Join Sesame Street and Disney Muppet Performer Matt Vogel (Kermit the Frog, Big Bird, The Count, and others) as he talks in-depth with people in the Muppet Universe - from Sesame Street and Disney Muppet Performers, to writers, wranglers, and more! Get tips and tricks-of-the-trade on how to improve your puppetry, too! All this, plus some special surprises on Below The Frame with Matt Vogel.
EP#36: Dave Goelz/Jerry Stories (Peter Linz)/"Be Positive"
2:06:44On the Season Finale of Below the Frame, I’m talking to legendary Muppet Performer Dave Goelz! We talk about how he snuck into CBS as a teenager, his job at HP, and well, Jim Henson and The Muppets, of course! We’ll also hear a story and song by Jerry Nelson! So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to go...Below the Frame with Matt Vogel!
EP#35: Matt Vogel/"Doubling"/NOT Puppets (Joey Mazzarino)
2:02:02On this episode of Below the Frame with Matt Vogel, I’m sitting in the hot seat and answering questions from my friend, Sesame Street Muppet Performer Stephanie D’Abruzzo! That’s right, it’s my turn to talk about where I grew up, how I became part of Sesame Street and the Muppets, and lots of other stuff you probably don't know! We’ll also be learning about “Doubling” in Television Puppetry, and will ask Joey Mazzarino a question about NOT puppets! All of that on this week's Below the Frame with Matt Vogel!
EP#34: John Tartaglia/Jerry Stories (John Kennedy)/"Drunk"
1:59:31On this episode of Below the Frame with Matt Vogel, I’m talking to my friend, John Tartaglia! We’ll talk about how he got to Sesame Street, his many different projects on television and stage, and - of course, the brand new Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock series now streaming on AppleTV+! Plus, John Kennedy shares a memory and reads a story written by Muppet Performer Jerry Nelson, and we'll hear another Jerry Song as well! So, join us for this week's brand new Below the Frame with Matt Vogel!
EP#33: The Sesame Street Mentees 2/Injury Corner (Mike Quinn)/NOT Puppets (Fran Brill)
1:47:28On this episode of Below the Frame with Matt Vogel, I’m talking once again to the Sesame Street Mentees! We’ll meet the two newest members of our mentorship program and talk about what everyone has been up to since our last chat, as well as discuss POC issues that are present even in the world of television puppetry. We’ll also drop in to the Injury Corner and find out how Muppet Performer Mike Quinn was injured, and will ask Fran Brill another puppeteer a question about NOT puppets! All on this week's Below the Frame with Matt Vogel!
Tyler Bunch/"Blue Skies"/NOT Puppets (Pam Arciero)
1:33:45On this encore episode of Below the Frame, Matt sits down with Sesame Street Muppet Performer Tyler Bunch (Louie) about growing up all over the country, performing puppets for The Disney Crew, monitor nights, and creating memorable characters. We learn about the phrase "Blue Skies" and ask Sesame Street Muppet Performer Pam Arciero (Grundgetta) a question about NOT puppets.
EP#32: Jan Nelson/Jerry Stories (Fran Brill)/"Hoboken Honey"
1:12:47On this episode of Below the Frame with Matt Vogel, I’m talking with Jan Nelson, wife of the late Muppet Performer Jerry Nelson (The Count, Floyd Pepper, Robin, etc.)! We’ll hear how they met, what Jerry thought of Jim Henson (hint: he loved him), and so much more! Plus, we’ve got another Jerry Story read by Fran Brill and a Jerry Song (or two). Join us for a brand new Below the Frame with Matt Vogel!
EP#31: The Muppets Studio/Injury Corner (David Rudman)/NOT Puppets (Alice Dinnean)
1:37:13On this updated episode of Below the Frame with Matt Vogel, I’m talking to Leigh Slaughter and Michael Steinbach from The Muppets Studio! We'll hear how they landed with The Muppets, how important fan involvement is, where they see Kermit and the gang heading in the future, plus a previously unheard three minutes about the Adam F. Goldberg-led series, The Muppets Mayhem, coming to Disney+! We’ll also be visiting the Injury Corner to hear how Muppet Performer David Rudman was injured on the job, and we'll ask Muppet Performer Alice Dinnean a question about NOT puppets! It’s on this updated episode of Below the Frame with Matt Vogel!
EP#30: Bruce Lanoil/Injury Corner (Frankie Cordero)/NOT Puppets (Noel MacNeal)
1:29:36On this episode of Below the Frame with Matt Vogel, I’m talking to Muppet Performer Bruce Lanoil! We'll talk about family, how Bruce became a puppeteer, and the many, many projects he’s done over the years. We’ll also be paying yet another visit to the INJURY CORNER and hear how Sesame Street Muppet Performer Frankie Cordero was injured, and we'll ask Muppet Performer Noel MacNeal a question about NOT puppets! It's all on this week's Below the Frame with Matt Vogel!
EP#29: David Rudman/Jerry Stories (Leslie Carrara-Rudolph)/"Daddy's Comin' Home"
1:29:26On this episode of Below The Frame with Matt Vogel, I'm talking to my friend, David Rudman. David performs Cookie Monster and Baby Bear on Sesame Street and Scooter, Janice, Beaker and more for the Disney Muppets and I am so happy to have this opportunity to talk all about his life. We also have a memory of Jerry Nelson from Leslie Carrara-Rudolph (who reads a Jerry Story) and we hear a song I think was written by Jerry...but I'm not sure. It's all Below The Frame!
Michelle Hickey & Lara MacLean/"Monitors"
1:25:04On this encore episode of Below the Frame, Matt chats with Sesame Street wranglers Michelle Hickey and Lara MacLean about their jobs as wranglers on Sesame Street, a current list of live hand Sesame Street characters, and what one item they cannot do their job without. We also learn about how important "monitors" are in the world of television puppetry (hint: very important).