Funko's 'Jim Henson and Kermit' is pretty touching

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I can’t for the life of me understand the appeal of these things, but I definitely understand getting teary over Jim Henson & Kermit.


Let’s have one without the corporate logo.


Henson’s operating Kermit at waist-level with both hands visible? Cool party trick I guess, if you’re into those kinds of parties.

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Which corporate logo are you referring to?image

Well, as far as I know the Jim Henson Company doesn’t use slave labor…so there’s that.

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Here is one from his alma mater, University of Maryland

and in wintertime


I dare anyone born before 1980 to see the “Pictures in My Head” sequence from The Muppets without getting misty-eyed.


Just like Apple, any corporate entity that becomes bigger than its ability to monitor and police literally every facet of its supply chain, human resources and licensing will have black marks. That doesn’t degrade the brilliant work that Jim Henson did any more than it does the brilliant work that Steve Wozniak did.

Edited to correct my incorrect remembering of the proposed Disney/Henson Co merger.

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i have a copy of that poster… somewhere. i suspect it’s worth something by now. i can’t bear to put it up. it makes me too sad.

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I fondly remember a TV interview with Kermit in which he was asked about his working relationship with Jim Henson. Kermit confessed that he had yet to meet Henson face-to-face, “…but I understand he has a hand in a lot of things around here.”


i don’t understand the appeal of funko pops…but i would buy this




From University of Maryland

The Jim Henson Collection includes viewing copies of important Henson works, such as compilations of early works including commercials and Sam and Friends segments, The Muppet Show , Fraggle Rock , and the Muppet Babies , as well as other numerous television specials. The collection is accessible through an online digital project known as The Jim Henson Works at the University of Maryland

His legacy of imagination, humor, and creativity is a gift to both young and old alike. In Jim Henson’s own words, “I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world, toward people, and toward my work. I think I’m here for a purpose. I think it’s likely that we all are, but I’m only sure about myself.”

They even have an honorary puppetry presentation in his name
Go Terps

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