Arts & Entertainment

'Sam and Friends'

TelevisionEntertainmentMusicConcertsKermit the Frog (fictional animal)Jim HensonThe Ed Sullivan Show (tv program)
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
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