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The 6 Degrees of Jim Henson

Discussion in 'Games' started by Fozzie Bear, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    This is a new take on an old game submitted by Vic Romans
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    I have an idea for a game called The 6 degrees of Jim Henson. Members would take a famous person they met or know and try to link them through that to Jim in 6 steps or less. Here's my example
    I knew Jason Mewes from the infamous Jay & Silent Bob who voiced his character Jay in Clerks The Animated series in 1 episode starring James Woods
    Woods starred with Al Pacino in the movie Any Given Sunday
    Pacino starred with Marlon Brando in the movie Godfather
    Brando starred in The Score directed by Frank Oz
    Frank and Jim need I say more.
    I did it in 5 steps. The way I figure, everyone has either met someone famous or knows someone who has. This is a way members can share their experiences with famous people, share if they've actually met Jim or others from the Henson Co., and finally, show members they may have been closer to Jim then they think. I personally would love to see the posts to this game. Thank you in advance just for taking the time to read this.
  2. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Active Member

    I dont quite think this one will work, but we'll see!

    1. I met Nigel Mitchell from Disney Channel UK when I was 10
    2. Disney Channel (duh) is owned by Disney
    3. Disney bought the muppets from the JHC
    4. JHC was founded by Jim Henson!

    Yay!!!
  3. G-MAN

    G-MAN Active Member

    I saw Wolfman Jack in concert shortly before he died
    Wolfman Jack was in American Graffiti with Ron Howard
    Ron Howard was on The Andy Griffith Show with Jim Nabors
    Jim Nabors was on an episode of The Muppet Show with Jim Henson.
  4. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Obviously mine was done at the top, but I'm wondering if anyone has met Jim in person, that would be an exciting post.
    Thank you Fozzie Beas
  5. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    In less than 6:

    -Bill Paxton in Indian Summer with Elizabeth Perkins.
    -Elizabeth Perkins in Big with Tom Hanks.
    -Tom Hanks in Splash with Daryl Hannah.
    -Daryl Hannah in Roxanne with Steve Martin.
    -Steve Martin in TMS and TMM.

    BTW Kevin,thanks for bringing another thread like this back,was kinda hoping for it.
  6. MockMockChef

    MockMockChef New Member

    Kermit is on Sesame Street
    Sesame Street features puppets like Ernie
    Ernie has bin in The Muppet Show
    The Muppet Show got stars like Miss Piggy
    Miss Piggy is bin puppeteerd by Frank Oz
    Frank Oz worked with Jim Henson
  7. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Active Member

    (In the version of this game where you try to link actors, I find that Steve Buscemi is always your best bet with any modern actor)

    Speaking of Steve Buscemi...He was in Fargo with William H. Macy
    William H. Macy was in It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas in which Steve Whitmire was a performer.
    Of course, Steve Whitmire worked with Jim Henson on projects including TMS.
  8. MockMockChef

    MockMockChef New Member

    On Falty Towers was John Cleese
    John Cleese was on the Muppet Show
    The Muppet Show gots puppeteers like Steve Whitmire
    Steve Whitmire pupperteed since 1990 Kermit
    Kermit was first puppeteerd by Jim Henson
  9. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Actually, the basis of the game is to link an actor/singer/performer you know or met, and use them as a catalyst to link yourself to Jim. I did one example using Jason Mewes, but I'll use another that links me relatively quickly.

