While The Muppets prepare a tribute to the late Jim Henson, they learn about the life and career of the renowned puppeteer/film maker.

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Himself / Kermit the Frog / Rowlf / Dr. Teeth / Swedish Chef / Waldorf / Ernie / Guy Smiley / Link Hogthrob / Jim Henson Muppet / Mahna Mahna / Convincing John / Bugsy Them / Cantus / Muppet Newsman / Sam (voice) (archive footage)
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Himself / Miss Piggy / Fozzie Bear / Animal / Bert / Grover / Cookie Monster (voice)
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Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Bean Bunny / Wembley Fraggle / Whoopie Cushions (voice)
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Joy Buzzer Cushions / Mokey Fraggle (voice)
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Jim Henson's classic Muppets put on a tribute to their creator, but also ponder the question: Who was he? To help them figure that out are some of Jim's human friends, as well as some rare clips from the Henson legacy. Written by The Muppet Avenger

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21 November 1990 (USA)  »

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The Muppets sing "Just One Person" in honor of their creator. "Just One Person" was a song that had been performed in many Muppet productions. The lyrics talk about how if only one person is there for you and believes in you, pretty soon other people will start to do the same. And before you know it, you'll believe in yourself, too. See more »

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Features The Great Muppet Caper (1981) See more »

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Just One Person
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Written by Larry Grossman and Hal Hackady
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The Muppets say goodbye to the man that gave them life
17 October 2000 | by (Lotterville, MI) – See all my reviews

This special, filmed and aired the same year of muppet creator Jim Henson's passing, was both sad and uplifting. It was sad watching the characters, and obviously the muppeteers behind them, mourning the loss of Jim. On the other hand, it was nice to know that the muppets would live on. Many people didn't know that Kermit the Frog would continue after Henson, and it isn't until the end that he shows up. Another reassuring sign that the spirit of the Muppets will live on, even if some of them sound a little different.


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