History of the Muppets

Timeline created by rebeccasanders06
  • Creation of Kermit the Frog

    Creation of Kermit the Frog
    Kermit the Frog was Jim Henson's first muppet character creation and made his debut on the television show Sam & Friends. He was initially made iwth an old coat and two ping pong balls and resembled more of a lizard. Before making it big, he morphed into a frog.
  • Period: to

    Sam & Friends Appearances

  • Period: to

    Wilkins Coffee Commercials

    Wilkins CommercialA version of Kermit the Frog appeared on these commercials with another muppet named Wakins.
  • Period: to

    Television Appearences

    During the 1960s, Kermit the Frog and Rowlf the Dog appeared on numerous television shows including late night t.v. Rowlf was the first muppet to have a reoccuring role on a t.v. show beside Jimmy Dean.
  • Muppets on Puppets

    Muppets on Puppets
    Muppets on PuppetsThe show originally appeared in 1968, but only in Hershey, Pennsylvania. If appeared nationally in 1970. There would be three additional specials with the muppets.
  • SNL and the Muppets

    SNL and the Muppets
    During the first season of Saturday Night Live, new muppet characters were created in the area of Gorch Mountain.
  • Period: to

    The Muppet Show

    Theme SongWhile not aired in the U.S., this show gained prominence among families in England. The one-hour variety show appeared weekly in homes and featured the muppet characters loved by all.
  • The Muppet Movie

    The Muppet Movie
    TrailerThis movie was the first full-length Hollywood movie for Kermit and crew. It featured Kermit the Frog headed to L.A. to make it big!
  • The Great Muppet Caper

    The Great Muppet Caper
    TrailerThis movie was the next installment of the Mupepts and thier adventures. It finds Kermit, Gonzo and Fozzie traveling to Great Britain Britain to interview a rich victim of jewel thieves and help her along with her secretary, Miss Piggy.
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol
    Trailer In this family holiday classic, the muppets take on the iconis roles to depict thier version of Charles Dicken's classic holiday tale. This was the first joint venture between the Jim Henson Company and Disney.
  • Muppet Treasure Island

    Muppet Treasure Island
    TrailerThis comedic, musical adventure is the muppets' take on Robert Lewis Stevenson's classis tale.
  • New Muppet Show

    New Muppet Show
    The Muppet Show Sneak PeakThe Muppets appeared in a new t.v. series on ABC with a plot of a behind the scenes look at what goes into making a late night talk show.