I was just wondering if anyone knew why there seems to have been such a close professional association between between film director John Landis and many of the Henson performers, at least there definitely was during the 80's and early 90s. To clarify, consider the fact that Frank Oz had minor roles quite a few Landis films. He played a police sargeant in Trading Places, a coroner in Innocent Blood, He also had a dual role of sorts in An American Werewolf In London playing an American embassy representative in Britain...and then there was also a "dream" scene in that movie where the leading character dreams he's at home with his family and his two younger siblings are in front of the TV watching Kermit and Miss Piggy (Oz) aruge on an episode of The Muppet Show. (not a very pleasant scene, I might add.) Also: the late Richard Hunt, also had a small role in Trading Places playing a stock broker. And Landis himself though he usually was behind the camera, also had an even smaller acting role in The Muppets Take Manhattan where he played a producer who after receiving a script from Kermit, promptly tosses it in a wastebasket without even looking at it. These are the ones that immediately come to mind and this would indicate a strong working relationship, at least at one point between Landis and the Henson staff and I was just wondering what the reasons for this might have been if any of you know.