Skeeter-ial: A Muppet Babies Investigation
By Matt Manser & Eileen Mary O’Connell, and Boardwalk Audio
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Skeeter is missing! On “Muppet Babies,” Skeeter was seen with baby versions of Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Rowlf, Animal, Gonzo the Great, and her twin brother Scooter. All of them grew up to appear on Muppet shows and movies as adults…except Skeeter. On Skeeterial: A Muppet Babies Investigation, Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O’Connell (with the help of special guests) try to answer the question, what happened to Skeeter? Is she okay? Was she killed? We’ll watch every episode of the show to search for answers.
||Explicit33. Molly Fite and The Muppet Broadcasting Company||SKEETER, WHERE THE FRICK ARE YOU!?!?! Matt and Eileen still aren't sure, so they brought in actress/writer Molly Fite to help crack the case. The three of them watched season 3, episode 5 of Muppet Babies ("The Muppet Broadcasting Company") and discussed spider poop, how Molly models her life after Ms. Piggy, and all types of accents. But do they find Skeeter!? You better listen and find out!||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit32. Kate Huffman and Muppets In Toyland||SKEETER-IAL IS BACK, BUT SKEETER IS NOT! Eileen and Matt are back with our first new episode of 2018 - and we talk about the BRAND NEW REBOOT OF MUPPET BABIES - that somehow omits Skeeter! We also bring in Kate Huffman ("I'm Too Fat For This Show"), and we discuss if we would buy lemonade from a baby, and also serenade R. Kelly with a rendition of "I Believe I Can Fly." But do we find Skeeter? Listen and find out!||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit31. BONUS BREAKING NEWS! Robert Clarke-Chan and Scooter & Lew Zealand's Thanksgiving Video!||BREAKING NEWS! In the week before Thanksgiving, The Muppets' official YouTube channel posted - for real - a video titled "Happy Thanksgiving from Scooter & Lew Zealand!" Given that our leading theory is that Skeeter may have grown up to become Lew Zealand, this pairing seems like more than just a coincidence. In this episode, Eileen, Matt, and guest Robert Clarke-Chan watch the video (complete with audio clips!) and analyze for more possible clues about Skeeter. They also discuss if Lew Zealand is attracted to fish, and if a smile is a hug your face makes. But do they finally find Skeeter? Listen and find out!||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit30. Jeremy Schmidt, Ron Lechler and The Weirdo Zone||SKEETER, WHERE ARE YOU? ARE YOU SECRETLY LEW ZEALAND!?! Matt and Eileen are still knee-deep in this mystery, and they've brought back a couple of old friends to help with their investigation. Jeremy Schmidt and Ron Lechler host "The Twilight Zone Zone" but they returned to Skeeter-ial and learned about this Lew Zealand theory theory. The four of them watched season 3, episode 3 of The Muppet Babies ("The Weirdo Zone") and discussed Crazy Eights, MORE FIGHT CLUB, and maybe...just maybe...where Skeeter is!? Listen and find out!||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit29. Charlie Mihelich and The Best Friend I Never Had||THE SKEETER/LEW ZEALAND MYSTERY CONTINUES!!! Matt and Eileen keep investigating the disappearance of Skeeter...and dig deeper into the possibility that SKEETER GREW UP TO BECOME LEW ZEALAND! They were joined by Charlie Mihelich (UCB, IO West) and they also discussed if Alanis Morissette or Arnold Schwarzenegger is involved in the mystery, who the Muppets' counterparts are on Peanuts, and, for some reason, how the investigation is affecting their dating lives. But do they find Skeeter? Listen and find out!||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28. Tommy Bechtold And Pigerella||SEASON 3 PREMIERE - DID SKEETER BECOME LEW ZEALAND??? On the season 2 finale, a new Skeeter theory was presented that suggests that Skeeter could have grown up to become boomerang fish-throwing Muppet Lew Zealand. Could it be true? We don't know, but the photos make it seem like a possibility. With the help of Tommy Bechtold (ABC's "The Middle"), we dive further into this theory while also discussing the first episode of Muppet Babies season 3, "Pigerella." Tommy, Matt and Eileen also talked about if Britney Spears should have recorded a song called "Not a Tadpole, Not Yet a Frog." But did we find Skeeter? Listen and find out!||11/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit27. Ben Greene and When You Wish Upon a Muppet||IT'S THE SEASON 2 FINALE AND WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHERE SKEETER IS! But folks, this episode is a GAME CHANGER! Writer/author and Muppet super fan, Ben Greene joined Matt and Eileen on their very important, very serious quest to find the missing Muppet. The three of them watched Season 2, Episode 13 of The Muppet Babies ("When You Wish Upon A Muppet") and along the way, they discussed action figures, Ben's very secret horse notebook, and they unearthed the BIGGEST CLUE YET. This might change the entire investigation, so you DON'T want to miss this episode!