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The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson (1990)

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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The Great Gonzo / Zoot the Sax Player / Dr. Bunsen Honeydew / Beauregarde / Boober Fraggle (voice)
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Ma Bear / Robin the Frog / Camila / Lew Zealand / Floyd / Crazy Harry / Lewis Kazagger / Penguin / The Count / Herry Monster / Frazzle (voice)
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Scooter / Statler / Sweetums / Janice / Beaker (voice)
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Kermit the Frog / Rizzo the Rat / Bean Bunny / Wembley Fraggle / Whoopie Cushions (voice)
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Clifford / Elmo / Hoots the Owl (voice)
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Joy Buzzer Cushions / Mokey Fraggle (voice)
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Big Bird / Oscar the Grouch (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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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 Sam and Friends (1955) 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 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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