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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

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jim Henson ...  Self / ... 12 episodes, 1989-1992
Dave Goelz ...  Digit / ... 10 episodes, 1989-1992
Steve Whitmire ...  Bean Bunny / ... 10 episodes, 1989-1992
Kevin Clash ...  Leon / ... 10 episodes, 1989-1992
Fran Brill ...  Vicki / ... 10 episodes, 1989-1992
Jerry Nelson ...  Beard / ... 9 episodes, 1989-1992
Dan Redican ...  Anthony / ... 9 episodes, 1989-1992
Gord Robertson ...  Lindbergh / ... 9 episodes, 1989-1990
Brian Henson ...  Storyteller's Dog / ... 8 episodes, 1989-1992
Rob Mills Rob Mills ...  Animal / ... 7 episodes, 1989-1990
Chris Langham ...  Additional Muppet Performer / ... 6 episodes, 1989
Sandra Shamas Sandra Shamas ...  Garbage / ... 6 episodes, 1989-1992
Camille Bonora Camille Bonora ...  Fern / ... 5 episodes, 1989-1992
David Greenaway David Greenaway ...  Badger / ... 5 episodes, 1989-1990
Erica Fairfield Erica Fairfield ...  Amanda / ... 4 episodes, 1989
Jennifer Lee Jennifer Lee ...  Bootsie / ... 4 episodes, 1989
Andrew Wilson Andrew Wilson ...  Brad / ... 4 episodes, 1989
Bob Stutt ...  Additional Muppet Performer / ... 3 episodes, 1989-1990
Richard Hunt ...  Statler / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Frank Oz ...  Fozzie Bear / ... 3 episodes, 1989
Robert Tygner Robert Tygner ...  Badger / ... 3 episodes, 1989
Mak Wilson ...  Badger / ... 3 episodes, 1989
Sue Dacre Sue Dacre ...  Dog / ... 2 episodes, 1989-1990
Rickey Boyd ...  Aart / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Michael Bayliss Michael Bayliss ...  Devil / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Marcus Clarke ...  Devil / ... 1 episode, 1989
Chris Makepeace ...  Zeb / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Frederick Warder ...  Giant / ... 2 episodes, 1989
Sharon Lee Williams Sharon Lee Williams ...  Extreme 2 episodes, 1989
Alison Doody ...  Sapsorrow 1 episode, 1989
Kieran O'Brien ...  Matt Banting 1 episode, 1989
Michael Maloney ...  Lee Marshall 1 episode, 1990
Miranda Richardson ...  Witch 1 episode, 1990
Harry Dean Stanton ...  Chancey Bellow 1 episode, 1989
James Wilby ...  Prince 1 episode, 1989
Jonathan Pryce ...  King 1 episode, 1990
Juliet Stevenson ...  Vicky Marshall 1 episode, 1990
George Costigan ...  Father 1 episode, 1989
Jennifer Saunders ...  Badsister 1 1 episode, 1989
Gregory Chisholm Gregory Chisholm ...  Dom Marshall 1 episode, 1990
Joely Richardson ...  Princess 1 episode, 1990
Amanda Dickinson Amanda Dickinson ...  Mother 1 episode, 1989
Dawn French ...  Badsister 2 1 episode, 1989
Robert Hines Robert Hines ...  Prince 1 episode, 1990
Geoffrey Bayldon ...  King 1 episode, 1989
Alison Steadman ...  Perriwinkle 1 episode, 1989
Richard Butler Richard Butler ...  Second King 1 episode, 1990
Grant Bardsley Grant Bardsley ...  Ben 1 episode, 1989
Tim Barker ...  Minister 1 episode, 1989
Alexander Crockatt Alexander Crockatt ...  Brother 1 1 episode, 1990
Bill Moody Bill Moody ...  Reg 1 episode, 1989
Robin Summers Robin Summers ...  Town Crier 1 episode, 1989
Charlie Condou ...  Brother 2 1 episode, 1990
Patrick Malahide ...  Uncle Adrian 1 episode, 1990
Matthew Scurfield ...  Vaughn 1 episode, 1989
Darren Bastable Darren Bastable ...  Victor 1 episode, 1990
Jeremy Stuart Jeremy Stuart ...  Brother 3 1 episode, 1990
Jonathan Coy ...  Teacher 1 episode, 1989
David Rudman ...  Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Gwyneth Strong ...  Teacher 1 episode, 1990
Michael Gambon ...  Ultragorgon 1 episode, 1989
Brian Meehl Brian Meehl ...  Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Myron McKay Myron McKay ...  Friend 1 episode, 1990
Lainie Cooke Lainie Cooke ...  Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Byron Spiers Byron Spiers ...  Case 1 episode, 1990
Carmen Cuesta Carmen Cuesta 1 episode, 1989
Pippa Ford-Jones Pippa Ford-Jones ...  Girl 1 episode, 1990
Rick Lyon Rick Lyon ...  Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Paul Hartis Paul Hartis ...  Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Linda Cash Linda Cash ...  Farmer's Wife 1 episode, 1989
Simon Adams Simon Adams ...  Prince #2 1 episode, 1989
Louie Anderson ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Dawn Archibald Dawn Archibald ...  Servant #2 1 episode, 1989
Alun Armstrong ...  Troll 1 episode, 1989
Bruce Armstrong Bruce Armstrong ...  Carl 1 episode, 1989
