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PERFORMER Joe Campbell voice
  Jim Henson puppetry
DEBUT 1954
DESIGN Joe Campbell designer
  Jim Henson builder

Longhorn and Shorthorn were two cowboy characters created for Circle 4 Ranch. Created and voiced by the shows host, Joe Campbell, they were built and performed by Jim Henson. Upon the completion of the puppets, Campbell paid a dollar for 51% ownership of Longhorn and Shorthorn.[1]


  1. Jim Henson: The Biography, page 41.

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