||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit26. Kat Palardy and By The Book||THIS EPISODE IS NSFW! SKEETER, COME BACK! Still no answer on the disappearance of Skeeter from Muppet Babies. So in this episode, Matt and Eileen got some assistance from Kat Palardy ("New Girl," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"), who (as an investigative exercise) led us in a game of "F***, MARRY, SKEETER." Like we said, THIS EPISODE IS NSFW! When solving a crime, sometimes stuff comes up that's not safe for work...but is Skeeter safe at all? We also discussed if Skeeter went to Burning Man, and how Matt used to play catch by himself by throwing a tennis ball against an old barn. But did we find Skeeter? Listen and find out! NOT SAFE FOR WORK!||10/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit25. Madeline Walter and The Muppet Museum of Art||SKEETER? SKEETER ARE YOU THERE!? Matt and Eileen still haven't found Skeeter, the missing Muppet who was seen on Muppet Babies but never as an adult Muppet with the rest of the gang. This week, Madeline Walter joins them on their quest! You know Madeline from the UCB Theatre and from her podcast, "Definitely Dying." But is Skeeter definitely dead!? The three of them watched season 2, episode 11 of The Muppet Babies ("The Muppet Museum of Art") to look for clues and along the way, they discussed sing-a-long tapes, fruit bowls, the movie "Room," and maybe, just maybe, where Skeeter is.||10/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24. Lesley Tsina And The Great Muppet Cartoon Show||SKEETER, COME BACK! Matt and Eileen couldn't find Skeeter at the Hollywood Bowl, so they went back to watching Muppet Babies episodes in the hopes of finding clues that will lead us to Skeeter. Joining us in the search is Lesley Tsina ("Community," "Transparent"). We discussed Lesley's book "Restart Me Up" (a real book about the fake history of Windows '95), plus we tried to find out if Bunson is actually an avocado, if FedEx drivers are bad parents, and if Skeeter is trapped in "Tron." But did we find Skeeter? Listen and find out!||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit23. BONUS! Bennie Arthur Helps Investigate The Muppets Live At The Hollywood Bowl!!!||BONUS EPISODE! The Muppets recently appeared LIVE IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, and Matt and Eileen were there to investigate! The concert featured performances and appearances by Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy, and ever more recent Muppets like Pepe and Walter...but was Skeeter there? Did Scooter even mention his long lost twin? Joining us in the investigation is Bennie Arthur of "Drunk History." But is Skeeter history? Listen and find out!||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit22. Drew Seeley and What's New at the Zoo?||SKEETER, WE BEG OF YOU: PLEASE TELL US WHERE YOU ARE! Matt and Eileen still have no idea where Skeeter is but they're confident that this week's guest, Drew Seeley, can help them out. Drew is an actor and a singer, but if Skeeter is found, our hearts will be the ones singing. The three of them watched Season 2, episode 9 of The Muppet Babies ("What's New at the Zoo?") to look for clues and along the way, they discussed love triangles (and love squares and love pentagons), whether or not Skeeter could be at a zoo, and who would last the longest in a Muppet Fight Club...without spoiling the movie Fight Club FOR ONCE!||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit21. Pam Murphy And Musical Muppets||MORE MYSTERY! Matt and Eileen still can't fine Skeeter, so they enlisted the help of Pam Murphy ("Adam Ruins Everything," "30 Rock). They discussed the Muppet Babies episode titled "Musical Muppets," and talked about if Skeeter is stuck in Tron, if Eileen stared at the eclipse for too long, and a possible spoiler of the movie "Split." But did they find Skeeter? Listen and find out!||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit20. Cassi Jerkins and I Want My Muppet TV!||HELLO? SKEETER? ARE YOU OUT THERE?!?! Matt and Eileen still have no idea where Skeeter is, so they've brought in Cassi Jerkins (Dumb Nerds Podcast) to help them crack this case. The three of them watched Season 2, episode 7 of the Muppet Babies ("I Want My Muppet TV!") and looked for clues. Along the way, they discussed Muppet puberty, which Muppet baby would be the best improviser, and they even held...a seance!? But did they find Skeeter? Listen and find out!||9/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit19. Chet Wild and Snow White and the Seven Muppets||THE MYSTERY CONTINUES! This week, Matt and Eileen are aided in the search by comedian Chet Wild...but they are not "wild" about Skeeter continuing to be missing! This week, the investigation continues by watching this"Muppet Babies" episode where Skeeter stars as Snow White! Could Piggy's jealousy have been the motivation for Skeeter's Demise? They also discuss if Nanny's on cocaine, if Bunson Honeydew is an actual talking honeydew, and if real snakes make a "boing" sound or if that's just fake snakes in prank jars of peanut brittle? (Speaking of brittle, that's how our hearts feel when we don't know where Skeeter is.)