Television Puppetry

Sam and Friends: 50 Years Ago Today

By May 9, 2005 September 3rd, 2014 No Comments

Early print ad for Jim Henson's Sam and Friends

Fifty years ago, on this day in 1955 WRC-TV in Washington D.C. debuted Sam and Friends a twice-daily five minute show featuring a bunch of wacky puppets. It was produced by some guy named Jim Henson and a little outfit he had called Muppets. I understand they ended up doing OK for themselves.

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