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Jim Henson Exhibit in Jackson MS

December 20, 2009

A couple of friends and myself just went to the Jim Henson Fantastic World Exhibit in Jackson, MS at the Mississippi Musuem of Art this Saturday.  I am a huge Muppet fan.  I grew up watching Sesame Street and the Muppet Show.  I even remember when the Muppets used to do skits on Saturday Night Live.  When I was younger I wasnt sure if I wanted to grow up and become a cartoonist or a puppeteer.  Now that I’m older I realize that first, I never grew up.  Second, I became a cartoonist ( ) and third, why cant I do both.  I’ve been collecting puppets since I was 2 when Santa brought me a Oscar the Grouch.

The exhibit was great.  We even attended a sing a long with Gorden from Sesame Street.  We had a guided tour given by somebody with the Henson Foundation that made it more special.  Before the tour was over he was joined by another and we had two tour guides.  At the end of the tour we retraced our steps and viewed every puppet and every sketch that they had.  They even had some videos up of the old commercials that helped start the Muppets.

If you are in driving distance of Jackson Mississippi between now and the middle of March I suggest you go and check it out.  In one display I was plesantly surprised that Jim considered being a cartoonist at one time.