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Kermit’s 11 Trailer

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It’s Theme Tunes Day – The Muppet Show

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Computer animation is all very well and good but I still find it quite awe-inspiring how much character and emotion and humanity the late, great Jim Henson – and those who inherited his legacy – could convey with something so low-tech as a little green glove puppet.

The Muppets‘ enduring appeal is a testament to his creativity and genius and this week’s classic theme tune comes from what was arguably the Muppets’ finest hour – certainly their greatest showcase.

The Muppet Show was made in Britain by Lew Grade‘s ATV, part of the UK’s ITV network, after Henson found it tough to sell the idea of a puppet variety show to the big US networks.

It became a huge syndicated hit, running for five seasons (120 episodes) between 1976 and 1981 and launching the Muppets into a successful movie and TV franchise that is still going strong today.

The opening theme and title sequence varied from season to season, so here are versions from all five seasons:

Season 1:

Season 2:

Season 3:

Season 4:

Season 5:

And here is a “clean” version of the full theme song, without the interruptions from the televised opening credit sequences:

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The Choob’s 12 Days Of Christmas: The Muppets’ 12 Days Of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas, The Cathode Ray Choob
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A fitting end to the festive season courtesy of the Muppets and John Denver.

It’s twelfth night, so it’s time to take down the tinsel, box up the decorations for another year and mulch the tree (you might want to skip the mulching if you have an artificial tree).

And what better way to round off the festivities, not to mention The Cathode Ray Choob’s 12 Days Of Christmas, than with The Muppets singing us out in style – with a little help from the late John Denver and a lot of hindrance from Fozzie Bear.

Enjoy (and remember, only 353 days till Christmas 2010)!

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