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Cameos in Henson/Muppet productions

Pictured appearances

Caricatured appearances


Indirect references specifically to Jim Henson (birthday, place of birth, etc).

Potential cameos

  • In his earliest pitch for The Muppet Show in the summer of 1969, in lieu of a celebrity guest for the first episode (initially proposing Danny Kaye), Henson considered hosting the show himself, "in a low-key, unperformer way a la Ernie Kovacs."[2]
  • Henson filmed scenes for the Sesame Street "Numerosity" film series with himself as the recurring professor figure. Ultimately, a different actor was chosen.[3]
  • An onscreen cameo by Henson was taped for The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence, where Jim introduces Nigel before they segue into the first conference room scene. The cameo was cut for time before the special went to air.[4][5]
  • An early screenplay draft for The Great Muppet Caper called for Henson to play the man the main trio meet when they land in Great Britain.[6]

See also


  1. Producer Matt Danner on Twitter MattyDanner May 23, 2020
  2. Brian Jay Jones, Jim Henson: The Biography digital location 3621
  3. "Sesame Street: Lost and Found" event at Museum of the Moving Image, November 24, 2019.
  4. Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones, page 215.
  5. Archival script document displayed at The Jim Henson Exhibition at the Museum of the Moving Image
  6. The Great Muppet Caper script (July 22, 1980 draft)