62 - Joey Mazzarino (Sesame Street, Donkey Hodie, Muppets)


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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. Transcript of this interview is available to the Saturday Morning Media Patreon Patrons! 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 HEAR NEW EPISODES EARLY! GET BONUS CONTENT! DOWNLOAD THE FREE UNDER THE PUPPET APP! IOS - https://apple.co/2WZ4uZg ANDROID - https://bit.ly/2RwcFev CONNECT WITH THE SHOW http://www.instagram.com/underthepuppet http://www.twitter.com/underthepuppet CONNECT WITH GRANT http://www.MrGrant.comhttp://www.twitter.com/toasterboy https://instagram.com/throwingtoasters/ Art by Parker Jacobs Music by Dan Ring Edited by Stephen Staver Help us make more shows like this one.  Become a patron of Saturday Morning Media and get cool rewards!  Visit www.patreon.com/saturdaymorningmedia for info! ©2021 Saturday Morning Media - http://www.saturdaymorningmedia.com