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The inside story of the Muppets

“Jim Henson: The Biography,” by Brian Jay Jones, is one of the most pleasurable audiobooks I’ve spent time with this year.

It opens with a beautiful scene, in which we learn that whenever a child arrived on the set of “Sesame Street,” director Jon Stone yelled, “Blue sky!” so the ragtag band of hippie puppeteers and television crew members knew to moderate their language.