WEIRD TALES: The 85 Weirdest, Day 48: Jim Henson
Think JIM HENSON (1936-1990) and you think Muppets â€” yet thereâ€™s so much more to the manâ€™s genius. His experimental filmmaking ranged from Time Piece to The Cube. Though his interest in puppetry started as a way to get on television, he stayed with it because of the stories it allowed him to tell, and the weirdness from his film work shone maniacally through. Even with the Muppets. Like those dancing tubes with eyeballs in â€œJava.â€ (Wait for it.) And hey, what exactly is Gonzo, anyway? ((I wrote most of this description.))
I backed this video up a couple of times because the puppet turns around and I was trying to figure out where the heck the rods are. I’m pretty sure they must be below, but the the darn thing goes and steps on another character. Still… they’ve got to be below.