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Well, it turns out that Friday the 13th was pretty luck for two JHM readers. Because Beth Strutz and Todd Burnside (who was playing for his 8 year-old son) just won copies of Ridley Pearson's new "Kingdom Keepers" book, "Shell Game."

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Congratulations to Beth & Todd. I'll be putting your "Kingdom Keepers" books in the mail bright & early on Monday. So please keep an eye out for those hardcovers. They should be popping up in your mailbox sometime towards the end of next week.

And as for the dozens of other folks who sent in answers to my Gorda Cay trivia questions ... Please don't be blue because you didn't win that particular JHM contest. Because there's a new one getting started right now.

And seeing as the Muppets have in the news a lot over the past day or so (what with Kermit & Co. being named as the Official Family Ambassadors for New York City) ...

Gonzo, Miss Piggy, NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta, Kermit and Pepe look on as
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed that the Muppets have been
name as New York City's Family Ambassadors. Photo by Julienne Schaer

... and Nicholas Stoller revealing to Collider that he and James Bobin are already 13 pages into writing their follow-up to "The Muppets" (which won't be a sequel per se, but -- rather -- a comedy caper that will then introduce some brand-new Muppet characters along with all of our old favorites) ...

... I thought that it might be fun to give away two -- count 'em, two -- copies of a long out-of-print Muppets-related tome, "Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles: A Muppet Sketchbook." Originally published back in February of 2001 by Harry N. Abrams, this 128-page hardcover takes a detailed look at the earlier part of Henson's career, back when he was just getting started working in television. And as you page through this handsomely illustrated sketchbook, you can actually look on as Jim settles on the distinctive look for some of his more iconic Muppet characters.

And seeing as "Jim Henson's Designs and Doodles: A Muppet Sketchbook" looks back on the beginnings of Henson's illustrious career ... Well, that's what this week's trivia questions will be about. To be specific:

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1) What was the name of the TV series that Jim produced for WRC-TV?
2) Name the coffee company that Henson produced commercials for
2) Which Muppet character was a regular on "The Jimmy Dean Show?"

Please send your answers along to [email protected] More importantly, please be aware that this contest closes at 12 midnight ET on Thursday, April 19th. The two winners (who will be randomly selected from the correct entries that come in over the next six days) will be announced as part of next Friday's Why For column.

So -- again -- congratulations to Beth & Todd. And good luck to those of you who will be entering this week's trivia contest. Have a great weekend, okay?

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