Sunday, November 15, 2009
78. Boxed: THE MUPPETS
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Scooter, Fozzie Bear, Foo-foo...this group of puppet characters created by the late Jim Henson and his team from Sesame Street. They first appeared in the Muppet Show in 1976, with Kermit taking center stage. The immensely popular TV program featured guests like John Denver, Linda Ronstadt, Rita Moreno, Richard Pryor and Elton John, and gave the world unforgettable characters like the glamorous, self-centered porcine diva, Miss Piggy, the stuntman Gonzo and the stand-up comic Fozzie the Bear. A lunchbox was made of the motley group of puppets as well as spin-off shows, plush toys and comic books.