Chicken Liver Puppet from Sam and Friends

Chicken Liver Puppet from Sam and Friends

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Description (Brief)
Chicken Liver (also known as Theodore) is a puppet with a big head and a long nose from Sam and Friends. This is the original Chicken Liver puppet created by Jim and Jane Henson in 1959. Sam and Friends was a five-minute show that aired on the local NBC affiliate station in Washington, D.C., WRC-TV. It featured a cast of hand puppets created by Jim Henson and his eventual wife Jane Nebel that often lip-synched to popular songs or comedy records. It aired from 1955 to 1961.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
puppet
date made
1959
performer
Henson, Jim
maker
Henson, Jane
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
leather (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25 in x 9 in x 9 in; 63.5 cm x 22.86 cm x 22.86 cm
ID Number
2010.0144.10
accession number
2010.0144
catalog number
2010.0144.10
Credit Line
Gift from the Family of Jim Henson
subject
Puppetry
Television
Television broadcasts
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Jim Henson
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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