The Muppets on Puppets

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The Muppets on Puppets
Genre Family film
Created by Jim Henson
Written by Jerry Juhl
Directed by Tim Steele
Starring Jim Henson
Jerry Juhl
Frank Oz
Theme music composer Dennis Stoner
Country of origin United States
Producer(s) Tim Steele
Running time 57 min.
Original network NET (station WNET in New York City)
Original release January 5, 1970

The Muppets on Puppets is a 1970 TV special created by Jim Henson. The special was produced in June 1968 at public television station WITF-TV in Hershey, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television (now PBS). It aired on New York’s WNET on January 5, 1970 as part of the station's Adventure in the Arts anthology series. Henson and company made three additional specials in color as part of the series at WITF-TV. The special is included as a bonus feature on the DVD set The Muppet Show: Season Three. This release includes a few audio drop-outs due to the video source.


Jim Henson and Rowlf the Dog explain the arts of puppet building and puppeteering as well as describing the different type of puppets used in his performances.


Muppet performers[edit]

  • Jim Henson - Kermit the Frog, Rowlf the Dog, King Fred, King Goshposh, Rock and Roll Monster (Middle Head), Southern Colonel, Wontkins
  • Frank Oz - Beautiful Day Monster, Gretel the Cow, Little Girl Sue, Princess Gwendolynda, Right Hand of Southern Colonel, Rock and Roll Monster (Right Head), Splurge
  • Jerry Juhl - Charlie, Grump, Hansel, Henrietta, Rock and Roll Monster (Left Head), Scritch the Witch, Taminella Grinderfall


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