A Muppets Anthology part 2: The La Choy Dragon

August 27, 2009

Here’s one of the ads featured in the World of Jim Henson exhibit at the EMP museum two weeks ago.  It clearly reveals the technical lineage of Big Bird on Sesame Street (the key to which was a small television inside the suit which allowed the internal puppeteer to see what he was doing):

The La Choy dragon, late 1960’s.  That’s not my Mom, but she could have pulled it off.

But it gets better.  Enjoy the fake “making of” reel that Henson and company put together, the audience for which must have been other advertising people:

And here’s where it gets even better: That very chow mien (fortified with leftover chicken and/or turkey meat) and those very noodles were enjoyed greatly by your truly as a youngster in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s.

Connections connections.

Shoot, I’m gonna have some of that this weekend.

One Response to “A Muppets Anthology part 2: The La Choy Dragon”

  1. Momma Jane Says:

    Honey, I hope it’s as delicious as you remember from the old days! I’m still laughing at all the explosions!

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