I grew up on Jim Henson creations.
Of course it began with Sesame Street. Elmo may have had an immensely popular few years, but I’ll always be a Grover girl. Sesame Street and The Muppet Show and the Muppet Movies were staples of my childhood, and I attribute much of my silliness and sense of humor to this early influence.
I can’t even remember watching The Dark Crystal for the first time. It’s always a part of my memories. I just rewatched it with my daughter, and even though the puppetry is obviously dated, it still holds up as a fantastic universe. I hope the TV show that is in the works can live up to the original ideas.
And Labyrinth. I can’t count how many times I’ve watched this movie. Hundreds of times perhaps. I can recite sections from memory, I can imagine whole scenes in my mind.
Our family recently took a trip to Seattle and visited the Museum of Pop Culture. They’ve got a special Jim Henson exhibit going on and I highly recommend it if you can get to Seattle. So much history, so many items on display. I could have stayed there for hours.
They’ve also got a David Bowie exhibit going on, featuring photographs from the Ziggy Stardust era (1972-73).