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Jim Lewis (born December 23, 1955) is an American writer known for his work with The Jim Henson Company and The Muppets. Lewis first worked with the Muppets as the editor of Muppet Magazine. The book Before You Leap, which was credited to Kermit the Frog, was written by Lewis. The Disney Channel program Studio DC: Almost Live was also produced by him.

Lewis grew up in Boonton, New Jersey and attended Boonton High School.[1]

Writing credits[]

Barney & Friends[]

  1. Pets
  2. Vets
  3. Sharing
  4. Differences
  5. Bop 'til You Drop
  6. The Sleepless Sleepover
  7. Best in Show
  8. The Chase
  9. A Game for Everyone: A Sports Adventure

Other Writing Credits[]

  • Wow, You're a Cartoonist! (1988)
  • Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear (1988)
  • The Jim Henson Hour - Miss Piggy's Hollywood (with Bill Prady) (1989)
  • Muppet Sing Alongs (1993)
  • The Animal Show (1994-1996)
  • Muppet Time (1994)
  • Muppet Classic Theater (with Bill Prady) (1994)
  • Muppets Tonight (1996)
  • Telling Stories with Tomie dePaola (2001)
  • The Muppet Show Live (2001)
  • Kermit's Swamp Years (2002)
  • It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002)
  • The Muppets Present...Great Moments in American History(2016)[2]


  1. Paik, Eugene "Boonton Museum Honors Accomplished Alumni", The Star-Ledger, June 19, 2009. Accessed June 20, 2009. "To Lewis, a former writer for The Jim Henson Company, Boonton's school on Lathrop Avenue appears to have a special knack for churning out fame-bound graduates."
  2. WDW’s new “The Muppets Present … Great Moments in American History” show brings authentic Muppet mayhem to Liberty Square

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