Thomas Dolby Explains How A Synthesizer Works On Jim Henson’s Kids Show

Yes, THAT Thomas “She Blinded Me With Science” Dolby. He’s currently the Music Director for the TED Conference, and a Professor of the Arts at Johns Hopkins University.

But before this, he appeared on Jim Henson’s The Ghost of Faffner Hall series explaining to the Muppets how a synthesizer works. When Farkas buys a robot to help him get rid of the musicians of Faffner Hall on Make a New Sound Day, the gang borrows some parts from the robot to construct a synthesizer so they can make all kinds of new sounds. Fughetta doesn’t understand how a synthesizer works so the Wild Impressario turns to his best source, Thomas Dolby, to explain it to her.