My Conversation with Frank Oz

David Hosay

WBKO WEB EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
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Frank Oz is the brilliant performer and originator of iconic Muppet characters, such as Cookie Monster, Bert, Grover, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Sam Eagle, Animal AND the Jedi Master from Star Wars, Yoda. I had the privilege of chatting with one of my professional heroes about his movie, "Muppet Guys Talking." In his movie, Frank and his Muppet cohorts share fun behind-the-scene stories and what they learned over the years from working with Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets. What made the Muppets so successful? They pull back the onion layers of what it was like to be part of the pop cultural phenomenon (how many people think of "Mahna Mahna" when you say that word?).

Growing up as a kid in the 70s and 80s, Frank Oz's characters were a HUGE part of my childhood. Frank is also an accomplished director of stage and screen. So, I was super excited for the opportunity to talk to him.

Frank Oz's new film, "Muppet Guys Talking," is only available at muppetguystalking.com. Follow Frank Oz and "Muppet Guys Talking" on Twitter and join the conversation. What do the Muppets mean to you?

David Hosay started at WBKO Television while a student at Western Kentucky University back in 1998. A WKU graduate, he has been the Production Manager at WBKO since 2006. David interned at the Jim Henson Company's Hollywood office back in 2001. David is also a co-founder of Sublime Puppets, working on puppet commercials for Toyota of Bowling Green, Guarantee Pest Control, Crabtree Furniture, and Trent Bedding as the performer and voice of Lil' Trent.