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Fanbase Feature: 40th Anniversary Retrospective on ‘The Great Muppet Caper’ (1981)

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

In this Fanbase Feature, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts Barbra Dillon and Phillip Kelly are joined by special guests Norm Harper (writer – Fanbase Press’ The Sequels, Rikki) and Paul Pakler (podcaster – Paul and Corey Cross the Streams) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding The Great Muppet Caper (1981) in light of the film’s 40th anniversary, with topics including the meta nature of the Muppet movies, the amazing puppetry skills of Jim Henson and his team, the comedy present in the film, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Great Muppet Caper abound in this panel discussion!)

Cast members
: Norm Harper (writer – Fanbase Press’ The Sequels, Rikki), Paul Pakler (podcaster – Paul and Corey Cross the Streams), Phillip Kelly (The Fanbase Weekly Co-Host, The POPSKL Podcast Group), and Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief)

This month’s sponsor: This episode of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast is sponsored by the Dreamer Comics Podcast, which is now recording on Stereo. The Dreamer Comics Podcast talks about the process of how comics are made. Each week, they interview a different writer, penciler, inker, colorist, editor, letterer, marketer, or you name it – as long as they break down their craft. Check out their live shows on the app Stereo by going to now.

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Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon

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