This week, we bid farewell to singer and sausage titan Jimmy Dean who died at the age of 81. For those who primarily think of the sausage aspect of his personality, look below for a clip of the man himself on his variety show, featuring none other than legendary Muppet Rowlf the Dog. (Warning: features hardcore karate moves.) And if you only think of Jimmy Dean’s gastronomic exploits in a negative light, here Slate‘s Dan Mitchell sketches out the decline and collapse of the brand from a quality perspective. Don’t blame Dean; blame Sara Lee.

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