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Written by Christopher Finch
Published 1981
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Pages 180
ISBN 0394520858

Book flip-through.

Of Muppets and Men: The Making of the Muppet Show is a non-fiction book that goes behind the scenes of The Muppet Show.

After a brief history of the Henson Company and the rest of their work, including Sesame Street, the book breaks down all the major players behind the scenes, including the puppeteers. The second half of the book is a look at one week on the set -- Finch takes the reader day-by-day through the creation of the Linda Ronstadt episode of The Muppet Show.

The book has been out of print for many years and is difficult to find.


Part One: Muppets & Men

  1. Studio D
  2. The Birth of The Muppet Show
  3. A Frog's World
  4. Muppet Anatomy
  5. Jim Henson
  6. Frank Oz
  7. Jerry, Richard & Dave
  8. Steve, Louise & Kathy
  9. The Guest Star
  10. Shaping the Show

Part Two: A Week Behind the Scenes

  1. Read-Through
  2. Band Call
  3. Pre-Record
  4. "Blue Bayou"
  5. Waiting
  6. Routine
  7. Promo
  8. Special Effects
  9. Closing Comments

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