top TV personalities????

Mike G
Thu Dec 31 11:31:46 EST 2009

IIRC, it was Channel 5 that showed the Muppet Show on Tuesday nights.
> To:
> Subject: Re: top TV personalities????
> Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 09:54:06 -0500
> From: mamros@MIT.EDU
> CC:
> Dan.Strassberg wrote:
> >> Naah... Either Kermit, Ms Piggy, or Big Bird.
> And Richard replied:
> >They don't have much connection to Boston, do they?
> Richard's right. WGBH may broadcast Sesame Street, but they don't produce
> it. Ditto for whichever station here aired The Muppet Show (I wasn't
> here at the time; which station was it?). And actually, each of those
> three Muppets has its own "birthplace".
> Kermit came out of Jim Henson's "Sam and Friends", a local show on
> Washington DC's WRC-TV in the late 50's. Henson moved to NYC in the
> early 60's, and at the end of that decade he was brought onboard as
> part of the team that started Sesame Street, which was (and still is)
> produced in New York and distributed by NET (later PBS). Big Bird
> made his debut there. Miss Piggy (who's actually never been to
> Sesame Street, to the best of my knowledge) was one of the characters
> created for The Muppet Show in the late 70's, co-produced by Henson and
> Britain's ITC at the ATV studios near London. (Oddly, despite her
> birthplace, she doesn't have the accent...)
> -shawn

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