||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit18. Billy Merritt and Out-of-This-World History||SKEETER ARE YOU OUT THERE? Matt and Eileen STILL have no idea where Skeeter is, so this week they brought in Billy Merritt (UCB Theatre) to help them on their search. The three of them watched episode 18 of the Muppet Babies ("Out-of-This-World History") and along the way, discussed piracy, dinosaurs, and our FIRST ACTUAL FACT!?! What could it be? And do they find Skeeter? Listen and find out!||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit17. Justin Donaldson, Tim Saccardo, and The Great Cookie Robbery||THE SKEETER SEARCH CONTINUES! This week, Matt and Eileen are joined by Tim Saccardo ("Community," "American Dad") and Justin Donaldson ("Reno 911," "Key & Peele"). They watched the "Muppet Babies" episode "The Great Cookie Robbery" and discussed if Brad Pitt is a Muppet, who is the handsomest Muppet of all time, and the answer to a mysterious Fozzie joke with no punchline. And, as always, they tried to find out what really happened to Skeeter.||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit16. Gilli Nissim and Fozzie's Last Laugh||ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, WHERE IS SKEETER?! Matt and Eileen still have no idea where Skeeter is, so they brought in Gilli Nissim (UCB Theater) to help them solve this mystery. The three of them watched the 16th episode of The Muppet Babies ("Fozzie's Last Laugh") to look for clues. Along the way, they discuss whether or not Nanny is just a landlord, Bobby's World, who shot J.R., and maybe, just maybe, where Skeeter is.||8/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit15. Ben Siemon and Piggy's Hyper-Activity Book||THE SKEETER MYSTERY CONTINUES! Matt and Eileen still don't know what happened to Skeeter, so they brought in Ben Siemon ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") to help figure things out by watching the 15th episode of "Muppet Babies" (titled "Piggy's Hyper-Activity Book"). Together, they discussed the creepy behavior of Gonzo, Nanny giving the babies Stockholm Syndrome, and a theory so disturbing that we may have to issue Skeeter-ial's first ever trigger warning. But is this the episode where we get the answers? Listen and find out!||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit14. SEASON 2 PREMIERE! Robert Clarke-Chan, Gina Ippolito, and Once Upon an Egg Timer||Brand new season, same old mystery: WHERE IS SKEETER?!?! After watching the entire first season of "The Muppet Babies" looking for clues, Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell still have no idea where in the world is the missing Muppet, Skeeter. And so, the journey continues... This week, Matt and Eileen are joined by Robert Clarke-Chan and Gina Ippolito. Robert and Gina are two of the co-hosts for "Knowing Is Half The Podcast," but do they KNOW where Skeeter is? The four of them watched the season 2 premiere of Muppet Babies, "Once Upon An Egg Timer" and along the way discussed "I Know What You Did Last Summer," twincest, and maybe, just maybe, where Skeeter is.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit13. SEASON 1 FINALE! Ray Stakenas, Brent Pope and Good Clean Fun||It's the final episode of season 1 of Skeeter-ial, and still NO SIGN OF SKEETER!!! With this episode, Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell have now watch the entire first season of Muppet Babies in search of Skeeter. Could this episode be the one where the mystery is solved? This time, Matt and Eileen are joined by Ray Stakenas and Brent Pope of the Ray's 'N Brent Podcast. Ray says he's got some info (from Scooter himself) that could crack the case...but is it true? They also discuss Jay Leno, Jim from The Office, and if Skeeter might be trapped underneath some pie sauce (which we can only assume is a real thing.)||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12. Jeremy Schmidt, Ron Lechler and From a Galaxy Far, Far Away||HELLO SKEETER MY OLD FRIEND, WE'VE COME TO SEARCH FOR YOU AGAIN! Skeeter from The Muppet Babies is, devastatingly, STILL missing. And so, Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell must continue on their very, very, very, very serious investigation. This week, Matt and Eileen are joined by Jeremy Schmidt and Ron Lechler. You know Jeremy and Ron from their podcast, The Twilight Zone Zone, but where is Skeeter Skeeter!? The four of them watched episode 12 of The Muppet Babies, "From A Galaxy Far, Far Away" and looked for clues. They also discussed if twins have to be the same species, Gonzo's farts, really big bowls of cereal, and maybe, just maybe, where Skeeter is.