The Jim Henson Hour (TV Series 1989– ) - Plot Summary Poster

(1989– )


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  • 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.

  • In this anthology show, roughly half of the thirteen episodes revolved around "Muppet Central", a television station run by the Muppets, while the other half were more eclectic pieces: The Storyteller who told his dogs stories based on traditional folktales; The Monster Maker, about a boy who wants to work in a creature effects shop; Living With Dinosaurs where a boy has a talking dinosaur doll; Lighthouse Island, the story of a young man and a mermaid; Song of the Cloud Forest where a tree frog attempts to stop his own extinction; Dog City the adventures of a canine gumshoe; and the Secrets of the Muppets wherein Jim Henson personally reveals all the secrets of Muppet design, construction, camera-tricks, and operation.

  • An anthology show featuring the work of the great puppeteer and his staff.


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