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Monday, June 30, 2008

RIP Kermit Love

One of the great Muppet designers and builders, Kermit Love, passed away on the 21st of this month. He helped create the world's most well known over sized canary, Big Bird and his enormous best friend, Snuffy. You can also see his work every time you see Snuggle's trademark teddy bear.
Here is another of his creations, the La Choy Dragon, voiced by Jim Henson with Frank Oz inside the costume. After that, Frank avoided doing full costume puppets as the experience was more than a little uncomfortable for him. Still, it was a great puppet, thanks to Kermit Love.
May his legecy live on. With a name like his, how could he possibly do anything less than bring joy to this world?

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