Show #162 – May 16, 2010

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It was 20 years ago today. Jim Henson sadly left us at age 53, and the world hasn’t been the same since. This week we remember the joy, the wonder, and the magic he created which has left such an enduring impression on our lives. We first experience the “news of the day” as it was reported on Nightline and Entertainment Tonight (thanks to Alma B for providing the YouTube links), and then we enjoy the unforgettable TV special “The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson”. You can enjoy all of these videos below.

Part 2 of this video deals with Sammy Davis Jr., so if you want to watch it you’re welcome to, but I didn’t include any audio from it in the podcast.

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Steve is a lifelong Muppet fan. He is the owner of FanPress, a media company specializing in telling inspiring stories in fandom. He is also a musician, songwriter, and teacher. Currently his favorite instrument is the ukulele. As such, he recently launched UcanUke, a music coaching website, where students of all ages and skill levels can learn in personalized online lessons.

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  1. on the Nightlin clip, where did the segment come from where Kermit is at the podium singing the little tribute song for Jim and when the Sesame Street muppets spell out Jim…I’ve never seen that before. If anyone knows where that is from and knows where I can find a full clip of it let me know, it looks awesome!

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