I miss you, Jim Henson


For lack of anything good to watch on TV, the mother and I decided to watch Labyrinth again for the Nth time. It still really hits me hard whenever I think that Jim Henson is dead and I truly, truly feel sorry for kids today who are growing up in a world without him. I probably shouldn’t be one to talk since he died just a month shy of my 5th birthday, but I still grew up watching Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Muppet Show, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth and The Storyteller. For that, I thank my parents haha.

Sometimes I watch TV with the nephews & nieces (or rather, they’ve commandeered the remote and I have no choice but to watch) and I can’t see anything in the kids’ shows today that even compare to the ones Jim Henson created. He wasn’t just a genius, he was a magician.


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I miss you, Jim Henson. It would’ve been awesome to have met you.

I go cry myself to sleep nao. ;_;

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8 thoughts on “I miss you, Jim Henson

  1. Again, I find it interesting that you like stuff I grew up with, when you’re five years younger than me. 🙂

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    1. Sabi na nga ba mag co-comment ka nanaman ng ganyan eh. 😛 I think my older taste in shows had a lot to with the time we spent in Nepal. Because we got VHS tapes really late there. Haha.

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  2. Dont forget Dog City. ^_^ Heh. I decided to watch Labyrinth and my entire Storyteller collection (along with the 4 greek stories) last Sunday. I miss them all. And I also watched Neverending Story, the part where Atreyu loses Artax in the Swamp of Sadness always makes me choke. ~_~

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    1. I didn’t like the Greek Stories ast much. Maybe if they’d kept John Hurt as the Storyteller, I would’ve.

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  3. Is the Luck Dragon in Neverending Story a Jim Henson creation??

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    1. Hindi ata. Industrial Light & Magic did the special effects.

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  4. I loved Jim Henson, too, and would have loved to meet him. I actually have a book called, “It’s Not easy bein’ Green” and it has quotes from Jim and his family and friends. It makes me appreciate Jim even more and it is very inspiring!

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    1. That book sounds awesome. I hear they’re doing a sequel to Dark Crystal and I’m skeptic if it’ll turn out okay without Jim behind it.

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