Happy Birthday Frank OZ


The man, the myth, the legend – Frank Oz – celebrates his 72nd birthday today.

Oz was Jim Henson’s right-hand man from the beginning, helping to create some of the most memorable characters (as demonstrated above), as well as Star Wars’ Yoda.

But Oz has gone on to build a second, and highly accomplished, career as a film director.  Just check out his credits.

So thanks, Frank, for bring us so much joy and inspiration!

And if you’d like to show your love for Oz, consider sporting some character socks.


Stance Yoda socks.


Animal socks.


Cookie Monster socks.


Fozzie Bear socks (waka waka).


Bert socks.


Miss Piggy socks.

And, of course…


Super Grover socks, via TonsOfSocks.com.

Thanks Norman

Big ‘THANK YOU’ to friend of Footnotes, Norman Stiles for his help and guidance.

Among many other credits, Norman was the head writer for Sesame Street for over twenty years.  As well, he produced the popular PBS show Between the Lions, which promoted literacy.

Norman is now developing a web series for new parents: Baby & Toddler Parenthood News Network.  You can read his article about it at Kidscreen.

There’s also an interview with Norman at Tough Pigs, the Muppets fan site.