Jim Henson’s Diary Entry for “The Muppet Show”

Jim’s Henson’s “Red Book” was a frequent log/diary he used to highlight notable events and happenings in his busy and creative life. As you can tell from the above date, February 4, 1980 was no exception. For this was the date that production began on Doug Henning’s episode of “The Muppet Show.” I’ve written before…

Muppet Show Curtain Call!

As we close out the first week of 2018, what better way to do it with Doug’s 1980 curtain call on “The Muppet Show?” Over the last eight months, I’ve shown various clips of Doug’s guest appearance on Jim Henson’s iconic program. This curtain call really showcases how easily Doug criss crossed from his own…

The Muppets Take Doug Henning!

While I’ve featured a previous clip of Doug’s 1980 appearance on “The Muppet Show,” you really can’t go wrong with Muppets, Muppets, and more Muppets! This clip, in particular, is notable because it gives us a full performance to marvel over and suggests that maybe The Muppets aren’t always the best magic assistants. For unknown reasons,…