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Jim Henson Trivia

Below you will see a series of questions. Please click the appropriate button of the answer of your choice. When you are finished you can check your scores and find out your grade. Good luck (and you can always try it again)!

1. Who was Jim's first major collaborator as a fellow Muppeteer?
Jerry Juhl
Bob Payne
Frank Oz
Jane Nebel

2. What was the name of Jim Henson's first hit TV show?
The Junior Good Morning Show
Sam and Friends
The Frog Prince
Sesame Street

3. Where was Jim Henson born?
Greenville, Mississippi
Atlanta, Georgia
Dearborn, Michigan
New York City, New York

4. Which character, created by Jim Henson has received a star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame”?
Big Bird
Miss Piggy

5. When did the event mentioned above happen?
September 24, 1991
April 21, 1994
June 29, 1988
November 10, 1996

6. Upon Jim Henson's request, no one dressed in black for his funeral. In direct contrast, who wore bright red?
Louise Gold
Fran Brill
Jerry Nelson
Karen Prell

7. The Swedish Chef was performed without gloves, whose "human hands" were used?
Jim Henson
Frank Oz
Jerry Nelson
Steve Whitmire

8. Jim Henson won his very first Emmy award for which production?
The Cube (1968)
The Wilkins Coffee Commercial Series (1960)
The Jimmy Dean Show (1963)
Sam and Friends (1959)

9. Which was the first project in which Joe Raposo and Jim Henson worked together?
The Frog Prince (1971)
Hey Cinderella! (1969)
Sesame Street (1969)
The Muppets on Puppets (1968)

10. What color was the original Kermit?

11. In regards to building Muppets; what is referred to as the "magic triangle'?
The nickname of the Muppet Creature Shop in New York
A mechanism placed inside a Muppet for eye movement
An electronic device that senses and responds to the hand and arm movement of a puppeteer
An important aspect of the Muppet look, setting the eyes in relation to the nose and mouth

12. Which Muppet was described by Jim and Jane Henson as "a living hunger," whose only purpose in life was to eat?

13. Although Jim Henson had reservations, what was one of the very first outside projects that the Jim Henson Creature Shop in London took on?

14. Jim Henson's musically talented character Dr. Teeth was actually based on which great New Orleans singer and pianist?
Dr. Harry
John Teeth
Duke Ellington
Doctor John

15. What was the first episode of Fraggle Rock that Jim Henson directed?
The Preachification of Convincing John
The Thirty-Minute Work Week
The Minstrels
The Terrible Tunnel

16. Who were the first henson/Muppet characters that made a guest appearance on a national television show, and which show was it?
Kermit and Cookie Monster (The Tonight Show)
Longhorn and Shorthorn (The Ed Sullivan Show)
Wilkins and Wontkins (PBS Special)
Big Bird (NBC Muppet Special)

17. Jim Henson's middle name is?

18. What was the original TV station where the Muppets were first utilized?

19. What year was Jim Henson inducted into the “Toy Industry Hall of Fame”?

20. What was the name of the first Wilkins and Wontkins Commercial?
Love My Wilkins
Close Shave
Love My Wontkins

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Quiz by: Brian Knatchbull, Cindy Chapman, Travis Frost, Emma Shane, Gabe Liebowitz, Mar Quinn and Phillip Chapman

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