Jim Henson

Frank Oz and the gang of ‘Muppet Guys Talking’ still pulling on their silly strings

Frank Oz and the gang of ‘Muppet Guys Talking’ still pulling on their silly strings

There were two lines, many people deep. Following the world premiere of the documentary “Muppet Guys Talking — Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched,” an intimate look at working with Jim Henson on “Sesame Street” and “The Muppet Show,” nearly every person who stepped up to a microphone during a question-and-answer session prefaced his or her remarks with words of thanks, some intensely personal, some with nothing else to say.

In the movie, Bill Barretta, Fran Brill, Dave Goelz, Jerry Nelson and Frank Oz, who were behind — or in most cases underneath — some of the shows’ best-known characters, talk publicly together for the first time about their experience as part of...

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