- Jun 2, 2004
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"We did puppets that day. That afternoon he [Jim Henson] called Frank in, and I met Frank for the first time. He came in and did a couple of puppets with me and we played for a little bit. It was a very playful day. The next 2 or 3 days I was there, it was just meeting people and talking. I met David Lazer, who was executive producer of The Muppet Show. Then we just sat around Jim’s office and talked. I had some of my puppets that I showed them. It was just talking, and it was so much less about seeing how good I was, because I was not that good, than seeing what type of person I was. It was all about that, and how you were going to mix with the group. I was very nervous. I was just in awe of the whole experience… Just in shock."Im just going to leave this here!
I reiterate: Jim was an excellent judge of character and talent.
I don't believe for a second that Steve changed, or let the fame go to his head.
If they did have a hard time getting Steve to set, as the Henson children claim, it was to a set where he would be forced to make Kermit do and say things that were completely out-of-character.