Jim Henson Vs. Stan Lee

Liam: God of kid’s shows, Prophet of Disney channel, Moses of puppets. Ladies and gentleman, I introduce Jim Henson. Henson was a creative mastermind in front of and behind the camera. Both of his hit shows “The Muppet Show” and “Sesame Street” blew up as soon as they aired on televisions at home. Personally, I watched both The Muppets and the Sesame Street gang, and without them I would not have had a childhood. They, as I’m sure they were for other young children, were my world.

Trenton: One commonality between Stan Lee and Jim Henson is their appeal to youth. Lee and Henson have very similar mind sets, but their ideas are worlds apart. Unfortunately for Henson, Lee has risen to the top of childhood icons. Being in as much of a large part of the Marvel comic book universe as he is, Lee is a name known to many children. Nowadays kids are more excited to see superheroes than talking socks.

Liam: Now, Stan Lee over here has been irrelevant to my life as a toddler for as long as I know it. Lee may come up with some interesting stuff, but compared to Henson, ironically, it is childish. Lee basically is now a telemarketing scam to make as much money as he possibly can. The funny thing is, Lee did not even come up with all his ideas. Like Trent said last month, “Marvel’s characters are carbon copies of DC’s characters.” Henson passed away on May 16, 1990, but his work still remains.

Trenton: Henson may have once been the so- called “god of kid’s shows,” but Lee is now the god of kid’s minds. Yes, the world Lee created has become so widespread it might as well be a pandemic. Lee’s influence doesn’t stop with kids, though. Both teenagers and adults enjoy his work as well. Sorry, Henson, but you are no match for Lee’s brilliance.