Muppets' chairman talks magic, madness of loveable American icons

ByReggie Aqui and Andrew Morris KGO logo
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Muppets' chairman talks history behind American icons
From Kermit and Miss Piggy to Fozzie Bear and Beaker, the Muppets have been a staple of American comedy and culture for six decades. Chairman Brian Henson joined ABC7 News to talk its history and the new series 'Earth to Ned' on Disney Plus.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Try to imagine a world without the Muppets. It's gloomier, if not impossible. From Kermit to Miss Piggy, or Fozzie Bear and Beaker, the Muppets have shaped six decades of American comedy and culture at large.

You would be hard-pressed to find a bigger fan than ABC7 News Anchor Reggie Aqui.

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Brian Henson, chairman of the legendary Jim Henson Company and son of Jim, joined ABC7's Midday Live to share his true meaning of the beloved Muppets cast, as well as the latest characters to join the Muppets arena on Disney+.

It's a must-watch interview for any Muppets fan so be sure to click the video above to watch, and be sure to tune in to Midday Live, weekdays at 11 a.m. on ABC7 News.