History of The Muppets

History of The Muppets

Muppets
The Muppets are a band of puppet characters known for their meta-referential style of variety-sketch comedy. They were created by Jim Henson and his wife Jane Henson in 1955, and have a Disney media franchise that includes feature films, television series, music recordings, theme park attractions, merchandising, and other media works associated with them. It was in 1955 that a University of Maryland student Jim Henson created a group of puppets for a children's show to air on his local TV named "Sam and Friends." The cast of puppets was called muppets because they combined the techniques of puppets and marionettes, the earliest prototype being Kermit the Frog. The show went on for six years and made Henson a minor celebrity. When the show ended, Henson moved on to making…
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