Enjoy these Fire-breathing Jim Henson Commercials

Jim Henson was one of the great, visionary creators in the moving-image field. But before all the big projects and multimedia success, Henson and his crew paid the bills by making TV commercials.

These commercials are witty, smart, funny and cool. You really get a sense of Henson's varied and diverse skills here, and his great influence on culture.

An enormous, fire-breathing dragon helps out in the kitchen

A can of spray-on fabric conditioner brings clothes to life, literally

A blue monster tricks a circus weightlifter, and enjoys a weird soda

Return of the La Choy dragon