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Test Yourself

Quiz: How well do you know the Muppets?

The felt family been going strong for almost 50 years.

IN HONOUR OF the birthday of late puppeteer and filmmaker Jim Henson, we challenge you to show your knowledge of his most famous creations – The Muppets.

Henson first brought the characters to life on TV in the ’70s and they’ve had dozens of films, specials and spin-offs since.

Henson would have been 86 yesterday.

You have to respect a man who singlehandedly ruined the name Kermit as a baby name for eternity.

Tonight we’re asking you: How much do you know about the Muppets?

How many voice actors has Kermit had since his creation in 1955?

What word is combined with puppet to make 'Muppet'?

One early episode of The Muppet Show had quite a weird name. What was it?
Sex and Violence
Yearning for Death

Impeach President Bush
War Crime
What honourary title was Kermit given in 1996?

Freeman of the City of Limerick
Which of these traits do most Muppets have in common?
Blue eyes
Big noses

No eyebrows
Characters often have their names changed in other countries for cultural reasons. In Arabic, Kermit is known as 'Kamel', a name that means perfect. How wholesome. What is his name to Spanish fans?

El Frog Creature
How did the relationship between Miss Piggy and Kermit change in 2015?
They got married
They split up

They had a frog-pig abomination
They started an open relationship
Which of these other famous puppets did Jim Henson play a small part in developing?
Dustin the Turkey

Which character did celebrities and guest stars on the Muppet Show ask to feature with the most?
Miss Piggy

The Swedish Chef
What channel was The Muppet Show produced for?

Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Gonzo the Great
Nice one
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Mah Na Mah Not Bad
You know your marionettes from your puppets
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You might want to think about who the real Muppet is
(It's you)
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