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Muppet Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, and The Muppets Studio. We currently have 38,766 pages total and you can help us! This wiki's format allows anyone to create or edit any article, so we can all work together to make a comprehensive database for fans of the Muppets.
CHARACTERS
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The Muppets
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Sesame Street
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Fraggle Rock
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Muppet Babies
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EPISODE GUIDES
The Muppet Show Sesame Street
Fraggle Rock Muppet Babies 1984
Dinosaurs Muppet Babies 2018
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MOVIES & SPECIALS
The Muppet Movie Follow That Bird
The Great Muppet Caper Big Bird in China
The Muppets Take Manhattan Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
The Muppet Christmas Carol Don't Eat the Pictures
Muppet Treasure Island CinderElmo
Muppets from Space Elmo in Grouchland
The Muppets (2011) Stars and Street Forever
Muppets Most Wanted The Street We Live On
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ATTRACTIONS
MuppetVision 3D Sesame Street Live
The Jim Henson Exhibition Sesame Place
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DOCUMENTARIES
Of Muppets and Men A&E Biography
The World of Jim Henson Street Gang
Henson's Place The World According to Sesame Street
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NON-FICTION BOOKS
Of Muppets and Men Sesame Street Unpaved
Jim Henson: The Works Street Gang
Jim Henson: The Biography 40 Years of Life on the Street
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BOOKS
The Muppet Show Book The Monster at the End of This Book
Muppet Annuals The Sesame Street Dictionary
The Muppets Character Encyclopedia I'll Miss You, Mr. Hooper
Miss Piggy's Guide to Life Who's Who on Sesame Street
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PERIODICALS
Muppet Magazine Sesame Street Magazine
The Muppet Show Fan Club Newsletter The Muppets comic strip
Muppet comics Fraggle Rock comics
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Jim Henson began working with puppets as a college student, creating the show Sam and Friends in 1955 for a local Washington, D.C. television station. The energetic Muppets soon became a popular fixture, and led to appearances on national variety shows. Henson's commercials for a local coffee company, Wilkins Coffee, were so popular that he was hired to create similar commercials around the country. In the early 1960s, Henson moved to New York City to work on a variety of projects, including a regular guest spot on The Jimmy Dean Show for the first Muppet star, Rowlf the Dog.

In 1969, Henson was invited to participate in a ground-breaking educational show for television, Sesame Street. Initially, the Muppets were meant to be just one element among many on the show -- but the popularity of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Cookie Monster, Grover, Ernie and Bert soon made the Muppets the core of the show. Over the years, the Muppet cast has grown to include Mr. Snuffleupagus, Count von Count, Telly Monster, Rosita, Baby Bear, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, and of course, the international superstar Elmo, who starred in his own segment, Elmo's World.

In 1976, Henson created his signature project -- The Muppet Show, a weekly prime-time variety show filled with songs, sketches and talented guest stars. Kermit the Frog is the charming and mostly unflappable host, presiding over a motley crew of performers, including diva Miss Piggy, hopeful comedian Fozzie Bear, daredevil performance artist Gonzo, young eager gofer Scooter, and the house band, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. The Muppet Show was a huge international success, making unlikely stars out of the Swedish Chef, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and his assistant Beaker, Sam the Eagle, and the two old cranks in the balcony, Statler and Waldorf.

The Muppet Show cast has continued to entertain audiences for over 30 years, spinning off into a popular series of movies, including The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Muppet Treasure Island.

In the 1980s, Henson created new worlds -- the magical underground civilization of Fraggle Rock, the imagination-filled nursery of Muppet Babies, and the fantasy worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Henson's work has continued to live on beyond his death in 1990, and new productions featuring his creations are always in progress.

This wiki is dedicated to documenting, exploring and enjoying the enormous body of work that Jim Henson has created and inspired.


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