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The Barretta Brothers (originally launched with the subtitle "Two of Us") is a vodcast hosted by Bill and Gene Barretta, launched in May 2020.

The show has hosted many Muppet performers, guests, collaborators and crew members, in addition to appearances by Kermit the Frog, The Swedish Chef and Constantine.

The show also hosted a 30th anniversary reunion for the show Dinosaurs bringing together more than 40 members of the original cast and crew for a virtual retrospective and panel discussion.



Kermit the Frog


Dinosaurs cast reunion


Frank Oz and Dave Goelz


The Swedish Chef and Danny Trejo


Constantine and Ricky Gervais

Episode 1[]

Date: May 16, 2020
Guests: Brian Henson, Nancy Woloszyn, and Gary Giordano
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 2[]

Date: May 23, 2020
Guests: Tom Bergeron, Bob Schooley, and Mark McCorkle
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 3[]

Date: May 30, 2020
Guests: Dick, Anthony and Maria Blasucci
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 3.5[]

Date: June 7, 2020
Topic: Pre-โ€œDinosaurs 30th Anniversary Reunionโ€ Q&A
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 4[]

Date: June 14, 2020
Topic: Dinosaurs 30th Anniversary Reunion Show
Guests: Brian Henson, Alex Rockwell, Kirk Thatcher, Michael Jacobs, Bob Young, Peter Brooke, Ritamarie Peruggi, Niki Lyons, Tim Doyle, Victor Fresco, Rob Ulin, Rich Tabach, Kevin Clash, Kim Rozenfeld (associate producer), Stuart Pankin, Allan Trautman, Bruce Lanoil, Julianne Buescher, John Kennedy, Michelan Sisti, Pons Maar, Leif Tilden, Jack Tate, Rickey Boyd, Terri Hardin, Tom Fisher, Jill Thraves, Marian Keating, Lisa Rocco (animatronics/puppets), Day Murch (costume department), Laura Baker (animatronics/puppets), Julie Zobel, Peter Abrahamson, Tom Trbovich, Bruce Bilson, Joe Moore (first AD), Kevin Haggerty (first assistant camera), and Ronnie Chong (second AD)
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 5[]

Date: June 20, 2020
Guests: Frank Oz and Dave Goelz
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 5.5[]

Date: June 27, 2020
Topic: Q&A
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 6[]

Date: July 4, 2020
Topic: Ben Franklin and Muppet Trivia #01
Guests: Ben Franklin, Jesse Oliver and John Papovitch
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 7[]

Date: July 11, 2020
Guests: Alton Brown, Ed Christie, and Ed Eyth
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 8[]

Date: July 21, 2020
Topic: Muppet Fan Artists
Guests: Stuart Reeves, James V. Carroll, Kenny Durkin, Dave Hulteen Jr.
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 9[]

Date: July 25, 2020
Guests: Danny Trejo, Robert Rodriguez, Kermit the Frog, Jon Voight, The Swedish Chef
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 10[]

Date: August 1, 2020
Topic: 10th Anniversary Q&A, featuring video "The Fiama Brothers: The Last Swing"
Guests: Matt Vogel, Peter Linz, Eric Jacobson, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, and Julianne Buescher
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 11[]

Date: August 9, 2020
Guests: Jane Gootnick and Kevin Clash PART ONE
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 12[]

Date: August 16, 2020
Guests: Jane Gootnick and Kevin Clash PART TWO
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 13[]

Date: August 20, 2020
Guests: Julianne Buescher and Alice Dinnean
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 14[]

Date: August 23, 2020
Guests: Kirk Thatcher
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 15[]

Date: August 30, 2020
Guests: Eric Jacobson and Muppet Trivia #02 with Madison Mantas and Tyler Partnow
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 16[]

Date: September 3, 2020
Guests: Leslie Carrara-Rudolph
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 17[]

Date: September 6, 2020
Guests: Ricky Gervais, Constantine, and Matt Vogel
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 18[]

Date: September 13, 2020
Guests: Bobby Moynihan
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 19[]

Date: September 17, 2020
Topic: Q&A
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 20[]

Date: September 20, 2020
Guests: Geoff Keighley, Jackson Barretta, and Ben Barretta
Link: (YouTube), (YouTube)

Episode 21[]

Date: September 27, 2020
Guests: David Arquette, RJ City
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 22[]

