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==Monster Maker==
 
==Monster Maker==
Teenage Matt wants to work with a famous but eccentric creature/fx (special effects) man, but he gets more than he bargained for when one of the creatures, the giant, dragon-like [[Ultragorgon]], takes Matt under his wing. Matt is forced to confront his inner monsters while working out his issues with his father.
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Teenage Matt Banting wants to work with a famous but eccentric creature/fx (special effects) man named Chancey Bellows, but he gets more than he bargained for when one of the creatures, the giant dragon-like [[Ultragorgon]], takes Matt under his wing. Matt is forced to confront his inner monsters while working out his issues with his father.
   
 
[[Brian Henson]] makes a cameo performing the slerks.
 
[[Brian Henson]] makes a cameo performing the slerks.
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==Closing==
 
==Closing==
Jim Henson mentions that although the creatures look real, they are not actually alive. Jim states that when the viewers sees the credits, it will state that it took eight puppeteers to operate the Ultragorgon as Jim also states that his son Brian operated the Ultragorgon's head in the Ultragorgon's neck compartment. He also brings out [[Kermit the Frog]] who comments that he liked the special.
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Jim Henson mentions that although the creatures look real, they are not actually alive. Jim states that when the viewers see the credits, it will state that it took eight puppeteers to operate the Ultragorgon as Jim also states that his son Brian operated the Ultragorgon's head in the Ultragorgon's neck compartment. He also brings out [[Kermit the Frog]] who comments that he liked the special.
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
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* [[Amanda Dickinson]] as Mother
 
* [[Amanda Dickinson]] as Mother
 
* [[George Costigan]] as Father
 
* [[George Costigan]] as Father
* [[Harry Dean Stanton]] as Chancey Bellow
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* [[Harry Dean Stanton]] as [[Chancey Bellow]]
* [[Kieran O'Brien]] as Matt Banting
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* [[Kieran O'Brien]] as [[Matt Banting]]
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Ultragorgon operated by [[Martin Anthony]], [[Tony Ashton]], [[Michael Bayliss]], [[Marcus Clarke]], [[Sue Dacre]], [[David Greenaway]], [[Brian Henson]], and [[Christopher Leith]]
 
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Revision as of 18:57, July 18, 2011

The Jim Henson Hour
Air Date July 9, 1989
Written by
Director Giles Foster
Title.monstermaker
Gorgon
Henson stanton
Jim Henson with Harry Dean Stanton

Introduction

Jim Henson talks about the Creature Shop, showing one of The Devils as an example of what the Creature Shop can make. A puppet later used as The Predator on Dinosaurs can also be seen. He then introduces the Monster Maker.

Monster Maker

Teenage Matt Banting wants to work with a famous but eccentric creature/fx (special effects) man named Chancey Bellows, but he gets more than he bargained for when one of the creatures, the giant dragon-like Ultragorgon, takes Matt under his wing. Matt is forced to confront his inner monsters while working out his issues with his father.

Brian Henson makes a cameo performing the slerks.

Based on the novel by Nicholas Fisk.

Closing

Jim Henson mentions that although the creatures look real, they are not actually alive. Jim states that when the viewers see the credits, it will state that it took eight puppeteers to operate the Ultragorgon as Jim also states that his son Brian operated the Ultragorgon's head in the Ultragorgon's neck compartment. He also brings out Kermit the Frog who comments that he liked the special.

Notes

  • This episode was later re-aired as a stand-alone special without the framing introduction and closing, or The Jim Henson Hour title/logos.

Credits

Ultragorgon operated by Martin Anthony, Tony Ashton, Michael Bayliss, Marcus Clarke, Sue Dacre, David Greenaway, Brian Henson, and Christopher Leith

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