The Muppets are back on ABC with a new series, but the characters have a long history on television and film. The original series, The Muppet Show, aired between 1976 and 1981, and it had a variety format.
Toughpigs.com is a Muppet fansite, and they have found the most famous prop from the series in a box at The Jim Henson Company. The video below shows the unveiling of the original sign used on the series.
Joe Hennes, Ryan Roe, and Dave Hulteen were joined by Karen Falk for the unveiling of this special item. It does look smaller than it appeared on television, but it is an iconic piece of television history.
The new Muppets have had a difficult start. Not every viewer appreciates the new more adult reality series take the series has taken on.
Were you a fan of the original Muppet Show? Do you watch the new series? Tell us what you think.
The new show is neither funny nor family fare, at least not to those of us who were fans of the original Muppet Show, the Muppet movies, or Sesame Street. Whatever possessed ABC to go “the office” with the reboot? The ratings show that this format lacks the intelligent banter, multilevel humor and accessibility of the old series. If they want to save the Muppets TV fortunes, perhaps they should at least try to resurrect The Muppet Show’s original format. They can still play it off as a show inside a show, but leave “edgy” to the scripted faux reality… Read more »
Thanks so much for sharing our video! Just one thing: You’ve got the names wrong. We’re Joe Hennes, Ryan Roe, and Dave Hulteen. (Jerome and Johnny worked behind the camera.)
Fixed! Sorry about that. You guys do a great job! 🙂
Not a fan, never was. So I really don’t count.