Arts & Entertainment

'Sam and Friends'

TelevisionEntertainmentMusicConcertsJim HensonThe Ed Sullivan Show (tv program)Kermit the Frog (fictional animal)
In 1955, University of Maryland student Jim Henson created a group of puppets for a children's show to air on local TV called "Sam and Friends." The cast of puppets, which Henson called muppets because they combined techniques of puppets and marionettes, included the earliest prototype of... Los Angeles Times archive