On September 5, 1976, the first episode of The Muppet Show aired. The vaudeville puppet show, created by Jim Henson ran until March 15, 1981. Happy Mustache Monday! To learn more about the Jim Henson and The Muppets, visit the NYPL online catalog. Image: jimhensonlegacy.org.
Creative Giants: Jim Henson Henson was a puppeteer who revolutionized the art of puppet making by believing that puppets should have lives and souls that communicated to people. The result of Henson's vision for a world of living puppets is the most creative, well-researched, and longest running educational children's show ever, Sesame Street.