Jim Henson Explores the Process of Visual Thinking

Over the years Jim Henson created great series of muppet sketches that explore the process of “visual thinking”. It started with an episode of “Sam & Friends”, Henson’s first television series, where Harry the Hipster gives a lesson in visual thinking to an early version of Kermit the Frog.

Jim Henson then did a remake in 1966 on The Ed Sullivan Show, transforming Kermit from square to hipster, where he gives Grump a lesson in visual thinking.

Henson did another lesson in visual thinking on Sesame Street in 1971, featuring muppets voiced Frank Oz playing the square and Northern Calloway as the hipster.

See Previously: Time Piece (1965), An Experimental Short Film by Jim Henson