“Jammin’ with Jamie”: Kirk Thatcher Interview!

Hi, everyone!

Longtime loyal Jammin’ with Jamie Jammers––– and even brand new Jammers––– know that I love the Muppets. On the show, we’ve jammed to songs from many Muppet projects, including Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021), It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002), and various online Muppet music videos and online videos.

Fun fact: those two movies and many of the music videos were directed by the same person!

An even more fun fact: that person’s on Jammin’ with Jamie this week!

Please join me in giving a warm Jammin’ with Jamie welcome to writer, director, actor, and “punk on assorted Star Trek buses”…

… Kirk Thatcher!

Kirk Thatcher has far too many credits to name: besides what we listed above, he also directed episodes of Muppets Now, wrote for Dinosaurs, was Joshua Jovan in Werewolf by Night (2022), and more!

We had such a great conversation that we can’t fit it into just one Jammin’ with Jamie! First up is Part 1, focusing on Muppets Haunted Mansion (2021) and It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)!

In Part 2, we dive into more of It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002), Thatcher’s directing process––– especially when directing in long-standing properties, casting, what it’s like for human costars to work with and people’s reactions to the Muppets, creating new Muppet characters, how the Muppets have evolved over time, the Disney+ show, Muppets Now, and more!

Tune in next week for the finale: Part 3 and bonus Jammin’ with Jamie fun!

After the edited interview parts air, go to my YouTube channel, @JackalopeJamie, to see the full interview with video!

A HUGE “Thank you!” to Kirk for appearing on the show and being extremely generous with his time, insight, humor, extremely varied impressions, and stories.

I hope you consider jammin’ with us this Saturday at 7 am ET/6 am CT on 89.3 WNUR FM! If you like what you hear, let me know: I record every show and will happily send it to you! For more information about Jammin’ with Jamie, go here!

Thank you for reading, listening, and “jammin’,”
Jamie Lee

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