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The Muppet Show

Original ‘Muppet Show’ TV Pitch Was As Delightfully Bonkers As You’d Expect

“The Muppet Show” might be one of the most iconic variety shows in TV history, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing.  ABC aired two pilots ― “The Muppets Valentine Show” in 1974 and “The Muppet Show: Sex and Violence” in 1975 ― then passed on a series, which led Jim Henson to create a new pitch for the series for CBS.  Muppet History, a fan-run…
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This Gay Puppeteer Helped Put ‘The Muppet Show’ On The Map And Changed TV Forever

To a generation of viewers, “The Muppet Show” remains a television anomaly ― a kid-friendly variety series that dared to embrace adult humor, too. Though it’s become synonymous with creator Jim Henson, the show might not have enjoyed its lasting success without the contribution of puppeteer Richard Hunt, who helped create some of its best-loved…
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