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Muppet mayhem in 2002
Even with the year-long uncertainty of a company sale, the Muppet Show's 25th anniversary celebration was in full force through appearances, collectibles, and a new made-for-tv movie. Read the 2002 Year in Review for all the details.

2002 Archives

Financing could cause Valentine's deal to unravel
December 27, 2002

Valentine wants to bring the Muppets back to prominence
December 25, 2002

EM.TV to sell 49.9% of Henson to Dean Valentine
December 24, 2002

Disney set to bid for Muppets
December 18, 2002

Anyone want the Muppets for Christmas?
December 9, 2002

Palisades Muppet figure release schedule
Updated: December 8, 2002

Four suitors are in pursuit of Henson
Decmeber 6, 2002

Valentine could pull Muppet strings with bid to acquire Henson
December 5, 2002

New Christmas movie premieres at theatrical screening party
November 26, 2002

Farscape fans produce a grassroots commercial to save show
November 23, 2002

Kermit unveils Macy's Famous Holiday Window featuring the Muppets
November 21, 2002

Greener Pastures: Muppets make a comeback with a Christmas caper
November 17, 2002

Kermit honored at Hollywood Walk of Fame
November 15, 2002

NBC's Muppet Christmas movie to air Friday November 29th
November 14, 2002

New Bear plush and figures coming from Equity Marketing
November 13, 2002

Muppets wrap up new MasterCard commercial for November debut
November 1, 2002

New Kermit balloon will premiere at the Macy's Thanksgiving parade
October 29, 2002

Michael Frith and Kathy Mullen team for an Afgan mission
October 14, 2002

Classic Henson remakes on new CD "For the Kids"
October 13, 2002

More talks expected on $128 million bid for Henson
October 10, 2002

Billionaire Saban wants to buy the Muppets
October 8, 2002

The Muppet Movie honored at Pennsylvania film festival on October 13
October 6, 2002

Caroll Spinney awarded the 2003 Legacy for Children Award
October 1, 2002

Thirty minutes cut from the Muppet Christmas TV movie
September 27, 2002

Laura Bush visits Sesame Street for season 34
September 19, 2002

Sci-Fi responds to Farscape's cancellation
September 18, 2002

South Africa's Sesame Street Gets HIV+ Muppet
September 17, 2002

Farscape Canceled: Fans Launch Immediate Effort to Save Show
September 9, 2002

New Australian series "Bambaloo" enters production
September 5, 2002

More Time-Life Muppet DVD's will arrive in September
August 22, 2002

New Muppet CD gets renamed and a cover
August 19, 2002

The Evolution of Palisades Series 3
August 10, 2002

Nickelodeon acquires Sesame Workshop's interest in Noggin
August 7, 2002

Original Gordon, Matt Robinson dies
August 6, 2002

Hour-long Bear special planned for 9/11
August 5, 2002

Muppet compilation CD arrives September 17, 2002
July 27, 2002

Free Henson DVD's will arrive in boxes of General Mills Cereals this fall
July 25, 2002

NBC's Muppet Christmas Movie begins filming
July 24, 2002

Construction Site in production for fourth season
July 23, 2002

Chicago Speedway: Free the Muppets
July 18, 2002

Good Boy! Looking for a Good Boy
July 16, 2002

An HIV-positive Muppet comes to South Africa
July 11, 2002

New series, Animal Jam wraps production
July 2, 2002

Henson reigns supreme as the king of evergreen
July 1, 2002

Starz to premiere Kermit's Swamp Years in August
June 27, 2002

Weezer's Muppet Show video debuts July 14
June 26, 2002

Kermit among Walk of Fame honorees
June 22, 2002

Columbia Tri-Star will release 20 Muppet Show DVD's
June 14, 2002

Jim Henson Television wins three Saturn Awards
June 11, 2002

Kermit and stars play the palace at the Queen's Jubilee
June 3, 2002

Kermit and Piggy "race the truck" in new commercials
June 2, 2002

Brian Henson steps down as JHC chairman
May 31, 2002

Swamp Years ends production with September release
May 24, 2002

Variety reports "Muppet Sale Looms"
May 22, 2002

It's a Grand Slam: The Muppets arrive at Denny's
May 16, 2002

Request widescreen Treasure Island and Christmas Carol DVD's
April 24, 2002

Mr. Elmo goes to Washington
April 23, 2002

Muppets will arrive on next generation game consoles
April 18, 2002

'Play with Me Sesame' travels nationwide for mall tour
March 21, 2002

Noggin changes schedule and adds new Sesame series
March 20, 2002

Farscape computer game slated for June debut
March 15, 2002

Muppets to get restyled for new Fox series
March 7, 2002

Muppet cars will zoom at NASCAR this summer
February 21, 2002

Pepe's Longue debuts on-line at Long John Silvers
February 17, 2002

Holiday Muppet movie sealed with a kiss at NBC
February 15, 2002

Bear in the Big Blue House tapes episode 100
February 12, 2002

Muppet Show Busts to be released by Sideshow
February 11, 2002

Carnival Musical: A Showcase for Muppets
February 7, 2002

UK "Best of the Muppet Show" DVD arrives in March
February 6, 2002

DivX licenses MPEG-4 to the Jim Henson Company
February 1, 2002

Bear toys and dinnerware arrive at Sbarros
January 31, 2002

Frank Oz to receive Cinematic Imagery Award on Feb. 23
January 22, 2002

New series Jim Henson's Frog School in development
January 8, 2002

9/11 echoes on Sesame Street
January 4, 2002

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