Thursday, September 08, 2005

Bein' Green

Jim Henson's been gone for over 15 years now, and the popularity and reputation of the Muppets may have tarnished a bit, but his life and legacy still resonate - especially with me.

Chris Barry at Jim Hill Media has been running a series of his recollections as an intern with Jim Henson Productions back in 1990 - in fact, he met with Jim only 9 days before the Muppeteer's death. All the stories are interesting from a behind-the-scenes perspective, but his recollection of Jim Henson's funeral are amazing: poignant, silly, heartwarming, cheesy and best of all, funny.

Where else could you go to hear a pipe organ playing "The Rainbow Connection," and watch Carroll Spinney in fully Big Bird costume perform, "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" -- and not a dry eye in the house.

Read the article and remember one of the last true creative dreamers we've had.

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