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Jim Henson Quiz

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Of America's enormous slew of unique entertainers, not many can compete with the peculiar creativity of Jim Henson. What state was the iconic puppeteer and director born in?
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Tennessee
Missouri
Arkansas
Mississippi

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As he attended college, Henson created a local television series that helped cement his interest in puppetry. What was this pilot show by Henson called?
Henson's House
Sam and Friends
Puppet Comedy Hour
The Felt Friends

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What was the original name of the now-famous Jim Henson Company, back when Jim founded it in 1958?
Muppets Inc.
New Breed Entertainment
Kermit Co.
Ventriloquists Inc.

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While making his first show in college, Henson worked with the woman who would later become his wife. What is her name?
Kristina Eckert
Jane Nebel
Louisa Baxter
Rebecca Hall

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After his college years, Henson scored a big deal advertising what coffee company with his puppets?
Keurig
Maxwell House
Folgers
Wilkins

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As the fame of Henson and his incredible puppetry spread, jobs came flooding in. What fellow puppeteer and voice actor, who would go on to play Yoda in Star Wars, did Henson hire to aid in their ever-expanding business?
Don Rolans
Michael Lumios
Frank Oz
Trenton Livelle

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Henson's work was not only a commercial success, but he also had some critical success. Which of Henson's short films even was nominated for an Academy Award?
Time Piece
In Rio
The Boy who Stood Still
Across the Sahara

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When Henson really started to hit the big time, however, was when he joined the fledgling children's program Sesame Street. In what year did Henson become a part of this series?
1975
1972
1969
1967

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Desiring to put his talents to a more adult purpose, what television series did Henson join to aid in its first ever season?
Saturday Night Live
Mork and Mindy
Alf
The David Letterman Show

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Of all Henson's projects, few can match the iconic nature of The Muppets. In what year did The Muppet Show premiere on television?
1969
1974
1976
1978

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As the popularity of Henson's Muppets soared, he decided it was time to put them in a feature film. The Muppet Movie was a huge hit and even earned Henson another Academy Award nomination for what song in the film?
"Rainbow Connection"
"Movin' Right Along"
"Bein' Green"
"I'm Goin' to Go Back There Someday"

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In the 1980's, Henson was even able to direct what cult classic starring David Bowie?
The Breakfast Club
Labyrinth
The Man on a Mirror's Edge
Return to Oz

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What entertainment company did Henson sell his Muppet properties to in 1990 so he could focus all of his efforts on creative purposes?
Warner Bros.
Universal
Disney
New Line Cinema

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