Muppet regime

May 24, 2018

Jim Henson and his iconic creation Kermit the Frog, in front of a mural by Coulter Watt. Photo by John E. Barrett..jpg

Jim Henson and his creation, Kermit the Frog, sit in front of a mural by Coulter Watt.

Jim Henson and his creation, Kermit the Frog, sit in front of a mural by Coulter Watt.

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The Jim Henson Company / MoMI

The latest installment in Studio 360’s American Icons series: The Muppets — how the world fell for Jim Henson’s troupe of puppets. Plus, teleprompters were supposed to make cue cards obsolete, but not on “Saturday Night Live,” where “Cue Card Wally” Feresten is indispensable. And singer Angélique Kidjo talks about her new album “Remain in Light,” a track-by-track cover of the 1980 Talking Heads album.

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