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit11. Ronnie Adrian and Fun Park Fantasies||SKEETER IS ONCE AGAIN NOWHERE TO BE FOUND! Skeeter from The Muppet Babies is still missing, which means that Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell's very serious investigation into her disappearance must carry on. It's hard, but living in this Skeeter-less world is so much harder. This week, Matt and Eileen are joined by Ronnie Adrian, a comedian and performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles. You know him from his teams The Dragons, White Women, and Thunderstruck...but did Skeeter get struck by lightning? The three of them watched episode 11 of The Muppet Babies, "Fun Park Fantasies" and looked for clues. Along the way, they discussed men in suits, dolphin training, and maybe, just maybe, where Skeeter is.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit10. Renee Colvert, Allegra Ringo, and Gonzo's Video Show||STILL NO SIGN OF SKEETER! Skeeter from Muppet Babies remains missing, which means Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell are continuing their very real and serious investigation into her disappearance by watching the "Gonzo's Video Show" episode (featuring an extensive parody of "Star Wars"). This week, Matt and Eileen are joined by Renee Colvert and Allegra Ringo, from the "Can I Pet Your Dog?" podcast. But will they ever get to pet Skeeter? They'll also discuss if Nanny should be replaced with Scott Baio, if there are open mikes for gymnastics, and the possible twist - has Skeeter actually been dead this whole time? For these and other questions (but probably no answers), listen to episode 10 of Skeeter-ial.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit9. Amy Paffrath and Close Encounters of the Frog Kind||SKEETER WE'RE SO WORRIED! WHERE ARE YOU? Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell still haven't found Skeeter, the missing Muppet from "Muppet Babies." The investigation has to continue, so they looked for clues in episode 9 of Muppet Babies, titled "Close Encounters of the Frog Kind." This week, Matt and Eileen are joined by Amy Paffrath. You know her from VH1 and E!...but does she know where Skeeter is? In this episode, the three of them theorize what Kermit and Piggie's babies would look like, St. Louis athletes, and maybe, just maybe, where Skeeter is.||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit8. Patrick Baker, Geoffrey Golden, and What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up?||THE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES! Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell have still not found Skeeter, the missing Muppet from "Muppet Babies." So they continue searching for clues in the 8th episode of the series, "What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?" This time, Matt and Eileen are joined by Patrick Baker ("Regular Show," "The Presidential Dickerbook") and Geoffrey Golden ("Dream It! Screw It!"). Patrick and Geoffrey both write books for Devastator Press...but what's really devastating is the loss of Skeeter. In this episode, they urge Tom Selleck to join the investigation, discuss if Mango from "SNL" is a suspect, and, just maybe, they find Skeeter.||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit7. Lilan Bowden and Eight Take Away One Equals Panic||SKEETER-DOO, WHERE ARE YOU? Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell try to find out what happened Skeeter from Muppet Babies by watching the show's seventh episode, "Eight Take Away One Equals Panic." To help out, they're joined by one of the stars of the Disney Channel's "Andi Mack," Lilan Bowden! In this episode, Matt, Eileen, and Lilan discuss how much Skeeter's dowry would be, why Rachel Dratch won't be friends with Lilan, why Matt doesn't know the difference between "Lord of the Flies" and an "SNL" sketch from the 90's, and whether Skeeter and Scooter are actually capyabaras! (Yes, capybaras are a real animal.) And maybe, just maybe, they find Skeeter!||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit6. Joan Ford and The Case of the Missing Chicken||WHERE. IS. SKEETER!? After watching five episodes, Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell STILL have no idea where Scooter's twin sister Skeeter is, and why she's never seen as an adult in any of the other Muppet movies or TV shows. And thus the journey continues! This week, Matt and Eileen are joined by Joan Ford, author of "Killing It" and writer for Nerdist.com. But could the "It" that's been killed be Skeeter!? The three of them watched episode 6 of 'Muppet Babies' titled "The Case of the Missing Chicken." Along the way they discussed Muppet reproduction, the logistics of Gonzo's nose, and maybe, JUST MAYBE, where Skeeter could be.