Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jeni Rizio on MuppetCast

It was nice to hear from a friend of mine recently, as well as hear her voice on a popular podcast. If I’m a "Sesame guy," then Jeni Rizio is definitely a "Sesame girl." Jeni is the webmaster of the Caroll Spinney fan page. Who is Caroll Spinney? WHO IS CAROLL SPINNEY?!!

I‘m going to try to forgive you for asking and answer the question. Spinney is the puppeteer who has performed Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street for over forty years. Jeni is friends with Caroll, and she is helping to promote an upcoming documentary about Caroll titled "I am Big Bird." You can learn more about it - and how you can help make it happen - by visiting the sites below.

Speaking of such documentaries, the long-awaited “Mr. Rogers And Me” has debuted and I understand has been quite successful. You can read about it here:

Speaking of Mister Rogers, if you’re a fan of his shows, get thee to the Neighborhood Archive website and enjoy all-new episode summaries of some of his classic “Pre-1979” era episodes. The summaries also include pictures from the episodes themselves.

ON YOUTUBE: MISTER ROGERS: GARDEN OF YOUR MIND. Speaking of Mister Rogers again, I hope you’ve had the chance to hear his latest song. Well, actually, it was written by a creative gentleman named John D. Boswell, who has created a video to go along with it, taken from various old Mr. Rogers episodes. I really enjoy it. It‘s a great example of what‘s possible today if you have the resources, time, and a healthy garden in your mind to grow fun things like this. You can find the video in the favorites folder on my you tube page.