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Muppets Fun Facts

MUPPET FUN FACTS KERMIT MISS PIGGY FOZZIE BEAR GONZO ROWLF ANIMAL 1955 1976 1975 1970 1962 1975 HERB ALPERT SPECIAL PURINA DOG CHOW COMMERCIALS SAM & FRIENDS THE MUPPET SHOW THE GREAT SANTA CLAUS CAPER THE MUPPET SHOW INS Lars “Kuprik" Bäckman, an actual chef from Sweden, claims he was the inspiration for the Swedish Chef. The Wald New Yak Statler and Waldorf are named after two famous New York City hotels. *The Statler is now the Hotel Pennsylvania. Rizzo the Rat is named after Ratso Rizzo, Dustin Hoffman's character in 'Midnight Cowboy.' “MUPPET" = MARIONETTE + PUPPET Jim Henson coined the term “Muppet" in 1956 The first version of Kermit the Frog was made from an old nubby turquoise-green coat Jim Henson's mother had thrown away; ping pong balls were used as eyes. "When I started doing this little local television show, Kermit was more a Lizard-like character. We frogafied him ouer a couple of teleuision specials we did years ago, before Sesame Street." - Henson Archiuist Karen Falk "Kermit the Frog" The early Kermit would occasionally wear a wig to assume a feminine alter ego, Kermina. Portugal: Cocas, o Sapo Brazil: Caco, o Sapo Kermit gained his collar in June 1962. Latin America: La Rana René Spain: Gustavo The Middle East: Kamel Hungary: Breki Turkey: Kurbağacık At one point in 1970, Kermit the Frog was going to be dropped from Sesame Street, due to criticism that the character was too commercial: "He is being phased out of the show. He will be replaced by such Muppets as Herbert Birdsfoot and Sherlock Hemlock" (Time, Nouember 23, 1970) I----- NOTABLE MUPPET SHOW GUESTS Rudolf Nureyev, Linda Ronstadt, Harry Belafonte, Rita Moreno, Mia Farrow, Florence Henderson, Harvey Korman, Lena Horne, Peter Ustinov, Candace Bergen, Vincent Price, Don Knotts, Ethel Merman, Steve Martin, Dom DeLuise, Lou Rawls, Peter Sellers, Alice Cooper, Loretta Lynn, Danny Kaye, Racquel We lch, John Denver, Dudley Moore, Christopher Reeve, Johnny Cash. Ahe The first creature workshop in New York City had a roadway of Slinky toys and hollow plastic balls for the office pets, seven mice. MUPPET TIMEINE 오오 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 WOCKA WOCKA!WOCKA WOCKA! WOCKA WOCKA!WOCKA WOCKA!WOCKA WOCKAI WOCKA WUC МОСКАWОСКА WOCKAIWOCKКА WOCKAIWOCКА WOCKAIWOCКА И VAIWOCKA WOCKA OCKA!WOCKA WOCKA!WOCKA WOCKA! WOCKA WOCH BLOCKBUSTER AROUND THE WORLD Sam and dppears on WRC-TV 1954 Friends 1955 Pierre the Ra t Show hosted by Steve Allen 1956 Ed Sullivan Show 1966 Sesame Street 1969 Saturday Night Live 1975 The Muppet Show 1976-1980 The Muppet Movie 1979 The Great Muppet Caper 1981 Fraggle Rock The Kock 1983-87 Wəyel sladdainW et Babies 1984-19911 an 1984 The Muppets Christmas Carol 1992 Muppet Treasure Island 1996 Muppets from Space 1999 Kermit receives star on It's a very Merry Christmas Movie 200 The Muppets' Wizard of Oz 2005 Ten characters from "Sam and Friends" are donated to the Smithsonian The Muppets 2011

Muppets Fun Facts

shared by kcatoto on Mar 22
The Muppet Show is now part of the Walt Disney Company and with a new feature film out in the theaters, here's an infographic about some Muppet fun facts.


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