Monday, November 7, 2011
Tuesday's Forgotten TV: Tales of the Tinkerdee
This week's Tuesday's Forgotten is, I admit, a bit of a cheat, as the TV program I'm showcasing this week never even aired.
Tales of the Tinkerdee was an unaired pilot created in 1962 by Jim Henson and starring the Muppets. The show is set in the medieval land of Tinkerdee and involves the birthday party of the land's princess and a witch's plan to crash the party when she is uninvited. The only Muppet character that is instantly recognizable is Kermit (not yet a frog and not going by that name here) appearing as a minstrel/Greek chorus, but the king and witch characters would be used in later Muppets TV specials.
Here, in glorious black and white, is Tales of the Tinkerdee. Enjoy!