- Jul 9, 2017
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I would imagine this may have been touched on at some point (if so, please direct me over to that thread) but I have been thinking a lot lately about the relationship between these two men, Jim Henson and Mel Brooks. I know that Mel Brooks comedies were very big in the 70s and into the 80s and the style, like the Muppets, rode on the cleverly ridiculous. Mel Brooks had a roster of actors that would appear regularly in his movies. With that, I noticed that The Muppet Movie had cameos by not only Brooks himself, but also by several of his regular actors... Carol Kane, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman. Maybe it’s just coincidence as these were very popular actors at the time anyway, but I found it very interesting.