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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 ...
 Minister 1 episode, 1989
Alexander Crockatt ...
 Brother 1 1 episode, 1990
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 Teacher 1 episode, 1990
Bill Moody ...
Robin Summers ...
 Town Crier 1 episode, 1989
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 Brother 2 1 episode, 1990
Myron McKay ...
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Byron Spiers ...
Jeremy Stuart ...
 Brother 3 1 episode, 1990
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 Teacher 1 episode, 1989
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 Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Pippa Ford-Jones ...
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 Ultragorgon 1 episode, 1989
Brian Muehl ...
 Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Lainie Cooke ...
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Carmen Cuesta
Rick Lyon ...
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Paul Hartis ...
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Linda Cash ...
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Simon Adams ...
 Prince #2 1 episode, 1989
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 Himself 1 episode, 1989
Dawn Archibald ...
 Servant #2 1 episode, 1989
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Bruce Armstrong ...
Tony Ashton ...
 Ultragorgon 1 episode, 1989
John Atkinson ...
David Alan Barclay ...
Angus Barnett ...
 Servant #1 1 episode, 1989
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 Herself 1 episode, 1989
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Ishia Bennison ...
 Tzar's Wife 1 episode, 1989
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 Clara Buford 1 episode, 1989
Martin Carroll ...
 Ultragorgon 1 episode, 1989
Jan Chappell ...
 Soldier's Wife 1 episode, 1989
Richard Coombs ...
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 Himself 1 episode, 1989
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 Himself 1 episode, 1989
Don Draper ...
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Carolyn Dunn ...
 Rosalie 1 episode, 1989
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John Eccleston ...
Geoff Felix ...
David Fleeshman ...
 Innkeeper 1 episode, 1989
John Franklyn-Robbins ...
Alistair Fullarton ...
 Death / ... 1 episode, 1989
Craig Givens ...
Anita Griffin ...
Robert Hamilton ...
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Matthew Hawkins ...
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 Himself 1 episode, 1989
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Sam Howard ...
 Prisoner #3 1 episode, 1989
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 Prisoner #1 1 episode, 1989
Tony Jackson ...
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 Thought Lion 1 episode, 1989
Brian Knatchbull ...
 Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Gavin Knights ...
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 Herself 1 episode, 1989
Trish Leeper ...
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Christopher Leith ...
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Bobby McFerrin ...
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Arthur Sweet ...
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Karen Valleau ...
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Sandra Voe ...
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Marc Weiner ...
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Kate Williams ...
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Kathleen Wirt ...
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Ron James
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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: First Look Presentation (2015) See more »

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So I'm not the Only One who Was Watching?
14 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

It does my heart good to see that other people remember this series. I remember watching it on NBC and thinking it was the dawn of a new era of Muppet creativity on broadcast television. Then it was canceled. Then Jim Henson died, and a substantial part of my childhood went with him. Actually, I think the show was probably a summer replacement. But still, I was disappointed to see it go. "The Storyteller" segments came back, and are now available on DVD. I'd like to see the segments with Kermit again, and the new characters that didn't last.


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