1. stranded says

    Wow, as much as I want to like this, it’s pretty weird and insensitive that the Henson company is doing this at a time when their “tickle me” Elmo guy is having his own issues revealed.

  2. Diogenes Arktos says

    I like NPH and I like these shorts. My reaction to the introductory behind-the-scenes video, however, was astonishment that the Muppets were working blue. I have difficulty believing that Jim Henson would have approved of this. OTOH the (now) Sesame Workshop did approve “tickle me” Elmo, which surprised me because it’s a slippery slope to child rape.

  3. Rich F. says

    @Diogenes Arktos: Then you clearly haven’t heard Brian Henson’s stories of how his father and the other puppeteers made the Muppets say and do absolutely *filthy* things between takes when the cameras weren’t rolling.

    Something tells me Jim Henson would find this hilarious.

  4. Diogenes Arktos says

    @Rich F: No, I hadn’t heard those stories. Thanks. OTOH – There’s sometimes a tremendous difference between public and private personae. (We might call it being closeted.) I still think Jim would not approve of these public productions however much he would enjoy them in private.

    @Lee: I didn’t think it was about child rape, but about adult porn. (for example, his comment about being the plumber)

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