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Jim Henson's handwritten pitch piece for an early Muppets appearance on a 1974 Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass television special. Before the Muppets had their own show, Henson showed them to the world on this show which aired 13 October 1974. Jim Henson in his own hand here presents early versions of Gonzo and Beautiful Day Monster in a comedic segment. Henson writes: ''PUPPET COMEDY PIECE / 'Give Me Five Minutes More' / In which a big ugly female monster pursues a meek little guy trying to hug & kiss him, and singing to him, 'Give me five minutes more' etc. At tag - she runs into H. Alpert at band & chases him off. Done against cyc - no set or foreground.'' The puppeteer has affixed a Polaroid of the mismatched monsters he envisions. Single-page characterization measures 6.75'' x 10.5''. Framed inside a transparent acrylic case equipped for wall mounting to an overall size of 10.5'' x 14.5''. Toning to paper and fading to ink and photos, else near fine. With provenance from Bonham's.
Jim Henson Handwritten Notes of a ''Muppets'' Segment From a Very Early TV Special -- ''PUPPET COMEDY PIECE'' -- With Original Polaroid of Gonzo & Beautiful Day Monster
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