27 February 2012

The Muppets

Cute movie. Very sweet. Enjoyed even by the kids.

I'd like to see The Muppet Show back on, but in limited runs. This is an idea taking hold more recently on US cable shows, but too many US shows are locked into old the idea of 20+ shows per year. In the UK no one seems to have any problem with the notion that you do a run of shows that is as long or short as required, then wait a while and maybe put together another.

So my idea for the Muppet Show would be a seasonal run, about 5 episodes year, running from Thanksgiving to New Year's. It would the old format, in the theatre. The show-within-a-show format is pretty adaptable, and fewer episodes would make it more likely to be something to look forward to, would make it easier to book multiple guests per each show, and so on. There's clearly a lot of affection for the muppets out there. Television would be the best vehicle to tap into that. It would likely take until Easter each year to get the theme song out of my head.

1 comment:

JustJoeP said...

that would be quite fun. =)