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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Trivia

This special both honored Jim Henson and marked the first appearance of any of his characters after his death. Steve Whitmire took over the role of Kermit the Frog and has performed him ever since. See more »

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Features The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 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 Continue To Pwn The Internet
7 April 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I discovered this a long time ago by accident, but failed to share it with the world! How was I supposed to do that in '94? Anyway, I had Sesame Street on in the background with the volume down and "It was a good day" playing in my room. It synced so perfectly.Maybe it's time I post some of my homemade http://www.sitedejeuxenligne.com .I remember seeing this special when i was 5, the year it aired. I couldn't quite understand what was going on or who Jim Henson was, at that age i still thought Kermit was real living breathing creature! That is the magic Jim Henson could weave with the help of every single member of his production team.Seeing this again, nearly 20 years later and i still remember every word, every single word said about him.As the special progresses you can not only hear but you can feel the emotion from every performer, the love they all had for Jim and how much its breaking they're hearts every second while they made the special.


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