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Gay Muppets on primetime?

by Adam Finley, posted Nov 19th 2006 1:57PM

brian hensonMuppet News Flash, my preferred source for the latest Muppet news, reports that the Jim Henson company is shopping around a new series to various networks called Tinseltown. The series will focus on a gay couple (a pig named Bobby and a bull named Samson) who live together and adopt a twelve year old human child. Despite a premise that some might considered a bit too controversial for a Muppet series, it's good to keep in mind that the Muppets have never been above a bit of ribald humor. Also, according to Brian Henson the series is simply a chance for the puppeteers to do something they find funny, and those who have seen the five-minute presentation tape agree the series is actually very tasteful. Well, I hope it isn't too tasteful, it wouldn't be a Henson project without some of that trademark zaniness. There's no way to know at this point if the show will ever see the light of day, but I must say the description alone has piqued my interest.

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erroneous_nick

Gayliens?!! Say it ain't so!

November 20 2006 at 9:22 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Gordy

Hmm...a Pig and a Bull...gay...nothing trite there...

November 20 2006 at 9:21 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ladi

Can't aliens be gay?

November 19 2006 at 11:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Adam Finley

Changed it to "ribald humor" as in "crude."



November 19 2006 at 8:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Adam Finley

No, I didn't.

November 19 2006 at 8:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ethan

i think you misuse the word "ribaldry" in your post.

November 19 2006 at 8:08 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Gonzo is not gay, he's alien.

November 19 2006 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
David

Damn! After such a dry spell of Muppet shows they seem like they are flooding the market now!

November 19 2006 at 6:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
purpleslog

Wasn't Gonzo a gay muppet?

November 19 2006 at 4:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Retro TV Sitcoms

In the name of diversity.

November 19 2006 at 2:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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