Happy Birthday, Jim Henson!

“Dear Jim, this is awkward — I doubt that you can hear me. But I’m willing to risk embarrassment, and that’s partly your fault.”

In celebration of the birthday of the late, great Jim Henson, Comment Magazine has posted a letter I wrote to Jim Henson’s ghost, which was published a few months back in their special “Legacies” issue.

For further reading, here are both parts of my recent reflections on The Muppet Movie (1989) – “Something That I’m Supposed to Be” – Part One, Part Two – and my review of last year’s joyful return to Muppet Studios, The Muppets.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet departed the Patheos network in order to escape click-bait advertisements that were offending him and his readers. He will re-launch Looking Closer at lookingcloser.org soon. He is the author of The Auralia Thread, a four-volume fantasy series that begins with Auralia's Colors, and a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly. He teaches creative writing and film studies; speaks internationally about art and faith; served as Writer-in-Residence at Covenant College; and is employed by Seattle Pacific University as a project manager, copyeditor, and writer.


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