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7 Responses to “Muppet Musicians of Bremen”

  1. It was a bowling night for my Mom, and as usual, to keep me nearby, she dropped me off at the bowling alley’s daycare center (it did more than sit the kids whose parents were out on the lanes; lots of kids in there). This came on the big old RCA in the main playroom, and a bunch of other kids and I sat down and watched. Made me a Muppet fan, as if Sesame Street hadn’t.

  2. CoquiELF says:

    The Muppets were one of the few English-language shows I had access to when I was growing up overseas. Such a part of my childhood!

    Is there a reason that this doesn’t have a Boing Boing “Family” tag? I love that feed and really appreciate it!

  3. Robbo says:

    I didn’t have the pleasure of working on Musicians Of Bremen (only starting with Henson on Fraggle Rock) but it, like Emmet Otter, was always a touchstone for aspiring puppeteers. The artistry and ambition of Jim’s earlier works were always richer and more inventive than a lot of what came later. Thanks for finding and sharing this.

  4. freshyill says:

    These old muppet specials were amazing. Check out the Frog Prince too. It’s got the first appearances of both Robin and Sweetums. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU6kh7SfDbA

  5. EeyoreX says:

    Whenever something copyright-protected is found on Youtube, and you want to bookmark it for later viewing or show someone else, you should always use a download service to save the actual movie files on your hard drive. Because you never know how long it will stay on Youtube.

  6. No Name Joe says:

    I grew up with the Soviet version of “Musicians of Bremen”, and it was a VERY different experience:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66NNY5xK668

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