The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson
Release: November 21, 1990

The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson is a 1990 CBS television special from The Jim Henson Production and Walt Disney Television Productions which aired half a year after Jim Henson’s passing in May of that year. In the special, Kermit has gone off for some special business and has put Fozzie Bear in charge of a special tribute number for Jim Henson. Unfortunately neither he or any of the other Muppets know who he is, so they watch various clips of his projects like the Muppet Show and movies, Sam And Friends, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Jim Henson Hour and his original fantasy features as well as interviews from various people that worked with him like Frank Oz, Harry Belafonte, Steven Spielberg and John Denver so they can figure out who he is and embrace his legacy throughout his lifetime. This special would mark the first time Steve Whitmire would vocally perform as Kermit the Frog who appears at the end of the special after the Muppet characters sing “Just One Person” in honor of Henson.

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Kermit (in his first time performed by Steve Whitmire): "What a good song. I knew you guys could do the tribute for Jim."
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Fozzie Bear: "Don’t forget to do the big production number for the tribute, 8:45 PM, Wednesday. That’s tonight. That’s Tonight?!"
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Scooter: "You mean Jim Henson was responsible for us?"
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Robin The Frog: "We will miss you, Jim Henson."
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Gonzo: "Jim died?! But we were just starting to get to know him!"
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