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.
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]