Muppets Go “Under the Covers” With New Line of Lingerie and Sleepwear for TWEENS, TEENS AND ADULTS OF BOTH SEXES. Courtesy of Henson.com The Jim Henson Company Introduces Intimate Apparel For Muppetä Fans In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of The Muppet Show, The Jim Henson Company and Sugar D have introduced a new line of Muppet lingerie just in time for the back-to-school season. The lingerie line for Fall includes boy-cut briefs, string bikinis and underwear sets featuring a cast of Muppet favorites including Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Animalä and Fozzie Bear. A second wave of merchandise featuring both women and men’s intimate apparel will come in upcoming months. Muppet-character pajamas, flannel and thermal sets and slippers for teens and adults will roll-out in time for the holiday season. “Intimate apparel has taken on a new look as tweens, teens and adults trade in their simple cottons for youthful styles like boy-cut briefs and pajamas that feature characters they grew up with,” said Betts FitzGerald, Senior Vice President, Licensing for The Jim Henson Company. “We wanted to expand our line of Muppet casual wear to include fun underwear and sleepwear and we couldn’t be more impressed with the new Muppet Sugar D line.” According to Dayna Brown, Designer of the lingerie line and creator of the Sugar D brand, "Muppets are easy to relate to, which makes them a little more personal. The most personal clothing you wear are undies for sure. Muppets and sleepwear is the perfect combination for sweet dreams. From pajamas with dancing Kermits to boxers covered in the smiling face of Animal-- Muppet intimate apparel and sleepwear has something for everyone!" The zany cast of The Muppet Show has brought joy to generations since their television introduction a quarter of a century ago. The show first debuted in syndication on September 26, 1976 and continued for five seasons, with 120 shows. Since that time thousands of licensed Muppet products have been introduced into the marketplace, specifically 5,000, over the past ten years alone. Additionally, hundred of millions of consumer impressions of the Muppet name are generated through consumer products and cross promotions. The Jim Henson Company, an established leader in family entertainment for more than 45 years, is a multimedia production company; one of the top character licensors in the industry; a leading publisher of children’s books and home to Jim Henson Television, Jim Henson Pictures, Jim Henson Interactive, Jim Henson Home Entertainment and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop™. The Company is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices and production facilities in New York and London. The Jim Henson Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of EM.TV & Merchandising AG based in Munich, Germany. The Jim Henson Company website is located at: www.henson.com.