Tribute to 60 years of Sam and Friends

On May 9, 1955, Jim Henson debuted his own puppet television show called Sam and Friends. To me, Sam and Friends was one of the most inspirational things Jim Henson ever worked on. A daily, four and a half minute long show where he just had fun. It was basically a web series before the web was even invented. Here is a recreation of one of my favorite of the surviving Sam and Friends pieces. It was rehearsed and shot in all one take to simulate the ‘live’ conditions of the original show. Happy 60 years Sam and Friends!

To find out more about Sam and Friends, visit

a horse named bill
performed by
bob gibson

special thanks to
karen falk




  1. Max Brownpuppet on October 13, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Great Job!! I love it!

    • SMM on October 14, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks Max!!

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