Tony Ashton Tony Ashton ...  Ultragorgon 1 episode, 1989
John Atkinson John Atkinson ...  Guard 1 episode, 1989
David Alan Barclay ...  Devil 1 episode, 1989
Angus Barnett ...  Servant #1 1 episode, 1989
Justine Bateman ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Sean Bean ...  Prince 1 episode, 1989
Ishia Bennison Ishia Bennison ...  Tzar's Wife 1 episode, 1989
Wayne Best 1 episode, 1989
Helen Burns ...  Clara Buford 1 episode, 1989
Martin Carroll ...  Ultragorgon 1 episode, 1989
Jan Chappell ...  Soldier's Wife 1 episode, 1989
Richard Coombs Richard Coombs ...  Devil 1 episode, 1989
Ted Danson ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Charles Dougherty ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Don Draper Don Draper ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Carolyn Dunn Carolyn Dunn ...  Rosalie 1 episode, 1989
John Dunsworth ...  Sam 1 episode, 1989
John Eccleston John Eccleston ...  Devil 1 episode, 1989
Geoff Felix Geoff Felix ...  Devil 1 episode, 1989
David Fleeshman ...  Innkeeper 1 episode, 1989
John Franklyn-Robbins ...  Tzar 1 episode, 1989
Alistair Fullarton Alistair Fullarton ...  Death / ... 1 episode, 1989
Craig Givens Craig Givens ...  Dancer 1 episode, 1989
Anita Griffin Anita Griffin ...  Dancer 1 episode, 1989
Robert Hamilton Robert Hamilton ...  Prisoner #2 1 episode, 1989
Matthew Hawkins Matthew Hawkins ...  Dancer 1 episode, 1989
Peter Hawkins ...  Devil 1 episode, 1989
Bob Hope ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Jane Horrocks ...  Anja 1 episode, 1989
Sam Howard Sam Howard ...  Prisoner #3 1 episode, 1989
Colin Hurley ...  Prisoner #1 1 episode, 1989
Tony Jackson Tony Jackson ...  Devil 1 episode, 1989
David Johansen ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Gemma Jones ...  Queen 1 episode, 1989
Michael Kilgarriff ...  Thought Lion 1 episode, 1989
Brian Knatchbull Brian Knatchbull ...  Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Gavin Knights Gavin Knights ...  Soldier's Son 1 episode, 1989
k.d. lang ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Trish Leeper Trish Leeper ...  Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Christopher Leith Christopher Leith ...  Ultragorgon 1 episode, 1989
Richard Lintern ...  Prince #1 1 episode, 1989
Peter Marinker ...  Devil 1 episode, 1989
Bobby McFerrin ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Dudley Moore ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Maggie Moore Maggie Moore ...  Fortune Teller 1 episode, 1989
The Nylons The Nylons ...  Themselves 1 episode, 1989
Jane Pauley ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Diana Payan Diana Payan ...  Passerby 1 episode, 1989
Bob Peck ...  Soldier 1 episode, 1989
Caroline Pope Caroline Pope ...  Dance 1 episode, 1989
Mike Quinn ...  Devil 1 episode, 1989
Marty Reno Marty Reno ...  Jake 1 episode, 1989
Barbara Rhodes Barbara Rhodes ...  Dancer 1 episode, 1989
Stuart Richman Stuart Richman ...  Fiddling Beggar 1 episode, 1989
Smokey Robinson ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Karl Rumburg Karl Rumburg ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Willard Scott ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Walter Sparrow ...  Card Trick Beggar 1 episode, 1989
Elliott Spiers ...  Leo 1 episode, 1989
Arthur Sweet Arthur Sweet ...  Dancer 1 episode, 1989
Edward Tudor-Pole ...  Page 1 episode, 1989
Karen Valleau Karen Valleau ...  Additional Muppet Performer 1 episode, 1989
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ...  Trollops 1 episode, 1989
Marc Weiner Marc Weiner ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
George Wendt ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Kate Williams Kate Williams ...  Chief Maid 1 episode, 1989
Kathleen Wirt Kathleen Wirt ...  Self 1 episode, 1989
Francis Wright ...  Devil 1 episode, 1989
Ron James Ron James 1 episode, 1990
Edward G. Christie Edward G. Christie ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
Jane Gootnick Jane Gootnick ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
Joanne Green Joanne Green ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
Rex Grignon ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
Cheryl Henson Cheryl Henson ...  Self 1 episode, 1992
John Hurt ...  Self 6 episodes, 1989-1992
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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. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

