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September 24, 2011 7:56 AM   Subscribe

In honor of Jim Henson's 75th birthday, let's celebrate bein' green: Kermit. Ray Charles. Kermit and Ray Charles. The Boston Pops. Lena Horne and Kermit. Lena Horne. Oscar the Grouch. Bob McGrath. Audra McDonald. Chuck Findley and the Metropole Orchestra. Shirley Horn. Cibelle. Frank Sinatra. Thurl Ravenscroft. Van Morrison. Sophie Milman. Andrew Bird. Big Bird.
posted by ChuraChura (18 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite

 
And in the US for sure check out google.
posted by cjorgensen at 8:21 AM on September 24, 2011


I actually logged in to do an fpp about the newest muppet video to hit the web, but, I'll post it here instead...

To you, Jim Henson.... you'll be happy to know your team is still chugging along with great stuff.... Muppets, Glee, The Letter G... all together for the first time..
posted by tomswift at 8:21 AM on September 24, 2011 [3 favorites]


My very favourite Muppet song ever.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 8:22 AM on September 24, 2011


Holy frogs, that really was Thurl Ravenscroft. What a find!
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:37 AM on September 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


> check out Google

And do it extensively. Click, drag, wait -- I just saw the round red guy on the right lean over and eat the tall skinny green one. Of course they both came back. Hasn't happened again.
posted by hank at 8:47 AM on September 24, 2011


I just saw the round red guy on the right lean over and eat the tall skinny green one. Of course they both came back. Hasn't happened again.

Click the tall skinny green one, then hit an arrow key 15 times. [via]
posted by inigo2 at 9:01 AM on September 24, 2011


If you click the guy with glasses by moving his head and clicking like crazy his glasses do a flip.
posted by jadepearl at 9:07 AM on September 24, 2011


Is it really a birthday if someone's dead? Isn't it just the anniversary of their birth?

I need to know. There's no money riding on it, just a lot of pride in pedantry.
posted by Eideteker at 9:23 AM on September 24, 2011


Jesus, that clip of Big Bird singing at Jim Henson's memorial knocked me over.
posted by the_bone at 10:06 AM on September 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


You too, pickle!
posted by roll truck roll at 11:21 AM on September 24, 2011


Jim Henson's Miracle Day

(I kid, it's a million, million times better)
posted by Artw at 11:42 AM on September 24, 2011


And the devils in part 2 just amaze me... I'm sure not all of them are full articulated, there's some stiff arm swinging movements, but they are so full of character and it's kind of impressive that they built a whole horde of them for a one time use in pre CG times and then, as far as I know, never used them again.
posted by Artw at 11:56 AM on September 24, 2011


Excellent post ChuraChura, thanks.
posted by doctor_negative at 12:01 PM on September 24, 2011


Holy frogs, that really was Thurl Ravenscroft. What a find!

That was very thurly.

posted by JHarris at 12:02 PM on September 24, 2011


Damn unclosed italics tag.
posted by JHarris at 12:03 PM on September 24, 2011


It's Wilkins Instant Coffee or else!
posted by squalor at 4:50 PM on September 24, 2011 [1 favorite]


Muppet Google Doodles over the years, including all the special animations for this years doodle.

And the rest of the wiki is pretty awesome as well.
posted by deezil at 7:35 AM on September 25, 2011


Oh my god, watching the memorial videos was so sad!! Thanks metafilter for sending me on another youtube spiral. And I am also thankful to be of the age where the muppets and sesame street ruled the tv- much more innocent times. RIP Jim Henson. Taken way too soon.
posted by bquarters at 3:15 PM on September 25, 2011


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