It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights…
I was nearly three minutes into watching these videos before I realised I was sat, staring at my computer with a big, daft smile on my face. These vintage screen tests, taken from THE MUPPET MOVIE (1979), feature Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson), Fozzie Bear and Miss Piggy (both played by Frank Oz), chatting about their puppety lives on set, totally improvised by their creators. They’re just bloody lovely.
Jim Henson’s creation was a complete phenomenon, which has continued to enchant audiences of all ages long after his sad passing in 1990. These clips are just a little bit of hidden magic, that remind us all why, over thirty years later, we’re still in love with The Muppets.
Source: First Showing