After the shows original run, many parts of this show were broadcast without the Jim Henson Hour opening and without Jim Hensons introductions and closings. All of the second half-hour portions were shown on their own, all hour-long specials (except for The Secrets of The Muppets) were shown without an opening or introductions and closings by Jim Henson, and the first half-hours were previously broadcast in Canada with an altered title (The Jim Henson Show). See more »

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sounds like Kermit
7 May 2019 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's an anthology series from Jim Henson, the legendary creator of The Muppets and so much more. It's an hour long show. Twelve episodes were produced and the show was cancelled before all of them aired. A few of the episodes are hour long stories. The best episode is undoubtedly Dog City. It's the best concept and actually got real laughs. I love when the dog say some dog commands by accident. It's a great episode and I wish the rest have the same level of conception. The other compelling episode is the behind-the-scenes show. It's fun to see. The rest are episodes divided into two sections.

The first sections are basically The Muppet Show crossed with SCTV. This is actually somewhat fun if Muppets are your thing. Kermit is operating from a TV control room with the creepy looking Digit. It's song and dance and all one expects from the Muppets. Quite frankly, it needs to embrace the SCTV side by creating TV shows with all The Muppets that we're familiar with. Chef would definitely be doing a cooking show. Sam Eagle would be doing politics. Gonzo could do the X-Files with Beaker. Miss Piggy would be the Kardashian. Jim really needs to hire brilliant writers more than puppetry artists. The second half is where I have all the issues. The show reruns The Storyteller, a British live action show from two years earlier by Henson. John Hurt is the storyteller who tells medieval tales. It's not The Muppets. The stories are stodgy and British. It's hard to sit through. Mostly, it's not fun. This show needs more Dog City and less Storyteller. One thing I will never forget. I didn't realize that Henson sounds like Kermit. I'm that dumb.


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14 April 1989 (USA) See more »

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