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.

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.

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Jim Henson & the creatures from The Dark Crystal. Thank you Jim for having such a brilliant imagination.

Jim Henson & the creatures from The Dark Crystal. Thank you Jim for having such a brilliant imagination.

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jim henson -- I love how Kermit's legs are crossed, as though he were at the dentist or something.

jim henson -- I love how Kermit's legs are crossed, as though he were at the dentist or something.

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Life magazine captured the death of Jim Henson better than anyone. I admit, I cried when he died.

Life magazine captured the death of Jim Henson better than anyone. I admit, I cried when he died.

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“If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.” ~ Jim Henson,

“If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.” ~ Jim Henson,

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Jim Henson's 'The Labyrinth' was another childhood favourite and still is due to the brilliant use of props, sets, costumes and creatures.

Jim Henson's 'The Labyrinth' was another childhood favourite and still is due to the brilliant use of props, sets, costumes and creatures.

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Still haunted by Skeksis nightmares? See how they came to be on Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge. #JimHensonSyfy

Still haunted by Skeksis nightmares? See how they came to be on Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge. #JimHensonSyfy

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David Bowie, January 1 1986. In costume as the goblin king in children’s film Labyrinth, directed by Jim Henson, and co-starring Jennifer Connelly.

David Bowie, January 1 1986. In costume as the goblin king in children’s film Labyrinth, directed by Jim Henson, and co-starring Jennifer Connelly.

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