick, “Here you go,” before sitting down and paying very close attention to the show, his ears pink.

“D’awwwwww,” Lucas teased. A glare from Mike didn’t let him say anything else, although he and the other two grinned knowingly at each other.

“Thank you, Mike,” El said quietly.

“Oh. Sure.” Mike shrugged, trying to be nonchalant but failing miserably once she smiled at him.

After a few hours, Karen Wheeler came downstairs with a sleepy Holly, followed closely by her husband, Ted, who made a beeline for the fridge. He opened it, but then paused, staring into it. He turned to his wife and opened his mouth as if to say something, looked back into the fridge, then turned back to her again. Finally, he scoffed out an “Eh,” closed the fridge, and dejectedly grabbed an apple before retreating behind his newspaper at the dining room table.

Karen rolled her eyes and had to stifle a laugh when she recognized the empty bowl in Dustin’s lap that had been full of chicken when she put it in the fridge last night. Aha.

Seeing all five of the kids together again warmed her heart, and she smiled fondly as she noticed each of them starting to nod off. The events of a little over a year ago were still hard for her to wrap her head around: government conspiracies, faked deaths, monsters? That last part especially was mind-boggling. But what stood out in her memory the most was how helpless and heartbroken she had felt when Mike held onto her as if for dear life the night they had all found out that Will was “dead” or when Mike had sobbed as if his own heart had broken into a million pieces the night the little girl now sitting next to him on their couch had disappeared. Knowing that those government men were responsible for her son’s pain both times made her blood boil, but there was nothing she could do about that now, although if she ever got her hands on any of those government “officials” again… Well. All that mattered now was that all of them were safe and together again. To be honest, she didn’t want to know all the details of what happened to Will or even the little girl whose name was a number. “We call her El, for short,” Mike had told her, giddy with excitement and relief, when she had come back only a few months ago in the fall of 1984. Now she was living with the Byers, but she was here just as much as there, taking every opportunity she could to see Mike. It didn’t surprise Karen at all; Mike was awfully protective of El and was always so lovingly gentle with her, as if she were made of glass. It was obvious the both of them cared about each other, even though they were both so young. She could see it in the way they looked at each other and smiled and were always reluctant to leave each other’s side. Even now, looking into the living room, she could see that they had fallen asleep, El with her head on Mike’s shoulder and his head gently resting on top of hers. She felt her eyes tear up, her heart swelling in her chest.

She shook her head and sighed. She poured Holly and herself some orange juice and started preparing breakfast. She was just glad she didn’t have to see Mike waking up every morning with dark circles and red-rimmed eyes anymore. If she never had to see that again, she’d be one happy mother.

Back in the living room, Dustin yawned and dragged his eyes away from the screen. Suddenly, he slapped Lucas in the arm and Will in the leg, both of whom frowned and glared at him before realizing he was raising his eyebrows and grinning his signature grin at Mike and El asleep on the couch. They all covered their mouths to muffle their laughter before mouthing huge, exaggerated “AWWW”s at each other. They all knew how Mike and El felt about each other. They weren’t stupid. They were just glad Mike was happy again and especially glad that El was back home and safe. They’d all missed her, even Will, once they’d told him about her. He’d only seen her once, when he was in the Upside Down, and he couldn’t remember her very clearly. Not that he wanted to remember anything about that place very clearly. But once he’d met her, it was as if they’d been friends their whole lives. She was one of them now. They only teased Mike because they got such a kick out of watching their Dungeon Master turn the color of a fire engine. It never bothered El.

Will let an audible snicker slip out and clapped his hand back over his mouth, wide-eyed as El stirred. The combination of El’s movement and Dustin and Lucas’ badly-contained snickering at Will’s panic woke Mike. Lucas caught his eye and sighed dramatically, fluttering his eyelashes and clasping both hands over his heart before collapsing into laughter.

