Surrounded by all sorts of Muppet and Creature Shop creatures from previous productions, Henson explains the early concept of The Jim Henson Hour. Clifford Actually, it was more of an allegory. The first week would feature a one-hour episode of Jim Henson's The Storyteller. The Song of the Cloud Forest: In the rainforest, Milton the Golden Toad worries that he may be the last of his species alive, and he'll never find a mate to love. This episode, unlike the other two, did feature some MuppeTelevision scenes, but they were short and revolved around what Jim was saying.
He then reveals he brought a laugh track with him just in case, and when he uses it for the same routine, it works so well that they wind up surrendering, complete with little white flags. A common refrain from critics was that people should skip the first half of each episode, and only tune in for the Storyteller segments. This made sense, as the idea was that Kermit the Frog assembled the show by tuning into every television feed in the universe and picking the best stuff. The Soldier and Death: A soldier uses his magical sack to capture devils -- and, eventually, Death itself. He takes a second to enjoy being in charge. Several scenes from this can be seen in the television special The World of Jim Henson.
See the page for tropes from that special. According to writer David Misch, the pilot was not meant to resemble The Muppet Show; Kermit was merely given a role when it became hard for Henson to sell the series. As they pay tribute to Sesame Street composer, Joe Raposo. The original plan, as Henson explains it, was for the show to have a rotating schedule of four different kinds of episodes; one for each week of the month. There's another Jim Henson Hour episode coming in August! Meanwhile, Fozzie decides to give up comedy and become a weatherbear on The Today Show, and the monsters host a telethon. As Henson describes these four genres of episodes, clips are shown to provide examples of each.
This was a very enjoyable show, and it's a shame that it didn't last very long. Gonzo and Leon talk Kermit into letting others help run things at the studio, but when Kermit decides to take a vacation, nobody knows what to do. Tough Pigs Anthology -- The Jim Henson Hour: A Lost Muppet Classic July 2003 The Jim Henson Hour Monster Telethon, Part 8: Sweet Vacation Cast: Jim Henson Kermit, Link Hogthrob , Dave Goelz Gonzo, Digit , Kevin Clash Leon, Clifford , Fran Brill Vicki , Steve Whitmire Bean, Flash , Gordon Robertson Lindy. Unlike The Muppet Show, The Jim Henson Hour featured less reoccurring segments. Vicki Well, to be honest with you, sir. All Sweet vacation Recreation Destination home Kermit My friends can take me home. Digit tells Kermit that he can pick up shows from other planets.
Two more episodes premiered as stand-alone specials on Nickelodeon in 1992 and 1993. Kermit Oh, running the show is easy! She promptly cheers up after that! Unfortunately, it failed to catch on. The Jim Henson Hour was an 'experimental' attempt to recapture the style of The Muppet Show but also incorporate the new and cutting-edge puppetry techniques and special effects of the Henson Creature Shop. In an episode focusing on health and fitness, Digit gets a cold, the chickens catch sneezing fits, and Link Hogthrob worries that he has Canadian snout fever. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy make brief appearances in the show, but the focus is on the new characters. Gonzo swings on a rope, crashing into a tree -- and coconuts fall from the tree onto Lindy's head. Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy make brief appearances in the show, but the focus is on the new characters.
But all is not as it seems. Hey, but how'd the show turn out? The first half of most of the hours was , with the second half a half-hour special showcasing what else Henson could do with puppetry and one Muppet special, Miss Piggy's Hollywood. Thanks again to Scott Hanson of for the closing number mp3! Air Date : 1st-Jan-1970 The show is similar in format to the MuppeTelevision segments of The Jim Henson Hour. Several scenes from this can be seen in the television special The World of Jim Henson. . All Sweet vacation Recreation Destination home Kermit My friends can take me. Consequently, things fall to pieces as no one can decide who should have Kermit's job.
All Sweet vacation Recreation Destination home Kermit My friends can take me. The original plan, as Henson explains it, was for the show to have a rotating schedule of four different kinds of episodes; one for each week of the month. He makes it seem so easy. The Storyteller did air as part of the show, but it was in half-hour episodes. Kermit Hey, why aren't you guys running the show? The original plan, as Henson explains it, was for the show to have a rotating schedule of four different kinds of episodes; one for each week of the month.
Kermit Oh, this is fantastic! Mind if we hang out with you? I was only six or seven years old when this show was on, but I remember making sure I watched it. Several episodes of that hadn't yet aired in North America were originally aired here, as was the one-off special Dog City, which inspired. The second half was usually devoted to the Storyteller, whose tales included Lighthouse Island and The Soldier and Death You can still buy some of these stories on video. Leon Hey -- how many people think voting is a dumb idea? As a result, the show ended up being a total ratings failure. It subsequently premiered in on Nickelodeon as a stand-alone special.