Jim Henson: Kermit The Frog

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On May 9th, 1965 puppeteer and artist named Jim Henson made his first television debut, Jim was not on Television personally but the first original idea of “Kermit the Frog” came to life first as a lizard and Later “evolved” to Kermit the Frog. The show “Sam and Friends” lasted about six years before it ended in December of 1971. In November of 1969 Kermit the lizard as Henson would call him in the Show “Sam and Friends” would soon evolve into a light green frog introducing him into one of the highly educational Television show for children called Sesame Street. Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett original creators of the idea to show preschoolers and toddlers a fun and educational way to be prepared for school in a very different way than…show more content…
Sesame Street also taught children appropriate ways to talk one another and recognized different emotions and feelings that toddlers could learn to deal with and learn differences and similarities between people and learning how to accept people for the way they are. Henson always made sure Characters could always relate to the viewer, In Sesame Street making Big Bird approachable to the viewer and very protective with his friends and in the Muppet Show Kermit the Frog is very warm hearted and brave to show the viewer to face your fears and never let them be in your way. Characters also showed different personalities through different characters, Miss piggy was very selfish, controlling and narcissistic, While Elmo was a very kind and very relatable to the younger viewers since Elmo was considered to be the youngest on Sesame…show more content…
Being called one of the best children shows on television, the show was exported all over the world to more than one hundred countries. Being shown throughout the world in the generation now, Sesame Street has been known to talk about very controversial topics such as AIDS and HIV, September 11th, Divorce and many more. With targeting sensitive topics parents always considered avoiding talking to their children about those situations. Sesame Street on the other hand would talk about controversial topics but in a very light-hearted way in order for toddlers and preschoolers to not be confused about the certain topic they just learned

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