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Episode 109: Garbage

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The Jim Henson Hour
Air Date July 30, 1989
Written by
Director Peter Harris


Plot Outline

Cold Opening

Kermit asks Digit to hit the button to start the opening, but Digit mistakenly hits the button that dumps garbage into the studio. The garbage comes to life.

Jim Henson's Intro

Jim Henson sees the lion eating chips, and tells him that he'll spoil his appetite. In the controll room, Kermit tells Jim that the place is covered in garbage. The garbage, however, prefers to be called "previously essential material".


The Muppet studio is overwhelmed with animated garbage bags and Kermit can't find a way to get rid of them.


The StoryTeller

  • Episode 108: Sapsorrow: A princess flees when she's forced to marry her father. She poses as a ragged servant in another kingdom -- and then falls in love with a haughty prince.

Jim Henson's Closing

Jim demonstrates performing a Garbage puppet, and says that it was made from a real trash bag.


  • This was the final episode to air on NBC.



Kermit the Frog, Garbage, Bean Bunny, Digit, Gonzo, Leon, Waldo C. Graphic, Clifford, Link Hogthrob, Gramps, The Rats, Rowlf the Dog, Beard, Flash


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