“Shut up, Lucas,” Mike hissed, blushing profusely. “You’ll wake El up!” He looked over at her and sighed in relief to see that she was still asleep, looking extremely peaceful. She smiled in her sleep and his stomach flipped over. He waited until the others had gone back to watching the television before allowing himself to smile bashfully, his face still warm. He stayed as still as possible, not wanting to wake her up, or worse, make her take her head off his shoulder and move away. It was probably stupid, but he felt better just having her next to him. Even with the guys teasing him, he felt happier than he had in a really long time. Because El was here. And she was okay. She was ALIVE. And here watching dorky cartoons with all of them.

When he’d first seen her in November at the Byers’ house, he hadn’t known whether to laugh or cry or what so he’d just run to her and hugged her as tight as he could. It had only been a year, but it had felt like forever. He’d wondered if she would even remember him at all or… if she would even feel the same way he did about her. But she’d hugged him just as tightly and whispered, “Mike, I missed you.” It made him feel like someone had hit him on the back of the head and he’d been so lightheaded, he was still surprised he’d been able to say anything. But he did say something: “I missed you too, El.”

When they pulled away, he saw that she’d been crying. With a start, he’d realized his own eyes were wet too. They’d both laughed shakily, realizing that everyone was watching them: Dustin, Lucas, Will, Chief Hopper, Jonathon, Will’s mom… and she was crying too.  

It had been almost five months since then and every time he saw El, he felt just as happy to see her, maybe even more because it reminded him that it wasn’t one of his dreams: she really was here.

El started to move and opened her eyes, looking up at Mike.

“Sorry, El, did I wake you up?” he asked.

She shook her head. “I wasn’t asleep.”

“Oh.” A grin spread across his face and his stomach did another backflip. “Oh, okay.”

And she didn’t move her head from off his shoulder.    

true facts - starter sentences

Based off of the “True Facts” series by youtuber zefrank1. If you have not watched these videos… please do. As always, if you want to change any pronouns / words, feel free to!

  • ❛ Here we will explore true facts about the _____. ❜
  • ❛ They look like a cotton ball grew a face. And legs. ❜
  • ❛ Because they are vulnerable, they disguise themselves as muppets. ❜
  • ❛ Try it right now. Focus on an object and bob your head up and down. ❜
  • ❛ You do look like an idiot. ❜
  • ❛ Oh my, that’s cute. He’s like a little baby. ❜
  • ❛ Wait, what are you doing to that bird? ❜
  • ❛ Don’t try to hide it, I already saw it. ❜
  • ❛ Because we eat hamburgers. ❜
  • ❛ And this is why it’s polite to throw up at an owl dinner party. ❜
  • ❛ If silence were loudness, they would be the loudest. ❜
  • ❛ Try riding a bicycle at night and picking up a moving burrito with your feet based on the sound that it makes. ❜
  • ❛ That is how a _____ do. ❜
  • ❛ Why are you fairytale children always getting lost in forests. ❜
  • ❛ It’s impossible to get a read on what these little bastards are thinking. ❜
  • ❛ Is _____ mad? No… ❜
  • ❛ Dirty science. ❜
  • ❛ Whoa, what was that?! ❜
  • ❛ Imagine a colour that you can’t even imagine. Now do that nine more times. ❜
  • ❛ That explains why ____ dresses like an idiot. ❜
  • ❛ That’s some Mortal Kombat finishing move shit right there. ❜
  • ❛ Wait… did that guy just hand him his own arm? ❜
  • ❛ Did you hear the story about ____ and _____? One day… That’s it. That’s the whole story. ❜
  • ❛ If you’re afraid of clowns… Stay afraid. Stay very afraid. ❜
  • ❛ _____ resembles a cat who was bitten by a vampire and halfway through the transformation, said ‘screw it’. ❜
  • ❛ Learn how to use a spoon. It’s not an instrument. ❜
  • ❛ That’s a recipe for chafing. ❜
  • ❛ Adults need to be taken more seriously. ❜
  • ❛ YOLO. ❜
  • ❛ Any bigger and it’s just… embarrassing. ❜
  • ❛ Come, let me see that smile. … Let’s walk back from the smiling. ❜
  • ❛ It tastes like a fish farted on a dirty beach cracker. ❜
  • ❛ As my mother used to say, ‘A hole is a hole’. ❜
  • ❛ If you were Jiminy Cricket, you should shit your pants right about now. ❜
  • ❛ Cool little alien karate chop hands. ❜
  • ❛ How do you take your coffee – one hump or two? I mean… I wanna hump you. ❜
  • ❛ That’s terrifying… Oh wait, that’s a typo. ❜
  • ❛ I told you, I’m not going to narrate the footage of poop. ❜
  • ❛ Run away, Santa baby! ❜
  • ❛ Imagine getting into a car and putting your head into the seat and steering with your butt. ❜
  • ❛ Along the way, he must face challengers who seek to claim his turd ball. ❜
  • ❛ The female angler fish comes in many shapes, colours and shades… of ugly. ❜
  • ❛ It’s like a rainbow… of ugly. ❜
  • ❛ He’s tiny by comparison. Like a tiny little baby. ❜
  • ❛ The human male is a very loud, annoying and unnecessarily complicated pair of gonads. ❜
  • ❛ Holy crap, did you –?! What the fu– ❜
  • ❛ Sadly, they and their vanity pay the ultimate price. Death. ❜
  • ❛ It’s dark as hell down there, and someone needs to light up that pretty, pretty lady. ❜
  • ❛ It could fart fire and teleport two inches in any direction. ❜
  • ❛ Who did this research? ______? Oh, jeez… ❜
  • ❛ There is no such thing as a pit of boners in nature. ❜
  • ❛ When it comes to _____ as long as water is concerned, everything is the deep end. ❜
  • ❛ That’s not a fairy. Fairies have wings and tiny underpants. ❜
  • ❛ Deep in the depths of the o-see-un. ❜
  • ❛ It looks like an alien got freaky with a weather balloon. ❜
  • ❛ My search history does contain ‘pictures of an octopus’s butt’. ❜
  • ❛ Sex looks really, really boring. Like we’re just saying ‘hello’ to each other. ❜
  • ❛ Basically, everything they do is hardcore. ❜
  • ❛ Just beautiful. Sort of like the ending of Charlotte’s Web. Except underwater. ❜

