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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: September 24, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Google Doodle celebrates Henson

    Ciara O'Brien

    If you’re of a *certain age*, the Muppets were a major part of your entertainment growing up. Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Animal… I loved them all – and still do. But mostly Miss Piggy. She was blonde, fearless and didn’t take any crap from anyone. She knew what she wanted, and she wasn’t afraid to karate chop her way into getting it if she had to.

    And if we’re being honest, I still watch the Muppet Christmas Carol every Christmas.

    Puppet master Jim Henson would have been 75 today. So in his honour, Google teamed up with the Jim Henson Company to create its very own puppet Doodle – one that you can control.

    Watch out for the one on the far right.

    You can also read the guest post on the Google blog from son Henson’s Brian, who now runs the company.