    When I went to Disney World a few years back, I was exiting the Haunted Mansion ride, not paying attention while talking to my cousin. I walked right into someone... someone, big. I got knocked over and when I stood up to apologize, I realized I had just been floored by Hulk Hogan. I said hi, yadda, yadda, yadda and thusly, had a unique meeting with him, SO:
    I met Hulk Hogan
    Hulk Hogan was in MFS
    Take your pick of a puppeteer that worked on MFS w/ Hulk
    That puppeteer most likely worked with Jim.
    Got it? Try and link yourself to Jim, not some random actor, and hopefully you'll see a much closer connection to our hero then maybe you thought you had before! I'm hoping someone will post that met Jim (or Frank, Jerry, Dave, Richard, Steve, Bill, Eric etc.) first hand.
  10. Infinity Sirius

    Infinity Sirius New Member

    What does MFS stand for?
  11. MockMockChef

    MockMockChef New Member

    Muppets From Space
  12. MockMockChef

    MockMockChef New Member

    I diden't notise that :o, got to re-read the rules. :o
  13. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Active Member

    My first one is really short:

    I met Roscoe Ormand (aka Gordon on SS) when he made an appearance at the Kansas City Zoo.
    Roscoe Ormand (aka Gordon on SS) of course worked with Jim Henson on Sesame Street.

    The next one is a bit more clever.

    I met Buck O'Neill, legendary Negro Leagues ballplayer for the Kansas City Monarchs. He has appeared on David Letterman's show at least twice.
    David Letterman has had many guests, including David Arquette on his show.
    David Arquette appeared in IAVMMC and MFS, which included performers such as Steve Whitmire.
    Steve Whitmire of course worked with Jim Henson for years.
  14. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    -I met Kevin Bacon,while working at a movie theater
    -Kevin worked with Fred Ward in Tremors
    -Fred Ward was in Silkwood,with David Strathairn
    -David was in L.A. Confidential with Kevin Spacey
    -Kevin was in Glenn Garry Glenn Ross with Alan Arkin
    -Alan Arkin was a guest on The Muppet Show,with Jim Henson.
  15. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Active Member

    Just remembered this one:

    I met Alley Mills (from "The Wonder Years" TV show) at Disney World.
    Alley Mills was with Fred Savage on TWY.
    Fred Savage was with Peter Falk in The Princess Bride
    Peter Falk made an appearance in The Great Muppet Caper as a watch "salesman", which featured Jim Henson as a performer.
  16. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Active Member

    OK, I dont think I can do this in 6, but I does work

    I went to see Steps when I was younger
    Steps were often pictured with Rachel Stevens and the rest of S Club 7
    Rachel Stevens was engaged to Jeremy Edwards
    Jeremy Edwards appeared on Celebrity Big Brother with Brigitte Nielson
    Brigitte Nielson was married to Sylvester Stallone
    Sylvester Stallone was on the Muppet Show with....Jim Henson!

    Woo!
  17. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Active Member

    I can do a couple, I think...

    I met Sonia Manzano (Maria from Sesame Street)--easy to link to Jim Henson this way.

    I met George Takei (Sulu from Star Trek). He was on Muppets Tonight once, with many puppeteers who worked with Jim.

    I've met Weird Al a few times. This should be trickier... Let's see, I met Weird Al, who was in UHF with Michael Richards, who was on Seinfeld with Jason Alexander, who was on Muppets Tonight with many puppeteers who worked with Jim.

    This is a cool game--I never really thought about this before with myself (just with other famous people).
  18. pheonix

    pheonix New Member

    1)Ok being young the only famous person i've met is Matthew Corbett who's
    2)Father Harry Corbett founded a small puppet show which became quite big!
    3)Jim Henson also founded a 'puppet' show that became very big!!

    Does that one work?!!
    :confused: :p :o
  19. JaniceFerSure

    JaniceFerSure Active Member

    Yaphet Kotto(was filming a tv show in Baltimore),shoped at the supermarket where I worked & met him,Yaphet Kotto was in Midnight Run with
    Charles Grodin who was in The Great Muppet Caper with Jim Henson.
  20. DanDanStrawberry

    DanDanStrawberry Active Member

    I met Nicholas Lyndthurst from Only Fools and Horses in Harrods
    He was in Only Fools with David Jason who played Del Boy
    Del Boy's catch phrase (apart from 'You plonker!') Was 'You muppet'
    The muppets were developed originally by Jim Henson


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