April 18, 2012
Did you know that the creator of the Muppets
Did you know that the creator of the Muppets, Jim Henson, lived in Greenwich during the years when he began Sesame Street? Yessirree, Jim and his wife welcomed their two children into this home on Round Hill Rd and lived there from 1964-1972, while he was working on commercials, film and the creation of the wildly successful Sesame Street television show.
I was in New York this past weekend doing some client work and noticed so many new stores and restaurants in the city that it got me thinking about what is a tried and true tradition in New York that has a link to Greenwich. I wandered into FAO Schwartz not in answer to this question but more as a knee jerk reaction to memories as a child in coming on the train from New Haven to the city. FAO was always a highlight of the trip.
FAO Schwartz Muppet Workshop
But what caught my eye in the FAO this time was the Muppet Workshop. I had vaguely heard about creating your own muppet but hadn’t really clued in on it. Seeing it in real life, got my creative juices flowing. You can be your own Gepetto. Pick a body, add some eyes, hair, personality.
For the person on your holiday or birthday list who has everything why not give them their own Muppet?
If I can’t talk you into a Muppet, at least stop by when you come in from Greenwich and see the guards at FAO there are some things in life that just never change!