Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jim Henson’s Time as a Terp
On Muppet Maker’s Birthday, Take a Seat—and a Pic
The late Jim Henson ’60 would have turned 82 today, and his timeless creations are still solidly part of pop culture—and our campus.
Just take a look at last week’s viral parody of the upcoming “A Star Is Born” remake, which spliced together footage of Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the Muppets. Or walk by the Stamp Student Union, where the bench with a statue of the famed Muppeteer and his favorite frog is a popular place for pictures.
Take your own selfie with the bronze birthday celebrant today and post it with #HappyHensonDay, and brush up on your trivia about one of the university’s most famous graduates with some facts about his time in College Park.