William Paul Barretta (born June 19, 1964) is an American puppeteer, actor, producer and director, who is best known for providing the puppetry and voice of characters such as Pepe the King Prawn, Johnny Fiama, Big Mean Carl, and Bobo the Bear. He also inherited the roles of Rowlf the Dog, Swedish Chef, Mahna Mahna, and Dr. Teeth after the death of Muppet creator Jim Henson.
Barretta was born William Paul Barretta in Yardley, Pennsylvania on June 19, 1964. He is the younger brother of the children's book author and illustrator Gene Barretta.Barretta attended St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey, eventually becoming a carpenter. He met Brian Henson while they were working at Sesame Place.
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend
Kimmy is about to marry a prince and she has to foil the Reverend's plot. What should Kimmy do next?
The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II
The second Disney Family Singalong features celebrities and their families as they take on their favorite Disney tunes from their homes. John Legend is one of the special guests.
Scooter rushed to make his delivery deadlines and uploaded the new series for streaming. He will have to navigate the obstacles thrown at him by the rest of the group.
Muppet Guys Talking: A Special Conversation To Honour Jim Henson
On Saturday 16 May 2020, the cast of the Muppet Guys Talking documentary - Frank Oz, Fran Brill, Dave Goelz and Bill Barretta - reteamed via Skype for a charity fundraising conversation to honor Jim H...
The Muppets Take The O2
The Muppets Take the O2 is a live stage show starring the Muppets performed at the O2 Arena in London in July 2018. The show is a follow-up to 2017's performance at the Hollywood Bowl, reprising many ...
The Happytime Murders
In a world where human beings and puppets live together, when the members of the cast of a children's television show aired during the 1990s begin to get murdered one by one, puppet Phil Philips, a fo...
Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched
Five of the original Muppet performers come together for the first time ever to share behind-the-scenes secrets of the Muppets. Includes rare performance footage, surprising stories and insights into ...
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The Muppets are talking to young children.
The show will be hosted by the Muppets. The personal lives and relationships of the Muppets will be explored in a series for the first time. Kids of all ages are welcome to watch this show.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
When a woman is rescued from a doomsday cult and lands in New York City, she must navigate a world she didn't think existed anymore.
Muppets Most Wanted
While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his villainous sidekick.
Disney Drive-On with The Muppets
Walter joins the Muppets' new production headquarters at the Walt Disney Studios. There, he learns about the movie business with the help of Kermit the Frog, Pepe the King Prawn, Bobo the Bear, Big Me...
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
Elmo is an icon for children of all ages. Most people don't know that Kevin Clash dreamed of working with Jim Henson. Kevin found a home on Sesame Street because of his creativity and talent. The docu...
A sympathetic human, Gary, and his puppet roommate, Walter, swoop in to help the gang put on a show and raise the $10 million they need to save the day, when they learn that their beloved theater is s...
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A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
When Gonzo forgets to mail three letters to Santa, he convinces the gang to help him deliver the letters to the North Pole. Christmas is the time to be with those you care about the most, as they dash...
The Muppets - Studio DC - Almost Live
The Muppets and Disney Channel's biggest stars are teaming up for a variety show.
Studio DC: Almost Live
The Disney Channel has a special called Studio DC: Almost Live. The special is a half-hour variety show that features both The Muppets and Disney Channel stars performing comedy sketches and musical n...
Sesame Beginnings: Moving Together
Dance along with Baby Elmo as his dad sings "There You Go, Little One." Laugh along with Baby Big Bird when he falls over his big feet as he learns to take "Baby Steps." Run around like you have ants ...
Sesame Beginnings: Beginning Together
Sesame Beginnings celebrates the interaction of family members and children with a look at favorite Sesame Street characters like Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Prairie Dawn when they were very yo...
Sesame Street: Elmo's Potty Time
Join Elmo as he reminisces about his potty training journey and guides viewers as they embark on theirs. Elmo and his Sesame friends give helpful, confidence-building tips and encourage kids to listen...
The Muppets' Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz tells the story of a young woman who wants to be a singer but can't because she's too young. After being swept up by a tornado with her pet prawn,Dorothy embarked on a journey to meet...
Weezer: Video Capture Device - Treasures from the Vault 1991-2002
Spike Jonze directed clips for "The Sweater Song" and "Buddy Holly" are included in Weezer's music videos from 1991 to 2002. Also included are never-before-released videos, live footage from the begin...
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Kermit's Swamp Years
At 12 years old, Kermit the Frog and best friends Goggles and Croaker travel outside their homes in the swamps of the Deep South to do something extraordinary with their lives.
Kim Possible is on the double to save the world from danger. Kim has her sidekick Ron Stoppable and her pet naked mole-rat by her side so she can make it home in time for cheerleading practice.
I Love Muppets
Before the show was made, Jim Henson did a lot.
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
Miss Bitterman wants to build a nightclub over the Muppet Theatre. After she tricked her father into giving her the only copy of the contract, she changed it to make it seem like the Muppets had more ...
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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story
Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story is an American television series. Jim Henson Television and CBS co-produced it. Jack and the Beanstalk is a fairy tale. A more ethical view was reflected in the ...
Muppets from Space
When Gonzo learns that he is the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spri...
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland
Elmo wouldn't allow anything to happen to his blanket. Elmo is chasing his blanket after a tug-of-war with his friend. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination ...
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Muppet Sing Alongs: Muppet Treasure Island
The video for Muppet Sing Alongs: Muppet Treasure Island was made just before the film's release. In this half hour of pirate songs, Kermit is joined by Polly Lobster, Clueless Morgan, Mad Monty, and ...
Muppets Tonight is a live-action/puppet television series created by Jim Henson Productions and featuring The Muppets. Much like the "MuppeTelevision" segment of The Jim Henson Hour, Muppets Tonight w...
Muppet Treasure Island
Billy Bones had a heart attack just as Jim and his friends were attacked by pirates, after telling the story of the last journey to Jim. The gang escapes into the town where they hire out a boat and c...
Muppet Sing Alongs: Things That Fly
Things That Fly is a 30-minute sing-along special released direct-to-video by Jim Henson Video in 1996. In the special, Kermit the Frog and a young boy Muppet, Lindy, explore different varieties of th...
Muppet Sing Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green
Muppet Sing-Alongs: It's Not Easy Being Green was released direct to video in 1994. A collection of Muppet songs is put together in this fun Karaoke video. Kermit hosts this video, where he presents...
Muppet Classic Theater
The puppets perform in the theater. Robin the Frog is one of the characters in the stories. Andy and Randy Pig and the Elvises had their first appearance in the production. Jim Lewis and Bill Prady wr...
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