Video of the Day: Jim Henson’s ‘Wizard of Id’ Pilot


Before Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, there was Jim Henson’s pilot for a TV adaptation of Brant Parker and Johnny Hart’s comic strip The Wizard of Id (which debuted in 1964 and is currently drawn by Parker’s son, Jeff). The pilot featured Henson’s puppets, as well as some familiar voices (well, hello there, Kermit!) and promised to be wonderfully bonkers. Unfortunately, the show was never picked up, and by the time ABC floated the idea of a Wizard of Id movie, Henson too busy to resume the project. Watch five minutes of the pilot after the jump.

[Henson Blog via io9]