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31,000 Pages: Muppet Wiki has just reached 31,000 articles! December 5 also marks the eleven year anniversary of Muppet Wiki's launch. Click here to see some fun statistics on how much we've accomplished so far!

The Word on the Street: A new hour-long Christmas special, Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas premiered on HBO on November 25th. The special featured guest stars Zosia Mamet, Audra McDonald and Jim Gaffigan as Santa Claus. Sesame Street’s 47th season will also begin airing on the channel in January.

Muppet Headlines: Fozzie, Kermit and the Muppet gang recently opened this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Miss Piggy also dueted with Tony Bennett, singing "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town." The Muppets also have an expanded presence in Walt Disney World, with the new PizzeRizzo restaurant, and the live show The Muppets Present… Great Moments in American History.

Fraggles Return to HBO: Nearly three decades after Fraggle Rock’s original run on HBO, the Jim Henson Company announced that remastered episodes of the series will air on HBO's broadcast channels and streaming services.

Other recent developments: Muppet Babies reboot | WE Day | Disney Emoji Blitz | The Best of Jim Henson's Fraggle Rock | Dark Crystal and Labyrinth Funko figures

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Sesame Street Mannequin Challenge

Sesame Street takes on the Mannequin Challenge.

Jim Henson
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Jim Henson began working with puppets as a college student, creating the show Sam and Friends in 1955 for a local Washington, D.C. television station. The energetic Muppets soon became a popular fixture, and led to appearances on national variety shows. Henson's commercials for a local coffee company, Wilkins Coffee, were so popular that he was hired to create similar commercials around the country. In the early 1960s, Henson moved to New York City to work on a variety of projects, including a regular guest spot on The Jimmy Dean Show for the first Muppet star, Rowlf the Dog.

In 1969, Henson was invited to participate in a ground-breaking educational show for television, Sesame Street. Initially, the Muppets were meant to be just one element among many on the show -- but the popularity of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Grover, Ernie and Bert soon made the Muppets the core of the show. Over the years, the Muppet cast has grown to include Mr. Snuffleupagus, Count von Count, Telly Monster, Rosita, Baby Bear, Zoe, and of course, the international superstar Elmo, who starred in his own segment, Elmo's World. Sesame Street is now in its 46th season, and the show's newest stars are Murray Monster and fairy-in-training Abby Cadabby.

In 1976, Henson created his signature project -- The Muppet Show, a weekly prime-time variety show filled with songs, sketches and talented guest stars. Kermit the Frog is the charming and mostly unflappable host, presiding over a motley crew of performers, including diva Miss Piggy, hopeful comedian Fozzie Bear, daredevil performance artist Gonzo, young eager gofer Scooter, and the house band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The Muppet Show was a huge international success, making unlikely stars out of the Swedish Chef, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker, Sam the Eagle, and the two old cranks in the balcony, Statler and Waldorf.

The Muppet Show cast has continued to entertain audiences for over 30 years, spinning off into a popular series of movies, including The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Muppet Treasure Island.

In the 1980s, Henson created new worlds -- the magical underground civilization of Fraggle Rock, the imagination-filled nursery of Muppet Babies, and the fantasy worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Henson's work has continued to live on beyond his death in 1990, and new productions featuring his creations are always in progress.

This wiki is dedicated to documenting, exploring and enjoying the enormous body of work that Jim Henson has created and inspired.

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Jim Henson - Mini Biography



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