A Bunch of Muppets Are Being Inducted Into the Smithsonian

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Several of Jim Henson’s Muppets will be displayed in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., Reuters reports. 21 Muppets, including characters from Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, will join Kermit the Frog in the museum’s Jim Henson Collection and will become part of its puppetry display in November. Characters like Miss Piggy, Cookie Monster, Rowlf, Bert, Ernie, Fozzie Bear, and the Swedish Chef are amongst those that were inducted in yesterday’s ceremony, which took place  on what would have been Henson’s 77th birthday.

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