We remember…

We remember…

We Remember Jim Henson
September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990
On this day in 1990 I was saddened by the news of Jim Henson’s passing. Here are some videos of Henson’s work…
Time Piece: An award winning experimental film. It is more geared towards a adult audience, but itit demonstrates Henson’s abstract humouristic thinking, presented in it’s simplistic form.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXUojvjA5Qo&search=jim%20Henson
Jim Henson’s Induction into the Television Hall of Fame: Everyone was there except Jim? 🙂http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3R12M1rF5Q&search=jim%20Henson
Jim on Carson: Jim and Dave perform Limbo, the organized Mind on Johnny Carson- It soundsto me like Johnny Carson introduces him as Jim Jenson??? Johnny Fartson gets it right when they go to commercial though.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep0h7R8JnjM&search=jim%20Henson
Kermit on Carson: 1974 Appearance, Kermit sings “Bein’ Green” he forgets his lines but everyone loves it anyway!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXeJTtgaGoo&search=jim%20Henson
Wilkin’s Coffee: Commercials at their best!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6PCAnrt2C4&search=jim%20Henson
Bert and Ernie Skits!
Manah Manah: It is hard to believe that Frank did the two pink chreatures as Jim “ran” aroundhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wMHcpMmV9g&search=sesame%20street
Rhyming Words! Jim Henson was probably the first rapper.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STpvv3ZgCCU&search=sesame%20street
Guy Smiley! First host with ADHD! Whew, Jim has energy!I always thought Guy looked likeBob Barker in his younger years.
Rubber Duckie! Classic Ernie.
Do Dee Duckie- Rubber Duckie Remix 🙂
Swedish Chef: Some of the muppet writers would come down from their offices to watchthe Swedish Chef- the audience laughing was dubbed in over the skits in Post Production. During the Swedish Chef they would sometimes leave the writers laughing in!
Kermit- “Bein’ Green” on Muppet Show: Thee best performance!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlncXEWku1s&search=jim%20Henson
King of Eight: One of Jim Henson’s first animations. I remember trying to build the King of Eight as a Christmasdecoration, I was sad when I got it home and it was crushed.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYR6wKOaUh4&search=jim%20Henson
Just One Person: The Muppet Performers salute Jim and make us (the audience) realize that though Jim is gone his Muppets will live on, some of the performers actually broke down during the performance but continued on.The children’s drawings Robin looks at are real too.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLnyK7DG0CA&search=jim%20Henson
Jim Henson’s death on ET!: A tribute to Henson on the day after his passing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jes0yMJcpQ&search=jim%20Henson
The Rainbow Connection
Hope you all enjoyed my little tribute.
“When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.” Jim Henson

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  • Wojtaljr May 16, 2006 at 11:58 pm

    very nice tribute, well done thanks for finding all those clips

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