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Your Thoughts: "Jim Henson: The Biography" by Brian Jay Jones

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by Phillip, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Muppet Master

    Muppet Master Well-Known Member

    TMS still had a plot, some episodes had more than others, but writing still had to me done along with the sketches, and most of the musical numbers had interactions, but I doubt Jim had much to do with the writing.
     
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member


    I know TMS still had a plot, but the songs and sketches tended to be more important, without much need for backstage story development (if they couldn't think of a long enough plot, they can just fill it with unrelated sketches).

    But Jim Henson was credited as a writer on TMS, so he would have had a lot to do with the writing. He wasn't credited as a writer on The Jim Henson Hour, though. Of course, both shows were variety shows, and yet it seemed harder for them to develop the MuppeTelevision segments (but it seems like those shows had a little more plot... Unlike on TMS, we never got multiple back-to-back segments without getting a scene at Muppet Central in-between).
     

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