Connecticut is the 5th state of the United States of America.
- Jim Henson resided in Greenwich, Connecticut for a time and shot certain of his experimental short films there, including Time Piece and Run, Run.
- Don Sahlin was born in Stratford, Connecticut.
- Jon Stone was born in New Haven, Connecticut.
- The University of Connecticut provides the only Puppet Arts Training Program in the United States. Pam Arciero, Jan Rosenthal, Tim Lagasse, Mark Gale, Frankie Cordero, Lara MacLean, Heather Asch and Jennifer Barnhart all received degrees in puppetry from the institution. The school also awarded the Jim Henson Memorial Prize in Puppetry to students, for several years.
- Christopher Dodd, Senator from Connecticut, filmed a PSA with Elmo and Rosita as part of the Healthy Habits for Life campaign.
- Big Bird goes fishing in Bridgeport, Connecticut in a segment of Wish You Were Here on Sesame Street. (EKA: Episode 3492)
- Baby Animal visits a Connecticut harbor in the Muppet Babies coloring book Muppet Babies Visit the Fifty States.
- Jim Henson's Emmet Otter premiered at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut in 2008.
- The Jim Henson Memorial Prize in Puppetry is an annual award given by the University of Connecticut for excellence in the field of puppeteering.
- The UBS Parade Spectacular is held yearly in Stamford, Connecticut.
- ↑ Wald, Matthew. The New York Times. December 7, 1980.