Jim Henson's Original Pitch for The Muppet Show Is a Thing of Beauty

This isn't exactly new, but it's worth a watch because it will remind you of just how much you loved The Muppet Show. It's an original pitch that Jim Henson made for the show to sell it to CBS, and it's quite a tour de force. It's all the best things—the knowing humor, the visual tricks, the pure charm—that ended up making the Muppets so lovable, and it's all condensed into under three minutes. It even foretells the Muppets eventual fame ("We'll all be famous... We'll all get temperamental and hard to work with, but you won't care! Because we'll all make a lot of money!") and offers a glimpse of Kermit's mother. Sure you'll laugh, but it'll make you miss Jim Henson so hard, you might have to play "The Rainbow Connection" on repeat and cry it out.

[Via The Mary Sue]


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