If you’re a fan of The Muppets, get ready to geek out, because you’re about to get a chance to catch a glimpse of an indispensable part of Muppets history: The Muppet mistress that Jim Henson stimulated for himself when he and his wife were going through a bit of a bumpy spot just got a display at the Smithsonian!
Yup, it’s official. This is pretty much the coolest thing ever!
The legendary doll, which was created in 1981 when Jim and his wife were going through a lengthy period of interpersonal tension during which they became sexually and emotionally remote, was set up in a display entitled “A Lover’s Oasis: Jim Henson And Bonnie The Eagle” earlier the coming week. Guests is to be able to assure with their own eyes the tower blue-feathered 6-foot-5 Muppet that Jim Henson withdrew to for sexual friendship where reference is felt like his matrimony was crumbling.
“At first glance, Bonnie may seem to be just another Muppet with a sexy polka dot ascot and succulent red lips painted over a felt bird nose, but this puppet had a profoundly important role in both creative and personal aspects of Jim Henson’s life, ” Smithsonian curator Michelle Turner said of the presentation, which museumgoers can view behind a glass enclosing until next August. “Jim Henson created Bonnie The Eagle so he’d have a beast to make love to in secret before his wife got home from work, and we’re excited to give devotees a window into the period of the Muppet creator’s life when his wedlock was on the rocks.”
Whether you’re a Muppets diehard or merely a casual fan, you won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to see Bonnie The Eagle, because, as the Muppet that the romantically dejected Jim Henson turned to for sexuality, the character is genuinely one of the foundations of the Muppets canon. Bonnie was voiced by Frank Oz, who rendered her with a whimsical British accent for both her numerous television appearings in the ’8 0s and during the secret romantic liaisons the character shared with Henson in hotel rooms and secluded regions of the forest whenever the genius puppeteer seemed misunderstood by his wife.
So. Perfect. In addition to the Muppet itself, the showing is likewise showing the original manuscript of Bonnie’s character description written by Jim Henson: “Bonnie The Eagle is a beautiful female Muppet. Bonnie is Sam The Eagle’s cousin, and Sam is cool with us hanging out all the time. She receives older human humen more attractive than marionettes. Her concerns include sexuality, hearing my notions, and being loyal.” Understanding these terms written in Henson’s own handwriting is sure to be an awe-inspiring experience for anyone who admired his flair and one-of-a-kind mind.
Incredible. If you have any interest in the history of the Muppets, then this display is a must-see. But you better get your tickets quick: This sounds like an exhibit that mob of Henson devotees will be lining up all over the block to consider!