When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

26 October 2005

It's time to play the music... it's time to light the lights...

The Muppet Show was a staple of my childhood, a child- and adult-friendly variety show featuring the lovable Henson puppets we had all become familiar with on Sesame Street.

Disney recently bought out the Jim Henson empire, and it looks like they're getting ready to revive the TV franchise. Brace yourselves and get ready to meet America's Next Muppet:
The Muppets could come back to primetime television with their own reality show. ABC has ordered a script and five episode outlines for "America's Next Muppet," in which viewers may join in choosing the newest member of the puppet family that includes Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, a network spokeswoman said Tuesday.
If this is done correctly, with the same sly, subversive sensibility that the Henson stable used to apply to their parodies, it might be really good.

'Muppets' May Return to Primetime TV - AP, via Yahoo! News

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