Sunday, October 16, 2005


We tip our hat to Jerry Juhl, who used to give voice to the Muppets but then found his calling in giving those Muppets something to say.

I can still remember searching out his name at the end of one of my first exposures to 'The Muppet Show', stoned-# er, "dazed and confused" - yeah, that's the ticket! - in my dorm room at UConn, and seeking out his name in the end credits; marvelling: "Who wrote this funny shit?"

That sense of anarchy at play for the Muppets may be copied, but it will never be equalled.

Muppets From Space (1999) (written by)
Muppet Treasure Island (1996) (screenplay)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) (screenplay)
The Muppets at Walt Disney World (1990) (TV)
"The Jim Henson Hour" (1989) TV Series (writer)
A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) (TV)
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (1986) (TV)
Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook (1985) (V)
Muppet Video: Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff (1985) (V)
"Fraggle Rock" (1983) TV Series (writer)
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
The Muppet Movie (1979) (written by)
The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979) (TV)
"The Muppet Show" (1976) TV Series (head writer) (1977-1981) (writer) (1976)
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977) (TV)
The Muppets Valentine Show (1974) (TV)
The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (1972)
The Great Santa Claus Switch (1970) (TV)
"Sesame Street" (1969) TV Series (writer) (1969-)
The Cube (1969) (TV)
"The Jim Henson Hour" (1989) TV Series (co-producer)
Living with Dinosaurs (1989) (TV) (co-producer)
Tales from Muppetland: The Frog Prince (1972) (voice) .... Taminella
"Sam and Friends" (1955) Series
The World of Jim Henson (1994) (TV) (also archive footage) .... Himself
Henson's Place (1984) (TV) (also archive footage) .... Himself
Of Muppets and Men: The Making of 'The Muppet Show' (1981) (TV) .... Himself


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