Monday, December 15, 2014

Muppet Monday

Here's a little trifle from Sam and Friends that has the added benefit of being an entire, complete episode of the show. The show was only five minutes long, but it ran live every weekday from May 1955 to December 1961, which was pretty exhausting.

In the main sketch, Moldy Hay lipsynchs to the Stan Freberg version of "C'est Si Bon" while Hank and Frank miss their cues in the background. No one's sure of the year this came from, but I think the Freberg single is from 1960.

The real highlight, though, is the last minute and a half, which are a commercial for sponsor Esskay Meats. It features the earliest version of Jim Henson's character Limbo.

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