Saturday, September 24, 2011

In Memory of Jim Henson

Thanks to Google for reminding me that today is Jim Henson's 75th birthday. If you haven't fooled around with the Google Doodle on the homepage today, it's a fun tribute to the man, with the user being able to interact with the puppets making up the Google logo. (And if you missed it, I'm betting that somewhere on the Internet, there's a video of how it worked. Is there ever not a video of all the most awesome stuff)?
Here's a video explaining the story about that Google Doodle and a bit about Jim Henson, too.

The world lost so much when we lost Jim Henson, and there are many tributes to him out there. This one (in pictures) was posted a few years ago, has a touching soundtrack, and may bring a tear to your eye. I love seeing him surrounded by all of his Muppets.

Happy Birthday, Jim Henson. You are missed.


Rox Delaney said...

What great videos! Although I was nearly grown when Sesame Street came along, my kids have enjoyed everything Jim Henson. Not only my daughters, but their kids, too. Fraggle Rock was always my favorite. Thanks for sharing, Myrna!

Myrna Mackenzie said...

I was in high school when Sesame Street began (I think), and yes, my kids grew up with it and we still share our favorite characters and lines. The two-headed monster's seatbelt routine was a favorite of mine.

Laney4 said...

Wow.... Sesame Street began November 10, 1969, so I was 10 years old. I remember being 12 and babysitting my cousin's two kids, and they just loved Sesame Street. My cousin was a teacher, and she thought it was a good show for them to watch at the time.
My own kids didn't watch it that much. We enjoyed Mr. Dressup, Mr. Rogers, and Sharon, Lois and Bram instead.
When we did watch Sesame Street, at times my kids enjoyed Cookie Monster and Big Bird the most, but I always enjoyed the two old guys in the balcony the most. Still do.

Myrna Mackenzie said...

Elaine, wasn't Mr. Rogers wonderful? When I was younger (younger meaning pre-mom days), I didn't appreciate him and thought he was kind of silly, but once I had children the story changed. He was a great example. And yes, the two old guys in the balcony are so much fun! I hope they're in the new movie.