Separated Twins: Jaroslav Jakubovic and The Muppets Show’s Zoot

Renowned Israeli saxophonist Jaroslav Jakubovic has an eerie similarity to Zoot, the sax player for The Muppet Show’s Electric Mayhem orchestra. But this is no fluke – Czech-born Jakubovic, working in the US during the seventies with Carly Simon, Bette Midler and Paul Simon, ran in the same circles as Jim Henson, creator of The Muppet Show who molded Zoot in his friend’s image.

Separated Twins: Jaroslav Jakubovic and The Muppets Show’s Zoot

Left:
Zoot in a photo taken in the late 1970’s on the set of The Muppet Show.
Right:
Jaroslav Jakubovic in a photo taken in 1999 for his ‘Intimate Sax’ CD.

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