The Muppets are a group of comedic puppet characters originally created by Jim Henson who have appeared in multiple television series and films since the 1950s. The majority of the characters listed here originated on The Muppet Show, a television series that aired from 1976 to 1981. Since then, several more characters have been introduced in other television series, as well as theatrical films.
The first Muppet characters appeared as early as 1955, in Sam and Friends, a Washington, D.C.-based show that was on the air for six years. Kermit the Frog was one of the show's regulars, and thus was one of Henson's first Muppet creations. The characters became a household name after their appearance in the children's television program Sesame Street. Henson was initially reluctant to become involved with Sesame Street because he feared being pigeon-holed as a children's performer, but agreed to work on the show to further his social goals. The characters created for that series are now owned by the Sesame Workshop, the producers of Sesame Street, and are now considered a separate franchise.
The village was platted in 1831 at the St. Joseph River's confluence with the Fawn River, where three families had settled. Constantine was named for the Roman emperor Constantine the Great. A gristmill, the first in the county to run by water, had been built there in 1830.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.77 square miles (4.58km2), of which 1.61 square miles (4.17km2) is land and 0.16 square miles (0.41km2) is water.