University Libraries Digital Collections


Videos can only be viewed from public computers at these locations:

Questions? E-mail Vincent J. Novara, or call 301.405.9220.

The Jim Henson hour: Muppetelevision and Jim Henson’s the storyteller : The soldier and Death


Running length: 49  minutes


For details about this item, see the Libraries' Catalog »



This program contains two segments: Muppetelevision and The soldier and Death. In the first segment, Kermit and his television crew members clash over programming choices for the show, and Kermit is finally tricked into relinquishing control, with chaotic results. Highlights include: musical guests, the Nylons, performing The lion sleeps tonight; Fozzie Bear asks television weatherman Willard Scott for advice about becoming a 'weatherbear' and appears on the Today show with host Jane Pauley. In the second segment, the storyteller narrates the tale of a soldier who attempts to cheat death.


The soldier and Death: producer, Duncan Kenworthy ; director, Jim Henson ; screenplay by Anthony Minghella ; creative supervisor, John Stephenson. Muppetelevision: producer, Lawrence S. Mirkin ; director, John Blanchard ; writers, Jerry Juhl, Tim Burns, Barbara Samuels, Mark Saltzman, Bill Prady, Chris Langham ; Muppet performers, Dave Goelz, Frank Oz, Steve Whitmire, Kevin Clash, Fran Brill, Gordon Robertson, Rob Mills, Dan Redican.

To cite or link to this item, use this identifier: