This week Joe surprises Jarrod with some guy named Eric Jacobson. If, like Jarrod, you’d never heard of him, he plays small time characters like Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal, Sam Eagle, Bert, Grover and recently took over Oscar the Grouch from the late Caroll Spinney.
Eric has been one of the core Muppet performers for almost 20 years, and has worked on every Muppet production in that time. He has sung with Celine Dion, done sketches with Seth Rogen, and has read books with Michelle Obama. Now he’s hit a career high, talking with two guys on a podcast.
Listen as we discuss the recasting of legacy characters, tailoring Miss Piggy to each appearance, the varying intelligence of Fozzie Bear, how Sam does nothing in Muppets Most Wanted, plus much more!
Hosted by Jarrod Fairclough and Joe Hennes
Guest Eric Jacobson
Edited by Jarrod Fairclough
Theme Music by Staci Rosen
Logo by Dave Hulteen
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