Posts Tagged: Jim Henson

Dave Grohl vs. Animal

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In what is a hilariously good match-up on many levels, Consequence of Sound shared a video of Dave Grohl and Animal from The Muppets battling it out on the drums at the end of a recent episode. It’s pretty amazing. And, check out Pitchfork’s list of the other best musical moments on The Muppets through the […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Wanting To Dance

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It just felt so comfortable to slide back into singing, “She Loves You,” and know for that moment, everything was the same.

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The Muppets & ODB

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If you’re anywhere near Generation X, The Muppets constitute a heavy portion of your childhood’s reference points—possibly they even contributed heavily to your value system as you put in time watching Jim Henson’s puppets during those hours out of school. Or, maybe you just recognize them as that goofy retro children’s schtick that people get so nostalgic […]

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Art and Money and Muppets

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Because it taught children across the country, Henson became a household name, and through Sesame Street toys, Henson became a millionaire….However, licensing toys, to Henson, felt like selling out. The cage-match-to-the-death between art and business can be brutal, but Muppet-master Jim Henson seemed to broker a level of peace between the two. In a Longreads highlight, Elizabeth […]

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