Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Muppets Keep it Real.

Last month a Disney employee newsletter made mentioned to a Muppet reality special. This would be a one-shot, one-time only special; not a new series. The reported plot is that the Classic Muppet characters (like Kermit, Piggy, and Gonzo) would be auditioning new and diffrent puppet acts, in an "American Idol"-like format.

Sources have confirmed that a reality show pitch pilot was filmed in Los Angeles during the summer of 2004. Some fans are speculating whether or not it is a good idea for the Muppets to jump on the reality show bandwagon, but this one time special would allow the Muppets do great parody - something the Muppets do best and something that has always been part of the Muppet's make-up. A reality special lIke this might help the Muppets reach a wider audience of teens and adults.

The already compleated special could potentially air alongside "the Muppets’ Wonderful Wizard of Oz" TV-movie in May. It may air at a later date. Or it may never make it to the airwaves, and become one of those few Muppet productions that never see the light of day. Only time will tell.

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