In 1969, Jim Henson was a man with some fabric, faux fur, and a dream. But his puppets made an appearance on the PBS show Sesame Street, and success never seemed far away. From that show, to The Muppet Show, to the Muppet Movie, people found the creatures enchanting, from lovable Kermit the Frog to diva-licious Miss Piggy.
The creations of Henson, named because of their hybrid nature of marionettes and puppets, have gone on bravely despite the passing of their creator in 1990. The company carried on with the support of his family until it was sold to Disney in 2004. There is talk of a new Muppet Movie, which is sure to offer up some chances for some great new music. I remember the first song I really remember a Muppet singing, Kermit the Frog's beautiful and haunting It's Not Easy Being Green.
There have been some fun moments, too. Enjoy them!
Ode To Joy