Pre-Muppets sell Wilkins Coffee

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 27, 2007 in Animation |

This is a great early series of television ads by Jim Henson:

I love the dark sense of humor in the ads! Here’s some background info from Wikipedia:

“The success of Sam and Friends led to a series of guest appearances on network talk and variety shows. Henson himself appeared as a guest on many shows, including The Ed Sullivan Show. The greatly increased exposure led to hundreds of commercial appearances (mostly for Wilkins Coffee) by Henson characters through the 1960s. Being puppets, they have been able to get away with a greater level of slapstick violence than might be acceptable with human actors.”

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