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Episode 101: Outer Space

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The Jim Henson Hour
Air Date April 14, 1989
Written by
Director Wayne Moss

Plot Outline

Picture Segment Description

Jim Henson Intro

Jim Henson announces that this show is out of this world. This weeks guest is Louie Anderson.


The first episode is themed around science fiction. Digit tells Kermit that he can pick up shows from other planets. Eventually, Digit breaks down, so Kermit, Lindbergh, and Waldo C. Graphic go inside Digit's brain to get him fixed.

Musical Number

"Neutron Dance" by The Extremes.


'My Dinner with Codzilla'. Louie Anderson and Codzilla have a dinner date.


Miss Galaxy Pageant hosted by Marty the Earthling.


War and Peace, part 1: War (next week: Peace)


Bootsie and Brad.


Waldo helps Kermit and Lindburgh try to fix Digit from inside his head.


The Adventures of Space Guy


"Chattanooga Choo-Choo" with the Muppets and the Teppums.

The Storyteller

"The Heartless Giant"
A young prince is tricked into helping a heartless giant escape from the king's dungeon. The evil giant unleashes terror across the land and those who go off to fight him never return. The young prince becomes the servant of the giant and tries to find where the giant's heart is hidden.

Jim Henson Outro

Jim talks about the guards in the Heartless Giant.


  • After Jim's intro, the monitor behind Digit is displaying the 1985 CGI film Chromosaurus, by Don Venhaus and Pacific Data Images, who worked on the CGI for The Jim Henson Hour.



Kermit the Frog, Digit, Lindbergh, Waldo C. Graphic, Bean Bunny, Gonzo, Vicki, Link Hogthrob, Codzilla, The Extremes, Timrek the Gorf, Oznog, Chickens, Bunnies, Lobsters, Whatnots, Foo Foo, Jo Beth Garfdoohoo, Zsa Zsa Porkmustard

Background Muppets

Aliens, Anthony, The Teppums, Koozebanian Phoob, Boo Monster, Pink Frackle, Shakey Sanchez, Jade Green Frackle, Gertha, Slithy Tove, Cinders

Muppet Performers

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