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Original pitch video for The Muppet Show

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 06, 2012

Jim Henson made this pitch video to sell The Muppet Show to CBS. It starts a bit slow but stick with it.

There's also a scene with Kermit right at the end which unfortunately didn't make it into the clip.

After Leo's powerful speech, Kermit appears from off-screen against a CBS logo and shrugs, "What the hell was that all about?"

And just because, here's the opening theme song of The Muppet Show. (via @gavinpurcell)

Cookie Monster wants to host SNL

posted by Jason Kottke   Nov 23, 2010

Here's his audition video:

Fantastic idea...I would love to see a Saturday Night Live with Sesame Street characters. Hey, if 30 Rock is really The Muppet Show...