Mass mup­pets for mu­seum

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MISS Piggy is fi­nally join­ing her love, Ker­mit the Frog, in the Smith­so­nian In­sti­tu­tion’s col­lec­tion of Jim Hen­son’s Mup­pets, and Bert and Ernie will have a place in his­tory, too. Hen­son’s daugh­ter, Ch­eryl Hen­son, do­nated more than 20 pup­pets and props Tues­day to the Na­tional Mu­seum of Amer­i­can His­tory. The do­na­tion in­cluded Miss Piggy and some of her co-stars from The Mup­pet Show in­clud­ing Fozzie Bear, Scooter and the Swedish Chef. Hen­son also do­nated a num­ber of pup­pets from Sesame Street, in­clud­ing Bert and Ernie, Elmo, Cookie Mon­ster, Grover, and Count Von Count. The do­na­tion also in­cluded Boober Frag­gle and Trav­el­ling Matt from Frag­gle Rock. Many of the pup­pets are the first con­structions of the char­ac­ters. The mu­seum was pre­vi­ously home to Os­car the Grouch, Ker­mit and the cast of Hen­son’s early TV show Sam and Friends. The col­lec­tion in­cludes the orig­i­nal Ker­mit the Frog cre­ation and the more fa­mous Ker­mit from Sesame Street and The Mup­pet Show. The mu­seum says Miss Piggy will go on dis­play in March 2014 in the mu­seum’s Amer­i­can Sto­ries ex­hibit. The orig­i­nal Ker­mit and Cookie Mon­ster will go on view in Novem­ber in a spe­cial dis­play case.

Sesame Street: Daily, var­i­ous times, ABC2

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