I was reading Carroll Spinney's autobio the other day, and he mentioned that when he joined the Muppets in 1969, he really wasn't making enough to make ends meet, especially living in New York City. It was more for the love of the craft - the trade - rather than the money. And I agree. Who wouldn't have loved to have a chance to work with Jim Henson, the greatest of all time? Which gets me thinking - I wonder what the salary is for your average Muppeteer nowadays.... Like your average SESAME Muppeteer - I mean, they only tape like 20 shows per season nowadays. And then you have your first string guys, your second and third string. What would your guess be?