Date: October 1, 2020
Guests: Kevin Clash and Tyler Bunch
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 23[]

Date: October 4, 2020
Guests: Peter Linz and Alice Dinnean
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 24[]

Date: October 11, 2020
Guests: Michael Giacchino
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 25[]

Date: October 15, 2020
Guests: Jay P. Fosgitt
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 26[]

Date: October 18, 2020
Topic: America's Got Muppet Talent
Guests: Carmen Osbahr
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 27[]

Date: October 22, 2020
Guests: David Rudman with Caren, Marlee, Noah, Joey, and Phoebe Rudman
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 28[]

Date: October 25, 2020
Topic: Puppet Heap
Guests: Paul Andrejco, Danielle Obinger, Peter MacKennan, Michael Bush, and Mary Brehmer
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 29[]

Date: November 1, 2020
Topic: Gene Barretta's Sesame Street animations
Guests: Louis Henry Mitchell and Kevin Clash
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 30[]

Date: November 8, 2020
Topic: Q&A & Highlights Show
Guests: Jackson Barretta and Ben Barretta
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 31[]

Date: November 15, 2020
Guests: Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Craig Shemin
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 32[]

Date: November 22, 2020
Guests: Jim Lewis and Kirk Thatcher
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 33[]

Date: November 29, 2020
Guests: Fran Brill, Frank Oz, and Dave Goelz
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 34[]

Date: December 6, 2020
Guests: Ryan Dillon and Kevin Clash
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 35[]

Date: December 13, 2020
Topic: Founders of GLOP (Glorious Ladies of Puppetry)
Guests: Donna Kimball, Colleen Smith, and Alice Dinnean
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 36[]

Date: December 20, 2020
Topic: Christmas Special
Guests: Santa Claus, Joseph Debly, and Mike Mroz
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 37[]

Date: December 27, 2020
Topic: Year-End Q&A Video Fest Chill
Guests: Ben Barretta, Jackson Barretta, and Ben Chatrer
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 38[]

Date: January 10, 2021
Topic: Dinosaurs Month Week One
Guests: Brian Henson, Niki Lyons, Stuart Pankin, Lisa Rocco, Allan Trautman, Marian Keating, Tony Sabin Prince, Julianne Buescher, Rickey Boyd, Jane Gootnick, and John Kennedy
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 39[]

Date: January 17, 2021
Topic: Dinosaurs Month Week Two
Guests: Steve Whitmire, Leif Tilden, Day Murch, Jane Gootnick, Bruce Lanoil, Michelan Sisti, Jill Thraves, Michael McFarlane, Kevin Clash, Terri Hardin, and John Kennedy
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 40[]

Date: January 24, 2021
Topic: Dinosaurs Month Week Three
Guests: Pons Maar, Peter Brooke, Julianne Buescher, Jack Tate, Lisa Rocco, and John Kennedy
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 41[]

Date: January 31, 2021
Topic: Dinosaurs Month Week Four
Guests: Julianne Buescher, John Kennedy, Rickey Boyd, Michelan Sisti, Jack Tate, Bruce Lanoil, Terri Hardin, Pons Maar, Allan Trautman, and Tom Fisher
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 42[]

Date: February 7, 2021
Topic: Muppet Collections and LIVE Q&A
Guests: Mark Read and Chris Stulz
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 43[]

Date: February 14, 2021
Guest: Louise Gold
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 44[]

Date: February 21, 2021
Guest: Stuart Pankin
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 45[]

Date: February 28, 2021
Guest: Kevin Bishop
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 46: Muppet Mini[]

Date: September 21, 2021
Guest: Dave Goelz
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 47: Muppet Mini[]

Date: September 29, 2021
Guest: Fran Brill
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 48: Muppet Mini[]

Date: October 6, 2021
Guest: Kevin Clash
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 49[]

Date: October 10, 2021
Topic: Haunted Mansion Live Q&A
Guests: Ben Barretta, Kelly Younger, Jim Lewis, Julianne Buescher, Bruce Lanoil, Matt Vogel, Michael Steinbach, Peter Linz, Alice Dinnean, and Dave Goelz
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 50: Muppet Mini[]

Date: October 19, 2021
Guests: Stephanie D'Abruzzo and Craig Shemin
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 51: Muppet Mini[]

