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The Muppets Want Answers About 'Lost,' and They're Going to Get Them

by Jason Hughes, posted May 6th 2010 6:00PM
Bobo the Bear, The MuppetsTheir slow takeover of the Internet continues, with the latest Muppet short targeting 'Lost' creators and producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.

Rizzo the Rat and Bobo the Bear are leading a group of tourists around Hollywood and make their way to the offices of Lindelof and Cuse, where the two show runners are discussing the finer plot points of 'Lost,' or perhaps something equally important.

If you were given the chance to ask any one question of the creators about 'Lost,' what would it be? I'll bet it wouldn't be the one asked in this video, after the jump.

The Muppets are always at their best when they're interacting with celebrities and people as if they're as real as you and me. While the forthcoming movie is great, what these Internet shorts are telling us is that it's past time for the Muppets to return to television.

The Muppets would be fantastic on a late-night talk show, a variety show, a sketch comedy show or even one of those talking-heads show VH1 loves. Imagine the Muppets chiming in on the "Best Celebrity Hairstyles" or "Top Sitcoms of the Decade" instead of E-List celebrities.

Even 'The Muppet Show' format itself isn't broken. It was tweaked slightly in the 1990s into 'Muppets Tonight,' shifting the cast into a television studio, but they've always worked better as a live act. The recent run of viral videos have proven that today's celebrities love Jim Henson's creations as much as their counterparts in the 1970s and 1980s. They'd be lining up to be part of a 'Muppet Show' revival.

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Richard Ott

Actually, I read a recent artical about Late Night
Liars on GSN a bit too fast, and now I'm realising
that the show's premise deals with 2 drunk alcaholic
muppets. I do hope, however that in time, the
adult devision of Jim Henson will figure this out,
and do away with these characters by Season 2 at
the latest, or by the end of the first show of
Late Night Liars at the earliest. If GSN doesn't fix
this, I'm almost afraid to admit it, but I will have
come to the crossroads as a fan of both The Muppets
and my all-time favorite children's show, Sesame
Street. There's just no room for adult muppets on
television, at least in my own opinion. I've followed
Jim Henson's journey much too long to end it, now,
but at the same time, I'm just at a loss for words
when GSN does a show around 2 drunk alcaholic muppets.

May 06 2010 at 9:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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