62 – Joey Mazzarino (Sesame Street, Donkey Hodie, Muppets) – Under The Puppet

http://www.UnderThePuppet.com – Joey Mazzarino started as a puppeteer on Sesame Street in 1989.  He’d go on to perform characters such as Murray Monster, Stinky the Stinkweed and Horatio the Elephant.  He joined Sesame Street’s writing staff in 1991 and would become head writer on the show in 2009.  He also co-wrote the screenplays for The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland and Muppets From Space.  I talk to Joey Mazzarino about his career in puppetry and writing for puppets on this episode of Under The Puppet.

Also, this month you can win a handmade Flat-Footed Frizzle puppet made by David Stephens!  Listen to find out how to enter.

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MORE ON Joey Mazzarino:
WIKIPEDIA – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joey_Mazzarino
IMDB – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0563505/

DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:

Empire Strikes Back – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Empire_Strikes_Back

Frank Oz – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Oz

Sesame Street – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_Street

Tisch School of the Arts – https://tisch.nyu.edu

Fordham – https://www.fordham.edu

Ben Harney – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Harney_(actor)

Camille Bonora – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Bonora

Jim Henson – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Henson

Richard Hunt – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Hunt_(puppeteer)

Of Muppets and Men – https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Of_Muppets_and_Men_(book)

The Jim Henson Hour – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Jim_Henson_Hour

Song of the Cloud Forest – https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/The_Song_of_the_Cloud_Forest

Steve Whitmire – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Whitmire

John Kennedy – https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2020/12/utp-54/

Kevin Clash – https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2020/10/utp-52/

Carmen Osbahr – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carmen_Osbahr

Craig Shemin – https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Craig_Shemin

Lisa Simon – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1016686/

David Rudman – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Rudman

Colambo – https://youtu.be/CJbMd-kmmcY

Jon Stone – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Stone 

Ted May – https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Ted_May

Jeff Moss – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Moss

I Don’t Wan’t To Live on the Moon – https://youtu.be/kIq8jLj5TzU

Norman Stiles – https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Norman_Stiles

200 Year Old Man – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000_Year_Old_Man

Bobcat Goldthwait – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobcat_Goldthwait 

Matt Vogel – https://saturdaymorningmedia.com/2020/07/utp-50/

Bernie Broccoli – https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Bernie_Broccoli 

Filfil – https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Filfil 

Lin-Manuel Miranda – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin-Manuel_Miranda

Peter Linz – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Linz

Stephanie D’Abruzzo – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephanie_D%27Abruzzo

Chris Jackson – https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Chris_Jackson

Hamilton – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamilton_(musical)

In The Heights – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Heights

Jerry Nelson – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Nelson

Jerry Juhl – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Juhl

Mandy Patinkin – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandy_Patinkin

Puppets for Puppetry – https://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/Puppets_for_Puppetry

Kidding – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kidding

Donkey Hodie – https://www.pbs.org/parents/shows/donkey-hodie

Adam Rudman – https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1014204/

Mo Willams – http://www.mowillems.com

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – https://youtu.be/nKZo2tVTBpo

CLIPS HEARD IN THIS EPISODE:
Wet & Dry – https://youtu.be/iRwnSABtExc
Stinky – https://youtu.be/YmQqV44FTbg
Inside Horatio – https://youtu.be/xd6BIyIOAe4
Murray Had A Little Lamb – https://youtu.be/g9WIjwFrdpE

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Art by Parker Jacobs
Music by Dan Ring
Edited by Stephen Staver

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