23 Invaluable Life Lessons You Learned From Jim Henson

Everything you know you probably learned from puppets.

1. Nothing’s better than hanging with your bestie.


Whether or not your best friend should be imaginary is up for discussion.

2. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

Sony Pictures / Jim Henson Pictures

Sony Pictures / Jim Henson Pictures


Nothing kick starts your day like cereal that “talks” to you.

3. Don’t trust a much older man in super tight meggings.

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No matter how good he is with his hands.

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4. All work and no play makes you dull as a Doozer.


5. It’s okay to indulge.

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om nom nom nom nom.

6. Positive body image is so important.

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“Style comes in all shapes and sizes. Therefore, the bigger you are, the more style you have.”— Miss Piggy

And you can listen to Miss Piggy. She be lookin’ good.


I mean damn.

That’s one sexy sow, my friends.

7. Getting clean is (almost) as fun as getting dirty.


8. Friends come in all sizes.

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9. Respect your elders.

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They know a lot of junk that you don’t. Jussayin.

10. You can’t help who you love.

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You’re not supposed to!

11. Having talented friends comes in handy.




If only for entertainment’s sake.

12. It’s okay to be a little weird.

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13. There is always someone who understands.

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No matter what’s going on with you, there’s someone who can empathize.

14. Life isn’t always fair.

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15. Stealing is wrong.

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Even if you don’t get caught.

16. It’s okay to be afraid sometimes.

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Dealing with the struggle between light and dark ain’t easy!

17. Get plenty of exercise.

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And this coming from characters who rarely use their legs.

18. Hanging with the wrong crowd can suck the life out of you.

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Skeksis ain’t nothin’ but thugs.

19. It’s okay to ask for help if you’re stuck on a problem.


Math or otherwise.

20. Eat your veggies.

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“Bork, bork, bork” loosely translated means “Vegetables are good for you.” So yeah.

21. Sometimes bullies just need someone to listen.

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Take a leap (get it?) of faith and you might make a new friend.

22. Always follow your dreams.

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That’s what it’s all about, folks.

23. And finally: pay no attention to haters.

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Cuz they gone hate.


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