Happy birthday to the guy who made puppetry cool: Jim Henson (24 September 1936–16 May 1990).

I used to see the Muppets on the Ed Sullivan Show, back in the late ’60s, but I couldn’t find any good film online of those insanely creative performances.  This, from the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1974, uses the floating mouth and eyes I remember from my childhood, but in an experimental film.