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Jim Henson’s “Wizard of Id” Pilot

Here’s something you may not know Jim Henson did: In 1969, he made a short pilot for a puppet version of the comic strip “The Wizard of Id.” And here it is:

The Henson Company posted this on YouTube a few weeks ago, and they’re posting a lot more historical material from the archives at the company’s Jim Henson’s Red Book blog, which features entries from his journal, kept from 1965 through 1988. Muppet fans should go there right away.

HT: Cartoon Brew

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Comments

  1. Jen K says:

    This just reminds me of what Anthony Atamanuik says about his time there – those dudes were way into psychedelics, back in the day …

  2. The piano stings are pretty hilarious. Great find.

  3. Greg says:

    Ouch. That’s pretty forced.

  4. Brilliant! I’ve never seen this before!