7 Reasons to Love Jim Henson

With the release of The Muppets movie, I’m misty-eyed over Jim Henson and all he brought us. Even now, you’ve probably got songs, scenes, and silly images running through your mind just at the mention of the Henson name.

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Creative legacy. A few things his work inspired…

1. Explore fearlessly.  Pigs in prime time. Pigs in love with frogs. 

2. Say ‘what if’ and see what happens. At the time The Dark Crystal was made, it was hailed as the only live action film in which a human actor makes no appearance. 

3. Go against the grain. He had a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics. 

4. Don’t be 100% serious. Swedish Chef. Bunsen and Beaker. Pigs in Space.

5. Don’t be 100% funny. “It’s Not Easy Being Green.” 

6. Let other shine. Here’s a list of all the amazing guest hosts. And yes, Alice Cooper is on that list. Seriously. 

7. Believe. Check out this quote from Henson…

[box color=red]”Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.”[/box]

What do you love about Jim Henson?


Author: Andrew Zahn

I'm a son, husband, dad, business owner, actor and good sleeper/eater. On this blog, I pave a highway for creative growth by providing food, water, and shelter for those wishing to live, work, and play with creative zest.

  • Nice post. Jim Henson was a visionary with a sense of humor and seemingly a really nice guy. I am glad his legacy lives on.

  • I love that he brought so much joy and creativity into a world that sometimes seems to lack just that. And that his work continues to be enjoyed by so many today is amazing, IMO. 🙂

  • Andrew Zahn

    Agreed Michelle!

  • Love it. My fav is Rizzo.

  • These are some great points. Enjoyed reading them.

  • Stephanie

    Lol…so Jamie said when he was little he thought his dad WAS Jim Henson! It was before he could read I guess and just heard the name 🙂

    • Andrew Zahn

      That’s so cute! His dad must’ve done some great character voices to garner that kind of praise.

      Happy New Year to the Hansen family!