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit5. Erik Charles Nielsen, Ann Maddox, and Scooter's Hidden Talent||SKEETER, WHERE ARE YOU?! After watching the first 4 episodes of "Muppet Babies" looking for clues, Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell still have no idea what happened to Skeeter, Scooter’s twin sister on “Muppet Babies” who is never seen as an adult Muppet. So the mystery continues! This week, Matt and Eileen are joined by Erik Charles Nielsen ('Community') and Ann Maddox ('The Real O'Neals'). The four of them watched episode 5 of 'Muppet Babies," titled "Scooter's Hidden Talent." Along th way they discussed Nanny's basement, whether or not Rowlf is a plagiarist, and maybe, just maybe, where Skeeter is.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit4. Joey Clift and Raiders of the Lost Muppet||WHERE IS SKEETER? After watching the first three episodes of "Muppet Babies" looking for clues, Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell still have no idea what happened to Skeeter, Scooter's twin sister on "Muppet Babies" who is never seen as an adult Muppet. So the mystery continues! This week, Matt and Eileen are joined by Joey Clift of the podcasts "You Should Love Wrestling" and "25 Minutes of Silence," who has also written for Looney Tunes. (But what's really "Looney" is Skeeter's disappearance.) They watch the fourth episode of "Muppet Babies," titled "Raiders of the Lost Muppet," and discuss if Nanny hides booze in her socks, if Fozzie is in charge of a blood cult, and if Scooter and Skeeter are actually cows. And maybe, just maybe, they figure out what happened to Skeeter!||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit3. Jake Goldman, Haley Mancini and Dental Hyjinks||SKEETER IS *STILL* MISSING! After watching episodes 1 and 2 of ‘Muppet Babies,” Eileen and Matt still don’t know why Skeeter is seen as a baby on the show, but never as an adult with the rest of the Muppet gang. They have vowed to watch each and every episode of Muppet Babies in order, and look for clues as to what could’ve led to her disappearance...so the journey continues. This week, we're joined by 'Powerpuff Girls' writers Jake Goldman and Haley Mancini. The four of them watched the third episode of 'Muppet Babies,' "Dental Hyjinks" to look for clues. Along the way, we discuss Jake's novelas, Haley's unnecessary surgeries, and the difference between "boogie" and "punk." Will this be the episode where we finally find Skeeter? Better listen and find out!||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit2. Dani Fernandez and Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dark?||SKEETER IS STILL MISSING! After watching episode 1 of 'Muppet Babies," Eileen and Matt still don't know why Skeeter is seen as a baby on the show, but never as an adult with the rest of the Muppet gang. What happened to her? Hosts Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell want answers, so they have vowed to watch each and every episode of Muppet Babies in order, and look for clues as to what could've led to her disappearance. This week, we're helped out by comedian/writer Dani Fernandez. You may know her from the Krillin It podcast, but she's assisting the Skeeter-ial podcast as we watch the second episode of 'Muppet Babies,' "Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Dark?" During our show, Eileen, Matt, and Dani discuss how we wish Blue from Blue's Clues would provide assistance, Gonzo's love of taxidermy, and a possible suspect in the case: The Unabomber. Will this be the episode where we find out what happened to Skeeter? Listen and find out!||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. Bennie Arthur and the Noisy Neighbors||SKEETER IS MISSING! She was last seen on 'Muppet Babies,' but never as an adult Muppet with the rest of the Muppet gang. What happened to her? Hosts Matt Manser and Eileen Mary O'Connell want answers, so they have vowed to watch each and every episode of Muppet Babies in order, and look for clues as to what could've led to her disappearance. This week, Bennie Arthur joins us on our mission. We all know him from Comedy Central's 'Drunk History,' or as the voice of Spedacular Donkey on the Disney XD's 'Pickle and Peanut'...but what we DON'T know is IS SKEETER SAFE? IS SHE ALIVE?!?!? The three of us watched the very first episode of Muppet Babies ("Noisy Neighbors"), and discuss how Skeeter might've been arrested, sent to the Twilight Zone, caught the break dancing bug, and more!||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
What ever happened to baby Skeeter?!
Skeeter-ial is a fantastic and funny podcast from Eileen Mary O'Connell and Matt Manser. It explores a fun piece of pop culture with an incredibly strong concept and the guests are fantastic!
Nothing else like it!
I can honestly say that this podcast has made my life better.
Muppet-tastic Serious Comedy Journalism
Excellent investigative reporting, comedic guests, and muppet baby knowledge cross referencing to uncover the TRUTH. Highly recommended for muppet baby fans and somehow-not-fans alike. We miss you, Skeeter!
- Category: Comedy
- Language: English
- © Matt Manser & Eileen Mary O’Connell, and Boardwalk Audio