Thursday, January 24, 2008

Jim Henson's psychedelic "Limbo" ... on Johnny Carson!

For a short stretch there in late '60s and early '70s, the civilized tribes crashed the barbarians' gates on TV and radio, and real capital-A Art squeezed into mainstream entertainment in a way that rarely happens now. Forgive Carson the "Jim Jensen" intro here; the man gave a pretty open platform to some real entertainers and thought-provoking guests from time to time, and I can respect that. This clip is from 1974.

I loved The Muppet Show as kid, but if you ever get to see Henson's student films or his work on the very first episode of Saturday Night Live - the stuff meant for adults - do yourself a favor and watch it.

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