Muppet Central is the control room, and the hub of the action, in the MuppeTelevision segments of The Jim Henson Hour. From here, Kermit and the gang oversee the goings-on of MuppeTelevision with the help of a seemingly infinite amount of video feeds.
The set was computer generated for the pilot by New York-based animation company Charlex . Producers for Charlex were Charlie Levi and Alex Weil, and their primary compositing system at the time was the Abekas A-62.
Images from previous Muppet productions, along with footage shot specifically for The Jim Henson Hour, appear on the monitors. Occasionally this is episode-specific - the monitors in Secrets of the Muppets show footage from the earlier making-of documentary, Of Muppets and Men. Footage from The Muppet Show, Sam & Friends, the Play-a-Long videos and Fraggle Rock also appears.
In the pilot episode, the show's characters like Digit, Vicki, Bean Bunny and Camilla can be seen in the set's background, giving it a sense of space. This was dropped after the shooting of this first episode.
- Kermit the Frog: Host
- Digit: Technician
- Lindberg: Maintenance
- Vicki: Assistant to Kermit
- Waldo C. Graphic: Demographics expert