Remembering The Genius That Was Jim Henson

22 years ago, the world lost a genius. Jim Henson left this realm on May 16, 1990.

I was a big fan of his work, from The Muppet Show and Sesame Street to Labryinth and The Dark Crystal. My brothers LOVED The Dark Crystal so much, our first dog was named Fizzgig!

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Recently I watched Being Elmo on Netflix, which is all about the amazing Kevin Clash. If you’re a fan of the Muppets in general and the genius that went into creating them, it’s a MUST see.

It’s amazing that something Jim Henson dreamed up in the Fifties remains with us today, in movies and on television, entertaining and educating children around the world. What a beautiful thing. Thank you, Jim Henson, for changing the world in such a magical and meaningful way. Your legacy will live forever.

 

Which was your favorite of Jim Henson’s creations? Were you a Sesame Street fan? The original Muppet Show? Were you into Fraggle Rock, or Dinosaurs? Were you as obsessed with David Bowie in Labryinth as I was? Tell me!

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  1. So, when I was younger we would watch The Muppet Show. I loved that show. I try to share old episodes with my children. I keep seeing that documentary “Being Elmo” on Netflix, but haven’t watched. I think I shall.

  2. Sesame Street and The Muppet Show are the bomb! I even went with the nieces to see the recent movie and they were so intrigued. I AM SO NOT INTO Elmo! can’t stand him.

    Kermit, Miss Piggy, Big Bird, the old men on The Muppet Show are my faves.

    Good to remember the man who made it all possible.

    Thanks for this bright pop culture post.

  3. I don’t think anyone really loses their love for Sesame Street. I still love to find the Fraggle Rock opening theme on YT and walk down memory lane.

  4. Everything Jim HEnson was truly awesome, but i must say it would be David Bowie inLabrynth..the mystic made NOwie a first crush. And all those characters were brought to life by henson and of course as a mom i passed all those movies and shows on to the kiddos, especially fraggle rock and even sid the science kid…

  5. So Glad to have located your blog to read this. I LOVED and still love all that Jim Henson did and what has continued after his passing. The Elmo documentary had me smiling so hard and tearing up at the tenderness and joy of Kevin’s talent. We all need to keep the child inside us alive as it is an essential part of our unique beauty as human beings. Thank you AfroBella for posting this. Looking forward to following your blog!

  6. Just wanted to say, I watched the documentary and me and my children enjoyed it.

  7. Hands down, Fraggle Rock was the best, my sister and I always watched that show. Jim Henson’s work will forever be that childhood memory that takes me to a happy place.

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