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The 53rd Grammy Awards

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The 53rd annual Grammy Awards was held on February 13, 2011 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and was broadcasted nation-wide on CBS.

The Jim Henson Company's Henson Alternative puppets performed back-up for a performance of Cee Lo Green's "Forget You" by Green along with Gwyneth Paltrow.

Brian Henson told MTV News that viewers will truly see an "unforgettable" version of the song:[1]

We have a live theater show in New York called Stuffed and Unstrung, and we've taken a bunch of the characters from that cast and made them into a band and backup singers for Cee Lo. He'll be backed by puppets who will make up a very weird and cool band.

Henson said the idea to sing with the puppets came from Green, who approached the Henson Company with a concept of what he wanted to do. Henson said, "We had never worked with him before, and he's just a fabulous guy. I think he's a lifelong fan of the Muppets, and he had a pretty good idea of what he wanted. I think it will really be an unforgettable version of the song." [1]


Cast backstage at Grammys 2010

The puppeteers backstage.


Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow


Patrick Bristow, Julianne Buescher, Alice Dinnean, Artie Esposito, Brian Henson, Sean Johnson, Drew Massey, Ted Michaels, Michael Oosterom, Michelan Sisti, Colleen Smith, Allan Trautman, Russ Walko, and Victor Yerrid.

Puppet Wrangler:

Julie Zobel


  1. 1.0 1.1 Cee Lo's Puppet-Backed Grammy Performance Will Be 'Weird And Cool'

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