The Jim Henson hour: Muppetelevision and Jim Henson’s the storyteller : The soldier and Death

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This program contains two segments: Muppetelevision and The soldier and Death. In the first segment, Kermit and his television crew members clash over programming choices for the show, and Kermit is finally tricked into relinquishing control, with chaotic results. Highlights include: musical guests, the Nylons, performing The lion sleeps tonight; Fozzie Bear asks television weatherman Willard Scott for advice about becoming a 'weatherbear' and appears on the Today show with host Jane Pauley. In the second segment, the storyteller narrates the tale of a soldier who attempts to cheat death.
Mills, Robert; Redican, Dan; Kenworthy, Duncan; Minghella, Anthony; Stephenson, John; Henson, Jim; Scott, Willard; Pauley, Jane, 1950-; Lee, Jennifer; Wilson, Andrew; Lancaster, Erica; Langham, Chris; Hurt, John, 1940-; Peck, Bob, 1945-; Richman, Stuart; Sparrow, Walter; Franklyn-Robbins, John; Bennison, Ishia; Chappell, Jan; Knights, Gavin; Fleeshman, David; Fullarton, Alistair; Henson, Brian; Mirkin, Lawrence S; Blanchard, John; Juhl, Jerry; Burns, Tim; Samuels, Barbara; Saltzman, Mark; Prady, Bill; Oz, Frank; Whitmire, Steve, 1959-; Clash, Kevin; Brill, Fran; Robertson, Gordon; Goelz, Dave
TVS (Firm : Great Britain); Henson Associates; Jim Henson Productions; Nylons (Musical group)
Puppet television programs; Fantasy television programs; Television programs
American Culture; Performing Arts, Music
North America; United States of America
The Jim Henson video collection at the University of Maryland
Special Collections in Performing Arts
Terms of Use
Access restricted to patrons at the University of Maryland.
Physical Description
049 minutes; color

Creation/Production Credits

The soldier and Death: producer, Duncan Kenworthy ; director, Jim Henson ; screenplay by Anthony Minghella ; creative supervisor, John Stephenson.  Muppetelevision: producer, Lawrence S. Mirkin ; director, John Blanchard ; writers, Jerry Juhl, Tim Burns, Barbara Samuels, Mark Saltzman, Bill Prady, Chris Langham ; Muppet performers, Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill, Gordon Robertson, Rob Mills, Dan Redican.
Other Identifiers
Catalog Key: umd:1105; Catalog Key: alephsys003333451; Catalog Key: HENSON 043; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/391

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