“Muppet Guys Talking” is a new film about the puppeteers who brought the characters to life. From Cookie Monster to Grover and Miss Piggy- every muppet has a backstory. Miss Piggy’s is tragic and involves the death of her father by a tractor.
The Muppets’ early days, Henson discouraged puppeteers from posing for photos with their characters to help suspend disbelief for young audiences.
Considering the impact and popularity of the Muppets at their height in the early 1980s, it’s surprising there aren’t more documentaries about the making of the phenomenon.