Jim Henson

He didn’t set out to be a puppeteer. He just wanted to work in TV.

But at seventeen years old, when he went looking for a job at a local TV station, they rejected him.

While there, he saw a sign on a nearby bulletin board. They were looking for a puppeteer.

Jim Henson went to the library, checked out a book on puppetry, built a few puppets, and returned to the station.

“Now I am a puppeteer, will you hire me?”

They gave him five minutes.

It was all Jim Henson needed.