Believe it or not I only realised this year that Yoda had the same voice as Miss Piggy! Digging further I discovered that the voice artist for both was the super-talented Frank Oz, who besides his Muppet duties, also voiced the Cookie Monster and Bert from Sesame Street, firm family favourites of ours. Sesame Street was simply beautiful children's TV and I can remember the Muppets being one of those rare TV programmes, which everyone stayed in for on Sunday evenings.
Voices, like fragrances, can travel though time with you. I can can quite clearly hear Frank Oz's dulcet tones in John Landis's American Werewolf in London, one of my all time fave films. Oz plays a flustered US embassy attache, who attempts to calm the 'Kessler boy' in hospital without any success!
Reading about Oz, I read about his friend and Muppets creator, the late great Jim Henson, who were both working together with puppets way back in the early Sixties. This got me thinking as to whether they ever saw any Gerry Anderson puppet shows in the States? Wonder what they thought?