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A group of puppet characters created in the 1950s by Jim Henson who have appeared in numerous TV shows and films, most famously Sesame Street and The Muppet Show.

The Muppets are a group of puppet characters created since 1950 by Jim Henson beginning with the introduction of Kermit the Frog on Sam and Friends in 1955 through shows such as Sesame Street in 1969 and The Muppet Show in 1974.

From The Muppets on Wikipedia.

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