Early Muppet Ad #3: Wilkins Instant Coffee

In this series of ads for Wilkins Instant Coffee, Jim Henson uses a voice that’s close to what eventually became the voice of Kermit the Frog. I’m also struck by how bizarrely violent some of these ads are…

10 thoughts on “Early Muppet Ad #3: Wilkins Instant Coffee

  1. Sitting here watching this vid (instead of working), drinking Seattle’s Best. I don’t suppose old man Wilkins is still kicking…

  2. Those are a hoot!
    Violent? Yes…reminds me of how wildly destructive the Three Stooges were. And Roadrunner cartoons…etc.
    Gosh, it’s nice to see the early days of MuppetWorld. Thank you for posting this!!!!!

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