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Did Paul Fusco Collaborate With Jim Henson to Have an ALF and Muppet Crossover?

Most noted for his creation of Alien Life Form or ALF, Paul Fusco prioritized nothing more than to preserve the illusion that ALF was an alien from planet Melmac. With the need to protect ALF’s illusion, Fusco had to turn down numerous offers of guest appearances.  Although The Muppets Creator Jim Henson wanted to collaborate …

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Jim Henson originally wanted the Muppets to be for adults and didn’t see his characters as a vehicle for children’s education and family entertainment. Indeed, he first envisioned something closer to South Park rather than Sesame Street and in the 1950s they did dark comedy in commercials.

It’s Not Easy Being Evergreen: An Oral History of the Muppets Brow Beat Can the Muppets find a future as bright as their past? Jim Henson started making television programs starring his distinctive googly-eyed creations—part puppet, part marionette—in the 1950s. And they were hits. Early versions of Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear and Cookie Monster …

Jim Henson originally wanted the Muppets to be for adults and didn’t see his characters as a vehicle for children’s education and family entertainment. Indeed, he first envisioned something closer to South Park rather than Sesame Street and in the 1950s they did dark comedy in commercials. Read More »