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The Jim Henson Hour 

An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.
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Sunday, November 29, 1992
S1.E10 Secrets of the Muppets
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 Himself / ... 12 episodes, 1989-1992
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 Bean Bunny / ... 10 episodes, 1989-1992
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Fran Brill ...
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 Beard / ... 9 episodes, 1989-1992
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 Anthony / ... 9 episodes, 1989-1992
Gord Robertson ...
 Lindbergh / ... 9 episodes, 1989-1990
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 Storyteller's Dog / ... 8 episodes, 1989-1992
Rob Mills ...
 Animal / ... 7 episodes, 1989-1990
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 Additional Muppet Performer / ... 6 episodes, 1989
Sandra Shamas ...
 Garbage / ... 6 episodes, 1989-1992
Camille Bonora ...
David Greenaway ...
 Badger / ... 5 episodes, 1989-1990
Erica Fairfield ...
 Amanda / ... 4 episodes, 1989
Jennifer Lee ...
 Bootsie / ... 4 episodes, 1989
Andrew Wilson ...
 Brad / ... 4 episodes, 1989
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 Additional Muppet Performer / ... 3 episodes, 1989-1990
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 Statler / ... 3 episodes, 1989
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 Fozzie Bear / ... 3 episodes, 1989
Robert Tygner ...
 Badger / ... 3 episodes, 1989
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 Badger / ... 3 episodes, 1989
Rickey Boyd ...
 Aart / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Sue Dacre ...
Michael Bayliss ...
 Devil / ... 2 episodes, 1989
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 Devil / ... 2 episodes, 1989
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 Zeb / ... 2 episodes, 1989
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 Giant / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Sharon Lee Williams ...
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 Sapsorrow 1 episode, 1989
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 Matt Banting 1 episode, 1989
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 Chancey Bellow 1 episode, 1989
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 Badsister 1 1 episode, 1989
Gregory Chisholm ...
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 Princess 1 episode, 1990
Amanda Dickinson ...
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 Badsister 2 1 episode, 1989
Robert Hines ...
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 Uncle Adrian 1 episode, 1990
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 Perriwinkle 1 episode, 1989
Darren Bastable ...
Richard Butler ...
 Second King 1 episode, 1990
Grant Bardsley ...
Tim Barker ...
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Alexander Crockatt ...
 Brother 1 1 episode, 1990
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 Teacher 1 episode, 1990
Bill Moody ...
Robin Summers ...
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Myron McKay ...
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Byron Spiers ...
Jeremy Stuart ...
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Paul Hartis ...
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Linda Cash ...
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Simon Adams ...
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Bruce Armstrong ...
Tony Ashton ...
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David Alan Barclay ...
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Ishia Bennison ...
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Jan Chappell ...
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Richard Coombs ...
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Don Draper ...
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Carolyn Dunn ...
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John Eccleston ...
Geoff Felix ...
David Fleeshman ...
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John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Alistair Fullarton ...
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Craig Givens ...
Anita Griffin ...
Robert Hamilton ...
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Sam Howard ...
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Storyline

Jim Henson hosts an anthology series. The typical format has the first part being the misadventures of Muppet TV as Kermit the Frog struggles to operate a Muppet TV super station with the usual level of help from his friends. The second part is the Storyteller as an old man and his sarcastic dog tell obscure fairy tales in the tradition of the great classics. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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14 April 1989 (USA)  »

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(13 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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In Feburary 2004, the rights to the Muppets were bought by The Walt Disney Company. This was the only series where the distribution rights were split between The Walt Disney Company and The Jim Henson Company. See more »

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Followed by The Muppets' Wizard of Oz (2005) See more »

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A Great Show
19 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I was only six or seven years old when this show was on, but I remember making sure I watched it. I still have some of the old episodes on videotape, and after rewatching them, I have realized that this would have been a classic TV show had it survived. The first half consisted of Muppet comedy sketches, and it usually had a guest star, like Ted Danson. Some sketches were one-shot deals (like a monster telethon), and some were series (like Bootsie, a spoof of the lives of Barbie and Ken-very funny sketch, I might add). The second half was usually devoted to the Storyteller, whose tales included Lighthouse Island and The Soldier and Death (You can still buy some of these stories on video). This was a very enjoyable show, and it's a shame that it didn't last very long.


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