On Muppet Maker’s Birthday, Take a Seat—and a Pic
By Liam Farrell
The statue of Kermit the Frog perched on a red granite bench with creator and Maryland alumnus Jim Henson was dedicated in 2003.
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.
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