In this bit, he is called Harry, perhaps in homage to the original script, and despite the need for a violinist, is a drummer. His exuberant playing anticipates Animal from The Muppet Show and is a neat contrast to the refined world of classical music. Using opposites is an easy way to make a joke, and it always seems to work for The Muppets. In the end, despite the best efforts of the leader, the group is won over to the groovy side and they happily make music together.
Jim was always on the look out for talent, whether for performers or for his workshop. He took time to learn about people personally rather than depending on the judgment of others. Taking advantage of a rare extended stay in New York in January , Jim met with two people that would prove to be major additions to his team. Steve Whitmire, performer of Kermit the Frog and Ernie for the past twenty years along with his own characters like Rizzo the Rat, was a young puppeteer from Atlanta working at The World of Sid and Marty Krofft, a local theme park.
Steve, then a very green 18 year old, flew to NY and spent a good part of the week talking and trying out puppets.
He performed a huge range of characters that first year, mostly in the background, and Jim was really pleased with his progress. If you get a character that you can actually believe is a living, thinking, reacting creature, once you can work at that sort of level of believability, then it can grow from there. The core creative team was coming together in New York where designer Brian Froud would arrive for meetings starting on January 16th. The previous December, Jim had received an intriguing gift from his colleague Michael Frith: an exquisite Japanese-style marionette made by a young artist recently moved to New York, Wendy Midener.
They talked about the project, and she was invited back for the first development meetings with Brian. Today, the Frouds live in Devon, England in a 15th century house where they continue to make art. A Muppet Show recording session with l. Wendy Midener working on a Gelfling, c. The Christmas-dated issue was to feature Jim surrounded by Muppets as a newsstand draw and would have been the first Time cover for the Muppets since when Big Bird was featured.
Jim Henson's Red Book.
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Skip to content. Historical information provided by The Jim Henson Company Archivist: On hiatus from The Jimmy Dean Show and shortly after screening Time Piece for the first time, Jim decided to document what he had done thus far, starting a regular record of his life and work moving forward.
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