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Anybody remember this?

Muppet research

Scene from the Sesame Street Pitch Reel.

I remember watching some sort of documentary or special about sesame steet, or maybe just the Muppets, and in it was a very early footage- a black and white clip of Kermit in a meeting, at a board table. It was very Mad Men in style, very 1950's-60s, skinny suits and ties, and lots of cigaratte smoke. And there was scatty-jazzy music playing. I don't remember any other details than that. Seems to me maybe they were talking about developing a new shop or something in the skit, but thats just foggy recollection- I really can't remember. Ive googled and searched and can't find it, but Id really like to find this skit. Does it ring a bell with anyone? -- Wikijessica (talk) 05:24, March 21, 2012 (UTC)

Are you thinking about the pitch reel for the show (see pic)? — Julian (talk) 11:49, March 21, 2012 (UTC)
Nope, was definately black and white. Thanks you though! -- Wikijessica (talk) 14:45, March 22, 2012 (UTC)

Documentaries that cover Henson's Work?

Do we have any place in the wiki for documentaries where Henson's work has a significant mention, although it is not the overall subject of the documentary (but it is a part of it). I'm thinking for example of The Wonderful World Of Puppets (BBC, 3 January 2000), which actually covered British TV and film puppetry history from Muffin The Mule to Flat Eric. It had segments about The Muppet Show, Dark Crystal, and the work of The Creature Shop, and included some interviews as part of those segments. Just wondering if there is any place to mention it on the wiki? Emma 20:56, October 18, 2009 (UTC)

It looks like Documentaries would cover that, too. There are some US documentaries about puppet history in general (that include Henson's work or interviews) that are already here. -- Ken (talk) 04:34, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
See Stories of the American Puppet, which is comparable. As long as it is significant, and preferably with clips and relevant interviews, it's fine. Sound like the one you mention meets the criteria nicely. -- Andrew Leal (talk) 04:48, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Good, I've made a start on it, see The Wonderful World Of Puppets. I hope that's ok. Incidentally I have quite a lot of details about this documentary on my site about Louise - including a review of the said documentary (see: ) I'm not sure how much of the info there is strictly relevant (but you may find some of it of it helpful) - in my review where I've quoted specifically, as I have the documentary on video (I taped it when it was one), and I went through it carefully noting down the quotes exactly. So I might be able to check some of the other quotes if you really need them. Emma 12:19, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

Henson, Oz and Frith talk in March 1990

Does anyone know what this is from? -- Brad D. (talk) 05:11, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

Wow, that's a great find. If I were to guess by the dialogue and the date, it sounds like something they were preparing for the Disney deal. There are articles and documents about how that process had begun, and how Jim and the rest of the crew had been meeting with creative and executive types. But that's just my educated guess for the talk page. —Scott (talk) 16:50, 25 March 2007 (UTC)

Unknown Documentary

I recall seeing a documentary about Jim Henson that's not included here. It was broadcast on MSNBC in either 2000 or 2001, was hosted by Jane Pauley, and most of the clips shownw ere from The Today Show. I forget what the title was, though. Does anybody know its title? --Minor muppetz 21:53, 15 March 2007 (UTC)