Mike Smollin depicts Ernie and Bert as Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, or vice versa

Buckskin Babies Tom Huck Polly

"Buckskin Babies"

Mark Twain was the pen name of writer Samuel Langhorne Clemens (1835-1910), one of the foremost American novelists and humorists. Twain's best known works, primarily set in the pre-Civil War South, include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Life on the Mississippi, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Pudd'nhead Wilson, and The Prince and the Pauper, among others.


  • The Muppet Babies book Good Knight, Sir Kermit involves Baby Kermit meeting a look-alike knight, and trading places. The basic premise was borrowed from Twain's The Prince and the Pauper.
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