Generally I discover myself in discussions about what it might be like in the event that they made a biopic about Jim Henson. I can’t think about why this retains taking place to me, however I attempt to play alongside anyway. The difficulty is, I can by no means consider an actor who seize’s Jim Henson’s “vibe.”
In fact, most of that might come from the efficiency. His vibe is outlined by little issues like the best way he spoke and the best way he didn’t converse, the best way he stood tall and sat low, and the best way he’d wiggle his finger at all the things on the dessert tray at eating places whereas questioning the waiter about every one. Even nonetheless, I can’t assist however marvel which actor most intently resembles Jim Henson by way of bodily look.
Naturally, I not too long ago determined to review numerous photos of Jim Henson to lastly resolve the query of who can be the proper bodily match for him. At the very least I thought that’s what I used to be going to do, however I bumped into an issue: no one seems like Jim Henson.
No person. Not even a bit of bit. Which may sound prefer it’s not saying a lot since all people is exclusive. Heck, I’m certain there have been a dozen Sesame Road songs about how completely different folks can look from one another, most likely with lyrics like, “Hey there, kiddies! Guess what? No person seems such as you. No person. Not even a bit of bit. Which may sound prefer it’s not saying a lot since all people is exclusive. Heck, I’m certain there have been a dozen ladybugs on the ladybug picniiiiiiiiic!”
Nonetheless, Jim Henson’s look is so distinct, and it’s wonderful that most individuals simply speak about his peak. Apparently, his driver’s license says he’s 6’ 1”, however Frank Oz swears that may’t be true as a result of Frank is 6’ 1” and Jim was twice as tall, as seen right here:
In fact, that image’s from Frank Oz’s creativeness. It’s not actual. We made it up. It’s all fiction.
These subsequent few photos, nevertheless, received’t be made up. We’re going to review just a few photos of Jim Henson that spotlight his distinct options. This isn’t a important piece – all people’s stunning, and now we have a specific affection right here at ToughPigs for all the things about Jim’s aura – however it’s fascinating to take a better take a look at the person we have fun in most all the things we do round right here.
Let’s begin with an image of his face from when it wasn’t completely lined with hair.
Have a look at this man. Have a look at his eyes! Have a look at his nostril! Have a look at his mouth! One of the best phrase I’ve ever heard anybody use to explain this pre-biblical-beard Jim Henson is dashing, and I’d have beloved to see him as a ‘50s film star. These scars would have made him excellent for a movie noir. It’s virtually a disgrace he lined up a lot of his face. Let’s zoom in on some particular options…
He’s Bought Two Eyes
Ever discover how Jim’s eyes don’t fairly look in the identical course? It’s true! Look him up on Google Photos and also you’ll discover it in virtually all his images now. Gosh, Don Sahlin will need to have hated it. I, nevertheless, love his gorgeous gaze. With these deep-set eyes of blue beneath mild eyebrows, his stare had such an unbelievable energy to it, and I’ve lengthy suspected that a part of why my Jim-focused Twitter accounts grabbed folks like they did is the best way the profile photos I used all centered on Jim’ stare. He seems proper into your soul..
He’s Bought Two Ears
This man has no earlobes. Or, reasonably, he has hooked up earlobes, which I didn’t know a lot about earlier than I began penning this. I Googled the time period and ended up on some random medical web site that stated the next: “Hooked up earlobes will not be uncommon however are additionally not generally discovered.” Very informative. I simply assumed he’d gotten the surgical procedure to make his ears look extra like Muppet ears. I hope you’ll all want me luck once I get mine.
He’s Bought a Mouth
Once I was a pupil on the College of Maryland, I spent loads of time on the Jim Henson bench, all of the little particulars that make that statue so nice. Considered one of my favorites has all the time been that they obtained the enamel proper. Jim’s obtained one entrance tooth stepping out in entrance of the opposite. I wish to name it “the upstager.” Jim will need to have beloved that little man.
He’s Bought a Cheek Proper Right here
It’s like he has very toned cheek muscle mass from flexing them by smiling and laughing on a regular basis.
And Right here He’s Bought One other Cheek
Yup, there he goes, flexing these cheeks!
He’s Bought a Nostril
A part of why Jim appears so, so tall is his lengthy face, and far of what makes his face so lengthy is his nostril. It goes on for miles. It’s not lengthy in the identical course as Jughead’s nostril, however they’re most likely comparable in measurement.
He’s Bought a Chin
I’m all the time jealous of his facial hair. It’s so full and so scruffy. It compliments his coiffure, which, by the ‘80s, was skinny on high and lengthy within the again. In context, although, it’s straightforward to see what all of us ought to have identified: Jim’s beard isn’t even near being his most distinctive function. It’s, nevertheless, a part of one fantastic face, and a part of why no one seems like Jim Henson.
Click on right here to admire Ernie for getting Elmo to sing the phrase “me” in “One Advantageous Face” on the ToughPigs discussion board!
by JD Hansel