I don't know about you, but I've always been a Muppet fan. The Muppets, Sesame Street, or the Fraggles, it didn't matter, I would watch them all.
A few years ago I came across an amazing book at a used book store that really brought home the magic behind the puppetry for me. My Life As A Furry Red Monster is the story of Kevin Clash, the man behind the Muppet Elmo. It's a heartwarming story about what Elmo has taught him about life and love.
Here is a video I found featuring one of the few interviews with Kevin himself on an Australian show called Rove Daily.