THE DELTA 341 THE DELTA 341 JIM HENSON Born in the Delta, the creator of The Muppets and the genius behind Sesame Street lived in Mississippi until fifth grade. Jim Henson is best known for creating the beloved characters Kermit the Frog, Oscar the Grouch, Big Bird, Miss Piggy, and many others. Henson was a pioneer in creative puppeteering. One of his first innovations was using the edge of the television as the puppet stage in ancient prosceniums. A small museum in Leland near the place where Jim Henson grew up celebrates Henson’s life and his most popular creation: Kermit the Frog.