Muppet Motivators

I’m a big nerd and listening to Rainbow Connection on the bus made me tear up, so I made a playlist of my favourite motivational muppet songs. If you ever acknowledge what a goober I am in public I’ll kill you.

1. Rainbow Connection – The Muppet Movie

2. Movin’ Right Along – The Muppet Movie

3. It’s Not Easy Being Green – The Muppet Show

4. You Can’t Take No For an Answer – The Muppets Take Manhattan

5. This Frog – Sesame Street

6. Just One Person – Jim Henson Memorial

7. Right Where I Belong – The Muppets Take Manhattan

8. Opening Theme – The Muppet Show

9. Rainbow Connection (reprise) – The Muppet Movie

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hellokaren replied to your post “bobby better get to do one of his Weekend Update characters this…”

did i ever tell you about the time i met bobby after a show during his first season? i went to dress for the seth rogen one (i KNOW) and after the live taping he was telling me and my friend how excited he was to do the muppets sketch and said “i was so happy! i’m like a muppets freak!”

oh right, bobby was gonzo, that sketch was great, and of course bobby was excited to play him lol, his twitter profile pic has been him posing with gonzo ever since he joined, i love this nerd so much

A lot of work went into making Constantine the Frog (left) look slightly different than Kermit the Frog (right) in Muppets Most Wanted:

  • His frill is shorter and wider than Kermit’s
  • His eye slits are more horizontal than Kermit’s, making him look angrier
  • His mouth was constructed to look like a frown
  • and Constantine’s puppeteer Matt Vogel would swing Constantine when walking, giving the illusion of a heavy-shouldered man’s swagger.
Dream Diary

I had a dream last night that I went to see an all-Muppet performance of Hamilton, except all the Muppets looked exactly like the actors and were voiced by the actors and then afterward we got to go down to the basement of the theater and see the secret underground labyrinth that connects all Broadway shows.  There is a courtyard in the middle and if you find your way to the center you get to participate in the giant all-musical singalong.  

This is real, right?