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Series: Sam and Friends

Sam and Friends was the first television show to feature The Muppets. It ran from May 9, 1955, to December 15, 1961 on WRC, NBC's owned-and-operated station in Washington, D.C. This was where Jim Henson invented the idea of using the camera's viewpoint to make a television show with puppets more than just a filmed puppet show: there was no need to hide the performers as long as they were out of camera range, enabling the puppets to be filmed just like live actors.

This show provides examples of:


    Franchise/The MuppetsSesame Street
Rosie and JimPuppet ShowsSesame Street
The MuppetsThe FiftiesPanorama
Sam & CatAmerican SeriesSanford and Son

alternative title(s): Sam And Friends
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