21 Jun 2009 8:23 pm   //   Filed under: TV commericals, Videos

Time-waster: Muppet commercials

Did Jim Henson ever do anything that wasn’t freakishly creative? Before his high-minded career in children’s television, Henson produced TV commercials. They’re hilarious. Since many of them are online now, and it’s fun to watch these oddball 1950s and 1960s ads that show Muppets in various states of evolution. Check out this one for McGarry’s Sausage, starring a puppet that resembles Kermit:

And here’s one for Munchos featuring a what looks like Cookie Monster:

And this one is pretty excellent:

(Much more here and on YouTube. Spotted via Adfreak via Boing Boing.)