Kermit and Fozzie are newspaper reporters sent to London to interview Lady Holiday, a wealthy fashion designer whose priceless diamond necklace is stolen. Kermit meets and falls in love with her secretary, Miss Piggy. The jewel thieves strike again, and this time frame Miss Piggy. It’s up to Kermit and Muppets to bring the real culprits to justice. —IMDb
Jim Henson — creator of The Muppets and undoubtedly the most beloved puppeteer in history — was born in the town of Leland, Mississippi, on September 24, 1936, the son of an agronomist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Henson family moved to Hyattsville, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., in the late 1940s, and in 1955 Jim, already a skilled puppeteer, began his studies in Theatre Arts at the University of Maryland.
That year marked the appearance of his first television show, Sam and Friends, a five-minute late-night puppet show he produced along with another freshman, Jane Nebel, whom he would marry in 1959. The show featured some early incarnations of his famous Muppet characters, including a lovable frog named Kermit that Jim fashioned from one of his mother’s old coats and two ping-pong balls. In 1958 Sam and Friends earned Jim his first Emmy Award, and he would go on to win an impressive 30 Emmys during his lifetime for his work with… read more