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Jane Henson 1934-2013
April 2, 2013 5:19 PM   Subscribe

On the passing of Jane Nebel Henson, who was, as this piece from a Muppets fansite explains, more than Jim's widow, she was the original Second Muppeteer.

with recognition that bardophile thought of this first, but hey, some things DO leave you speechless
posted by oneswellfoop (51 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh, my childhood.


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posted by gauche at 5:33 PM on April 2, 2013


Oh no. :(

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posted by The Great Big Mulp at 5:37 PM on April 2, 2013


Most give Jim all the credit but Jane certainly had a hand in it, too.

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posted by beandip at 6:06 PM on April 2, 2013


So sad.

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posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 7:54 PM on April 2, 2013


Who said that every wish
would be heard and answered
when wished on the morning star?
Somebody thought of that
and someone believed it.
Look what it's done so far.
What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing
and what do we think we might see?
posted by eriko at 8:01 PM on April 2, 2013 [12 favorites]


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posted by Spatch at 8:07 PM on April 2, 2013


Most give Jim all the credit but Jane certainly had a hand in it, too.

There is probably nothing so touching and appropriate as commemorating the death of a Muppeteer with a terrible pun.
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Much better post than mine, OP. :)
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posted by Mezentian at 4:06 AM on April 3, 2013


It was my great pleasure to have worked with the Hensons. Jane was the kind spirit of the Muppets and the backbone of the Henson family. Her generousity and committment to children’s education was a lifelong dedication. RIP
posted by joetrip at 5:11 AM on April 3, 2013 [7 favorites]


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posted by ugf at 7:05 AM on April 3, 2013


Godspeed, Jane. Say hi to everybody for us.
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posted by joedan at 9:46 AM on April 3, 2013


I morn
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