1. Welcome to the Muppet Central Forum!
    You are viewing our forum as a guest. Join our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please contact us if you need help with registration or your account login.

  2. Help Muppet Central Radio
    We need your help to continue Muppet Central Radio. Show your support and listen regularly and often via Radionomy's website and apps. We're also on iTunes and Apple TV. Learn More

  3. "Muppet Guys Talking" Debuts On-line
    Watch the inspiring documentary "Muppet Guys Talking", read fan reactions and let us know your thoughts on the Muppet release of the year.

  4. Sesame Street Season 48
    Sesame Street's 48th season officially began Saturday November 18 on HBO. After you see the new episodes, post here and let us know your thoughts.

The Final Jim Henson skits

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by MIKEB97, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. MIKEB97

    MIKEB97 New Member

    Ok. I know that Jim Henson's last TV appearance was on Arsenio Hall before he died. Does anyone recall what were Jim's final Kermit & Ernie skits before his death?
  2. Joggy

    Joggy Member

    I think the opera song "Up and Down" with Placido Flamingo and Ernie was recorded (or aired) in 1990. So was Kermit's "Tadpoles" song, and Guy Smiley's "Air" song.
  3. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    And those skits were amazing... I still remember those little STICK FIGURES used in The Ernie Placido sketch!!
  4. MIKEB97

    MIKEB97 New Member

    Those stick figures of Ernie and Placido were cool! Do you recall any other final Henson skits on SS.
  5. Joggy

    Joggy Member


    Uhm, those are stick PUPPETS. LOL!
  6. Joggy

    Joggy Member


    I am not quite sure if it's 1990, but there was this scene where Ernie sang the "Best Friend Blues" with Snuffy. It was a song about Bert being sick, and Big Bird visiting his grandma.
  7. Jackie

    Jackie New Member

    Well I don't remember laughing so hard!! Those stick puppets were the funniest creations I have ever seen! They remind me of foil friends. I got my foil friend in the mail today!!!!!!!

    Thanks Emmy!!!!!! :)
  8. EmmyMik

    EmmyMik New Member

    You got it?


    Hooray for Foil Friends!
  9. MIKEB97

    MIKEB97 New Member

    I remember the Best Friend Blues Song. Ernie was sitting on the green stairs in the arbour area. I think this was from late 1989 or 1990. Another one from early 1990 was when Kermit intreveiwed a bird who sang a song about divorce.
  10. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member


    Hey wait a minute there !

    Have i missed something ?

    Kermit interviewing a Bird who sings about Divorce ?


    What is the street coming too (And that was 12 years ago!)

    See ya
  11. MIKEB97

    MIKEB97 New Member

    I think I may have made a little mistake. The bird didn't say itwas divorce but she said that her parents love her despite them living in different places.
  12. Joggy

    Joggy Member

    Yes, I think I know that song. "They may not be together, but they still love me" or something like that. She never said they were divorced indeed - she just sang about her parents living in different trees.

    I think that was a great way to deal with divorce - just explaining what it's about to have "two homes", and not the whole "daddy and mommy don't love eachother anymore" thing. That would only confuse kids.
  13. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    Joggy + Mike,

    Oh yeah i think ive seen that number !

    See ya
  14. MIKEB97

    MIKEB97 New Member

    Remember a song sung by Kermit called "We're Alive"? Kermit was sitting on a hill and as he was singing, animals and monsters came to join him. Was that song from 1990 or was from 1989?
  15. Joggy

    Joggy Member

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think that one was even earlier - maybe 1988? No idea actually... I've seen that song.

    How about the one where Kermit, trying to read, teaches a group of Twiddlebugs, Yipyips and noisy musicians to sing solid harmony? I haven't seen that one in ages...
  16. MIKEB97

    MIKEB97 New Member

    I guess that one could be from 1989 or 1990. Do you recall a song that Bert sang to Ernie? Some of the lyrics went "have you ever looked at a paperclip".
  17. Xerus

    Xerus Well-Known Member

    I remember Guy Smiley's final performance. A barber was going to cut this guy's hair. Until Guy burst through the wall in a white tuxedo and started singing a song about air while a marching band came in as well. And everytime the barber said a word that rhymed with air, Guy would bust through another wall and sing about air again.

    And I believe I've seen Jim's last performance of Kermit was when he and Miss. Piggy were on a talk show, (I can't remember the name) talking about the Muppets at Disneyworld. When the host brought up something about Piggy getting stuck in the cement at the Chinese Theater there, she threw a tantrum.
  18. Collgoff

    Collgoff Well-Known Member

    The last Seame Street newsflash that jim Henson did was a little who lived in 2 trees.
  19. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Long ago, sample pages for the Sesame Street 40th anniversary book were posted online, and by the time the book was released a number of changes had occurred. One thing that appeared in the sample pages but not the final released version was a section on Jim Henson's last day on the Sesame Street set, which said that his last segments were Kermit's "I Wonder About the World Above Up There", Ernie's "Don't Throw That Trash on the Ground", and Sesame Street News: The Bird Family. And I noticed all three of those segments used park sets.

    I wish that the 40th anniversary DVD included some of Jim Henson's season 21 segments, whether they were from his last day or not. Too bad no such segments were included.

Share This Page