Several years back, our good buddies Soul Clap called and said “we don’t have much budget, but we want to make a music video in Miami… ..with muppets”.
My response, though our crew hadn’t worked a single day with puppets in our collective lives, was a resounding “hell yes”
First cold call was to an NYC-based outfit called “the puppet school”. First question for them after describing the project was: ”so….do you have any experience with muppet-style puppets? Do you think you could make some for us?”
Unbeknownst to me, the very kind and patient voice on the other end of the line belonged to the legendary Michael Earl. Without even the slightest heir of pomposity, he answered. “Well believe it or not, but, I played Snuffleupagus on sesame street for about 30 years”