Muppet master Jim Henson's early work

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17 Responses to “Muppet master Jim Henson's early work”

  1. mypalmike says:

    “You either go with Wilkins Coffee or you don’t go.”

    Also, it has interesting effects on the digestive system.

  2. hadlock says:

    If history repeats itself, Don Hertzfeldt’s carreer is about to skyrocket.

  3. but.if.and.that says:

    I have always believed in Henson’s mantra: “When you get stuck you can always eat something, blow something up, or throw penguins.” Thanks so much for sharing this old gem.

  4. Cassandra says:

    I saw some of the original puppets used in these commercials at this great exhibit last summer. They’re wonderfully built; for instance the Linit guy has armor plate on his elbow joints.

  5. bcsizemo says:

    I used to love me some Fraggles growing up.

    And as a late teen/early 20 something loved me some Farscape as well.

    Best sci-fi show I’ve ever seen.

  6. politeruin says:

    Yeah, farscape is where it’s at. A bit wild to watch this then see something like pilot in action.

  7. jimh says:

    Site has been Boinged, apparently.

  8. Anonymous says:

    my, but proto-kermit was a nasty fellow…

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s true! But we’re WORKING ON IT!!! Give us a few min, cool?

  10. Anonymous says:

    One of my personal favorites of Henson’s work is The Cube starring Richard Schaal, 1969 television film. Think Donnie Darko mixed with 1997 The Cube. Very strange, lsd inspired, black and white.

    Worth the watch, but very un-Henson like.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cube_(1969_film)
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6203080879952576646#

    ~ Crystal Henson :)

  11. Chris Durso says:

    Gratuitous Muppet violence was a recurring theme in Henson’s earlier works… And shilling for food companies was how he worked out early versions of characters like Kermit and Cookie Monster.

    Here are a few more…

    http://www.foodiggity.com/7-of-the-best-food-moments-in-muppet-history /

  12. tyger11 says:

    I don’t understand why Wilkins isn’t a big name in coffee today. Very puzzling.

  13. Vanwall says:

    Land of Gorch. ‘Nuff said.

  14. Jason Forrest says:

    southafricanscum – Thanks!

  15. Jason Forrest says:

    Crystal – We actually showed The Cube last week!
    http://networkawesome.com/show/jim-henson-the-cube-1969/

    You wouldn’t be his daughter would you? If so- COOOL!

    • southafricanscum says:

      On a completely unrelated note, I really want to thank you for getting J.O.T.S. to remix Raunchy. Great original, great mix.

  16. Vanwall says:

    Must mention Skeksis.

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