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Jim Henson's Red Book

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Yesterday there was a post noting a taping date for "Mad Mad World" pilot. Anybody know what this is? There's no historical information provided, and Muppet Wiki doesn't have a page for it. I wonder if maybe it was a series based on It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (though it was noted that The Wizard of Id was Henson's first attempt to make characters based on other properties, and this Mad Mad World pilot was tapped in 1962).
 

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Here's a cool entry that was posted today:
http://www.henson.com/jimsredbook/2011/04/19/4191980/

It discusses an unproduced project that I never even heard of, "The Varied Adventures of Mischevious Miles", which was to be a collaboration between Jim Henson, Jon Stone, and Maurice Sendak. It also talks a bit about Henson's collaborations with Sendak on Sesame Street.
 

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Here's a gread entry, regarding Out to Lunch and The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence.
 

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Here's an entry on the bicycle sequence in the Great Muppet Caper:

http://www.henson.com/jimsredbook/2011/09/04/941980/

So we finally know how they did the scene with Kermit and Miss Piggy riding in circles (which Jim Henson once said was so complicated we'd have to figure it out on our own). The photos also reveal that Brian Henson operated Scooter on a bicycle in The Muppets Take Manhattan (Brian wasn't credited in that movie, so I had no idea).
 
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