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Nov. 28th, 2011

I saw The Muppets yesterday and it led me to get an idea. Maybe Disney, Sesame Workshop, and the Henson company should make a documentary-miniseries about the history of Jim Henson and the Muppets, think "The Beatles Anthology" or "Monty Python: Amost The Truth" here's what the outline could be...

Episode 1: Henson's early life; Getting into TV; meeting Jane Nabel; creating "Sam and Friends"; making commericals; hiring Jerry Juhl, Frank Oz, etc; making commericals, Time Piece and other films; appearances on Sullivan and Carson, helping develop and new kid's show on public TV.

Episode 2: Sesame Street; Sesame Street's sucess and popularity; Kermit becoming a full fledged frog; attempting to pitch the Muppet Show; Land of Gorch on SNL and it's failure; Lord Lew Grade taking interest in the Muppet Show.

Episode 3: The Muppet Show; Filming in England, Guest Stars, The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, Muppets Take Manthattan, Founding the Creature Shop

Episode 4: Fraggle Rock, Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Muppet Babies, The Jim Henson Hour, The Storyteller, Henson's death

Episode 5: Post-Henson, The 90s-2000s, current projects, Sesame Street today; "The Muppets" movie, future speculations....

Imagine all the clips and interveiws and sources (the Muppet Wiki included) they could use for this!

One suggestion for clips...in episode 5, the Wrong Sounding Muppets skit from Family Guy


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Dec. 4th, 2011 04:29 pm (UTC)
Re: It's so crazy...
Now if we only can where to air it and the right audience to appeal it to: kids, adults, families, nerds?
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