History Creator / JimHenson

20th Mar '17 10:49:33 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:302:How come when he makes up imaginary friends it's cool, but when I do it...]]

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[[caption-width-right:302:How come when he ''he'' makes up imaginary friends it's cool, but when I ''I'' do it...]]
20th Mar '17 10:49:00 AM Mdumas43073
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->''When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.''

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20th Mar '17 10:44:03 AM Mdumas43073
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Jim Henson died of a severe and sudden strep throat infection on May 16th, 1990. At the time, he was negotiating with Creator/{{Disney}} to turn over the rights to his characters so that he could focus on production and performing, and did not wish to visit the hospital (his wife would later state that the refusal was likely due to his desire not to be a bother to people). He was only 53 years old. In a sense, this was the EndOfAnAge for the Muppets.

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Jim Henson died of a severe and sudden strep throat infection on May 16th, 1990. 16, 1990.[[note]]The same day as Creator/SammyDavisJr[[/note]] At the time, he was negotiating with Creator/{{Disney}} to turn over the rights to his characters so that he could focus on production and performing, and did not wish to visit the hospital (his wife would later state that the refusal was likely due to his desire not to be a bother to people). He was only 53 years old. In a sense, this was the EndOfAnAge for the Muppets.
19th Mar '17 7:56:41 AM Exxolon
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->''When I was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.''
15th Feb '17 4:21:36 PM SirSapphire
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** Of course, there was also Kermit -- the sanest member and leader of a group of crazy performers. Though unlike Kermit, Henson was far less likely to complain or criticize -- apparently only saying "Hmm" if he disliked something.

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** Of course, there was also Kermit -- the sanest member and leader of a group of crazy performers. Though unlike Kermit, Henson was far less likely to complain or criticize -- apparently only saying "Hmm" if he disliked something. The harshest language he was ever heard uttering was an emphatic and heartfelt "Oh, for ''heaven's'' sake!"
26th Jan '17 12:37:59 AM gjjones
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Jim Henson died of a severe and sudden strep throat infection on May 16th, 1990. At the time, he was negotiating with Creator/{{Disney}} to turn over the rights to his characters so that he could focus on production and performing, and did not wish to visit the hospital (his wife would later state that the refusal was likely due to his desire not to be a bother to people). In a sense, this was the EndOfAnAge for the Muppets.

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Jim Henson died of a severe and sudden strep throat infection on May 16th, 1990. At the time, he was negotiating with Creator/{{Disney}} to turn over the rights to his characters so that he could focus on production and performing, and did not wish to visit the hospital (his wife would later state that the refusal was likely due to his desire not to be a bother to people). He was only 53 years old. In a sense, this was the EndOfAnAge for the Muppets.


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* DownerEnding: Henson's tragic death at the age of 53 in 1990.
12th Jan '17 11:11:01 PM NWolfman
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Smack in the middle. Henson's work was almost always a source of joy, optimism and good old-fashioned entertainment, yet always had noticeable undertones of somberness. As mentioned under "RealitySubtext," this optimistic realism stemmed from seeing his bother die in a motorcycle accident when he was young.
6th Jan '17 9:40:47 AM Kissybandit513
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* TheFunInFuneral: He personally requested that his funeral not be a dour occasion and demanded a dixieland jazz band play. Everyone had to wear ''colorful'' outfits, and everyone was assigned a basic puppet on a string to play with as they watched. It's true there were sad moments -- but the whole thing crested when Kevin Clash, using his [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]] voice, broke out into the bawdy "Lydia the Tattooed Lady".

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* TheFunInFuneral: He personally requested that his funeral not be a dour occasion and demanded a dixieland jazz band play. Everyone had to wear ''colorful'' outfits, and everyone was assigned a basic butterfly puppet on a string rod to play with as they watched. It's true there were sad moments -- but the whole thing crested when Kevin Clash, using his [[Series/SesameStreet Elmo]] voice, broke out into the bawdy "Lydia the Tattooed Lady".
28th Nov '16 3:30:27 PM TropesForever
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* BeardOfDirectors
21st Nov '16 10:35:35 PM spasskysteve
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->''"Hello there. My name is Jim Henson, and I'm a superhero."''
-->-- edited-together audio from [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hzQXGlFJQk this video]][[note]]Based on "Creator/StanLee vs Jim Henson" from WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory. Everything until "superhero" is taken from a 1970s TV appearance of Henson's; "superhero" is taken from the rap.[[/note]]
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