Date: October 27, 2021
Guest: Louise Gold
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 52[]

Date: December 19, 2021
Guests: Santa Claus, Adrienne H. Lee, Henry Greenberg, Joe Hennes, Joseph Debly, John Papovitch, Madison Mantas, Dave Goelz, Peter Linz, Matt Vogel, Eric Jacobson
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 53[]

Date: March 20, 2022
Topic: The Muppets Mayhem
Guests: Producers/creatives Adam Goldberg, Jeff Yorkes, Michael Bostick, Kris Eber
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 54[]

Date: May 20, 2023
Topic: Muppets Take Mahoning
Guests: Ed Christie and Brian Henson
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 55[]

Date: June 11, 2023
Topic: 50th Anniversary of Dave Goelz with the Muppets
Guests: Jackson Barretta, Ben Goelz (with girlfriend Felicia), Amy Goelz, Debbie Goelz, Dave Goelz (guest of honor), Frank Oz, Lucy Baker, Martin Baker, Jill Colley, Louise Gold, Andy Nyman (with Sophie Nyman), Nigel Plaskitt, Keith Radack, Lark Baskerville, Mark Waxman, Ernie Patterson, Heather Henson, Brian Henson, Lisa Henson, Cheryl Henson, John Lovelady, Bonnie Erickson, Rollie Krewson, Calista Hendrickson, Amy Van Gilder, Karen Prell, Kevin Clash, David Rudman, Fran Brill and husband Robert Kelly, Jan Nelson, Ritamarie Peruggi, Lawrence Mirkin, Alex Rockwell, Tom Newby, Ed Christie, Polly Smith, Jane Gootnick, Fred Buchholz, Craig Shemin, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jim Lewis, Ed Mitchell, Charles Rivkin, Joel Behr, Karen Barnes, Adam Savage, Bobby Moynihan, Peter Friedman, Michael Giacchino, Pete Doctor, Leigh Slaughter, Michael Steinbach, Matt Vogel, Kelly Vogel, Caren Rudman, Eric Jacobson, Mary Jacobson (and children), Peter Linz, Alice Dinnean, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Jocelyn Stevenson, Barb Caswell, Chris Caswell, Duncan Kenworthy, Danny Trejo, Kirk Thatcher, Mike Quinn, Paul Williams, Ricky Gervais, Bill Prady, Dave's Glam Squad, Cristina Barretta, Allan Trautman, Michelan Sisti, Craig Kief, Jeff Yorkes, Dani Iglesias, Donna Kimball, Peter MacKennan, Drew Massey, Nicolette Santino, Andrew Williams, Bradley Freeman Jr., Adam Goldberg, Bruce Lanoil with Laura Urstein Lanoil.
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 56[]

Date: June 25, 2023
Topic: Meet The Muppets Mayhem PART ONE
Guests: Tahj Mowry, Saara Chaudry, Peter Linz, Anders Holm, Dave Goelz
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 57[]

Date: July 9, 2023
Topic: Meet The Muppets Mayhem PART TWO
Guests: Adam Goldberg, Jeff Yorkes, Donielle Muransky, Crystal Shaw, Hannah Friedman, Gabriela Rodriguez
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 58[]

Date: November 26, 2023
Topic: Meet The Muppets Mayhem PART THREE
Guests: Matt Vogel, David Rudman, Eric Jacobson, Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, Alice Dinnean, Stephanie D'Abruzzo, David Bizzaro, Jackson Barretta, Peter Linz, Donna Kimball, Bruce Lanoil, Bradley Freeman Jr., Art Vega, Michelan Sisti, Nicolette Santino, Drew Massey, Tim Lagasse
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 59[]

Date: December 3, 2023
Topic: Meet The Muppets Mayhem PART FOUR
Guests: Matt Sohn, Kimmy Gatewood, Robert Cohen, Craig Kief, Ross Novie, Denise Pizzini, Bodie Hyman, Paul Andrejco, Danielle Obinger, Peter MacKennan, Bethany Barton, Alex "Jurgen" Ferguson, Rachel Burson (assistant Muppet wrangler), Russ Walko
Link: (YouTube)

Episode 60[]

Date: May 18, 2024
Topic: Muppets Take Mahoning 2
Guests: Matt Vogel, Kevin Clash
Link: (YouTube)

See also[]

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