Margaret Lyons
September 14, 2010 AT 02:54 PM EDT

Behold: Jim Henson turning spoons and cups into emotive, charming puppets. This segment from Iowa Public Television in 1969 is totally mesmerizing — the random household scraps instantly come alive not with fancy decorations but with gentle, simple motions. Spoonhead and Paperface, you guys never got your due:

(BTW, paging Chris Parnell. We found your long lost twin.)

I spotted a proto-Praire Dawn there towards the end. What about you, PopWatchers? Did you spot any early incarnations of a beloved Muppet? [via]

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