A few weeks back, we featured the pilot of The Muppet Show that first aired on ABC in 1975. When you watch it, you’ll be struck by two things — 1) the unexpected title, “Sex & Violence,” and the show’s somewhat jarring focus on an adult market. Today, we’re featuring another milestone in Muppet Show history — the original pitch reel Jim Henson made when trying to sell the series to CBS. The pitch confidently promises the moon and more, but it’s nothing Henson couldn’t deliver on. Enjoy, and don’t miss Henson’s 1969 Puppet-Making Primer. It’s a little gem.
via Laughing Squid
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