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Jim Henson: Young Puppeteer

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Buck-Beaver, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    It wasn't on Jim Henson, but actually Sesame Street. They did briefly cover his contribution to the show though. There's also some footage of Steve and Brian doing Bert and Ernie which is kind of neat.

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  2. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    I've got that one, then. I also got their show about Charles Schulz and that was neat.
  3. ScottMonster

    ScottMonster New Member

    I taped it off A&E in October 2001 and I still have it! All in all, I thought they didn't do to bad a job of giving some detailed biographical info on his pre-Sesame Street muppet work, and had some decent clips of his commercials for Wilkins Coffee, La Choy Chow Mein, as well as a few from "Sam and Friends" and what I think was an appearance on the Ed Sullivan show - with a young and clean shaven Frank Oz and a "Southern Colonel" type puppet. And on a related note, I think it's time somebody thought about putting together a video/DVD compilation of some of these earlier works, especially the commercials which are unlike anything the Muppets have ever done since. And I wonder if there's *any* surviving stock footage of "The Junior Morning Show" - His first job on TV and only seventeen years old. Now THAT would be something worth seeing!
  4. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    The "Southern Colonel" footage of Jim and Frank I believe is actually from "The Muppets on Puppets" which was a PBS special in the 60s I believe. I think there is also some brief footage from the same special of Jim and Don Sahlin, although I might be confusing the A&E special with the Jim Henson episode of "Great Performances".


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