When Jim Henson devastated his ‘ Sesame Street ‘ (1969), he decided to continue creating magic looking for a more mature audience with the fleeting ‘ The Muppet Show: S*x and Violence ‘ (1975).
The frown of his colleague Frank Oz made him see that this was not the way (or it may not be the time) and together they created a new, somewhat more mature but less excessive work of art, ‘ El show de las Telenecos ‘ (1976 ), a variety show presented by puppets with guest luxury artists in each chapter.
From that gem of television he gave his fans hours of fun for five seasons that ended in 1981, but the muppets were here to stay.
We were able to enjoy them on the big screen in the brilliant ‘ The Muppets Movie ‘ (James Frawley, 1979), ‘ The Big Punch of the Muppets ‘ (Jim Henson, 1981),
The Muppets Conquer Manhattan ‘ (Frank Oz, 1984) and ‘ Los Teleñecos en Cuento de Navidad ‘ (Brian Henson, 1992), in addition to other later adaptations that, little by little, were losing shine.
Luckily, former enthusiasts like Jason Segel took over and despite Oz’s anger, they gave us the fun ‘ The Muppets ‘ (James Bobin, 2011)
Bob Kushell and Bill Prady tried to revive the magic in 2015 with ‘ Los Teleneco’s (The Muppets) ‘, a kind of false documentary that CBS ended up canceling after its first season but now, with the giant Disney +, they seem to have a new golden opportunity.
Kirk Thatcher, director of various short films for the puppet company, is responsible for ‘ More Muppets than ever ‘, a kind of talk show presented by muppets in which improvisation with the guest stars will be as important as in any late, in addition of containing previously taxed gags, different sections, and even a kitchen segment.