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The Muppets are a large ensemble cast of marionette/puppet characters originally created by Jim Henson for comedy skits around 1955, which found large and enduring popularity with their own "second-rate comedy-variety show," The Muppet Show, in 1976.

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What year was the Muppets’ “The Muppet Movie” (1979) set in the Muppets’ universe?

Reference the Muppet Movie (1979). A conceit of the film is that it tells the story “more or less” about how the Muppets got to Hollywood. Consequently, it has a present bookend narrative in which ...
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Is Sesame Street canonical to The Muppet Show?

This question came out of my previous question Are Sesame Street Muppets human? and how it raised questions about the exact canon under discussion. When I was a child, I always assumed it was obvious ...
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Are Sesame Street Muppets human?

I was watching Sesame Street with my niece when I realized that the Muppet characters (portrayed by puppeteers) and the characters played by human actors do not seem to treat each other as different ...
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Why are there... PIGS... IN... SPACE?

Pigs In Space was a recurring sketch on The Muppet Show in the late 1970s. For those who've never seen an episode, It was a broad parody of shows like Star Trek, Space:1999, or Buck Rogers, and could ...
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Why exactly do the Twin Towers still stand in the Kermit-less world?

It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is about Kermit the Frog exploring a world where he had never been born, It's a Wonderful Life-style. It came out in late 2002. At one point, the Twin Towers ...
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Why didn't Tiny Tim die?

In The Muppet Christmas Carol the ghost of Christmas future shows Scrooge all these bad things that'll happen if he doesn't change his ways. One of the things Scrooge is shown is the Cratchit family ...
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