The Country Trio, the finest felt-based hillbilly band.

(L-R) Jim, Frank, & Jerry
(L-R) Jim, Frank, & Jerry     (via Jim Henson’s Red Book)

Frank Oz was on The Colbert Report, and Stephen Colbert asked him whether there was a Frank Oz puppet. Oz denied it, but the Muppet fanboy I am yelled at the TV, “THERE WAS! THE COUNTRY TRIO!!!” Episode 105 of The Muppet Show debuted the Country Trio, consisting of puppet versions of Jim Henson (banjo), Frank Oz (bass), and Jerry Nelson (guitar). The resemblance is uncanny, right?

Frank, Jim, & Jerry
Frank, Jim, & Jerry

Three geniuses playing around with their felty doppelgängers. Coolest thing ever – at least when I saw it. (FYI: I think a lot of things are the coolest thing ever.)

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