- The Muppets. The Muppets are an ensemble cast of puppet characters known for their self-aware, burlesque, and meta-referential style of variety-sketch comedy. Created by Jim and Jane Henson in 1955, they are the namesake for the Disney media franchise that encompasses television, music, film, and other media associated with the characters.
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The Muppets are an American ensemble cast of puppet characters known for an absurdist, burlesque, and self-referential style of variety - sketch comedy. Created by Jim Henson in 1955, they are the focus of a media franchise, now owned by The Walt Disney Company, that encompasses television, film, music, and other media associated with the ...
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- Sesame Street
The term Muppet was invented by Jim Henson at the beginning of his career to describe his puppet act. It is sometimes claimed, and refuted, that Henson created the term as a combination of the words marionette and puppet. Henson used the Muppet name to define the characters in his productions, and to distinguish his act from those of other puppetee...
The earliest documented use of the word Muppet comes from the labeling used for studio soundtracks recorded for Circle 4 Ranch on November 10, 1954. The term appeared in print as early as the spring of 1955 in an advertisement for Afternoon with Inga. Henson's appearances on variety shows such as The Ed Sullivan Show were billed as "The Muppets" an...
During the development of Sesame Street, when it was decided that the show would add a fantasy element, Jim Henson's Muppets were singled out as the only puppet act that would be worth approaching. After Henson became involved, a cast of new Muppet characters were created for the show. They have become known as The Sesame Street Muppets or The Mupp...
Meet The Muppets Kermit the Frog Miss Piggy Fozzie Bear Gonzo the Great Animal Pepe the Prawn Kermit the Frog In addition to being the world’s most famous amphibian and an international film and television star, Kermit is Executive Producer of Up Late with Miss Piggy. Never Streaming on Disney+
Apr 22, 2020 · It's important to note that VERY early on, Henson first had another take on the origin of the term, telling the Washington Post in 1956, "A Muppet, according to Henson, is a cross between a hand puppet and a stick puppet. Henson thought up the term Muppet in order to 'have something distinctive.'"
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Jul 21, 2015 · The Muppets. TV Series 2015–2016 TV-PG 21 m IMDb RATING 7.4 /10 6.7K YOUR RATING Episode guide Cast & crew User reviews Trivia IMDbPro Play trailer 2:41 4 Videos 99+ Photos Comedy Family Jim Henson's lovable Muppets return to the small screen in this mockumentary-style series that follows their personal and professional lives. Creators Bob Kushell
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