The Muppet Show to Make a Return?

Everybody has probably heard or read by now how Jason Segel became interested in writing and starring in a new Muppet movie while working with the Jim Henson Co. on the set of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. In this new movie he is penning, Segel is taking the Muppet characters back to their roots, as they will reunite for one last variety show to save their ailing studio. Rumor has it, that if the movie is a success, this opens up the opportunity to lead them right into a brand new The Muppet Show, which Segel would also pen.

While there have been numerous spin-offs, including The Muppets Tonight in the mid-90s (which I was also a fan of), the original The Muppet Show ran from 1976 to 1981 and even won an Emmy in 1978 for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series.

In my opinion, the more Muppets, the better. Whenever I bring children of my own into this world, I want it to be a world where Kermit is king. And since Jim Henson is no longer with us, I think Jason Segel is just the man for the job.

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that clip is GREAT. i agree. i want to be in a world where there is more muppets. i think everyone that grew up in the 80s and 90s grew up with Kermit and Co.

i don't know if Segel is the man for the job but hearing what he has to say and how passionate he seems to be, i am willing to give him a chance. i cant think of anybody else at least…


Ha ha ha! I love Statler and Waldorf.

"Ya know what? They aren't half bad."

"Nope. They're all bad!"

Andrew James

Don't know if it's the long islands or the miller high life, but that clip was hilarious. You're right. The more muppets the merrier.


I'd love to see the Muppets come back, but seriously wonder if they can do it in a way that would attract new fans without alienating the old. And wouldn't just suck.

Animal was my favourite, with Statler and Waldorf a close second.


That clip is Muppet genius. I hope Segal delivers. There's the built in fan base (us) and the potential fan base …. ya know the fetus generation. They deserve Muppet brilliance too!