A Tribute To The Master
You entertained us with your creations. They were lifelike, interesting, and unique.
You made us laugh, cry, and cheer for things that we never thought we could feel any sort of emotion for.
You revolutionized the art of puppetry, filmmaking, and children’s education.
Sam And Friends.
The Dark Crystal.
The Muppet Show.
The Jim Henson Hour.
The Creature Shop.
The Jimmy Dean Show.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie.
The Ed Sullivan Show.
Tales From Muppetland.
The Muppet Movie.
The Great Muppet Caper.
The Muppets Take Manhattan.
Saturday Night Live.
Emmett Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas.
The Muppets Valentine Show.
The Muppet Show: S*x And Violence
Christmas Eve On Sesame Street.
Sesame Street Presents: Follow That Bird
Big Bird In China
Little Muppet Monsters
The Tale Of The Bunny Picnic.
The Muppet: A Celebration of 30 Years.
The Christmas Toy
A Muppet Family Christmas
Sesame Street: 20 And Still Counting
The Muppets At Walt Disney World
The Star Wars franchise, specifically, The Emperor Strikes Back.
The Jim Henson Foundation.
Little Mermaid’s Island.
The Natural History Project.
The Jim Henson Company.
You either created, affected, or worked on all of these projects, and potential ones that I have forgotten. You put your all into every single thing you ever did, whether it was a great success or a minor disappointment. You made us believe, even to this day, that those Muppets and puppets, creatures and features, are living beings. Creative genius, gentle soul, wonderful person. All of these terms and more can describe you. Your actions changed the world. We will miss you. We have been missing you. We will forever miss you.
Wherever you are, I hope that you are doing what you do best: Create.
Farewell, Jim Henson. I have nothing but the utmost respect for you.
R.I.P. Jim Henson: (1936-1990)
“The lovers, the dreamers, and me…” Kermit The Frog.