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the most sensational [Jul. 26th, 2005|02:53 pm]
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Here's a depressing and awesome article on why it sucks that Disney now owns the Muppets, and how it's impossible for the Muppets to be irreverent when owned by the a multi-billion dollar corporation:
It’s hard to see how they will fit, intact, into Disney’s cleaner-than-clean, carefuller-than-careful corporate world.

Indeed, as if to illustrate this point, when I contacted Disney its vice-president of corporate communications for Europe replied: “Disney has deemed irreverence as one of the five core equities of the Muppets (humorous, heartwarming, puppet-inspired and topical being the other four).”

I would say that’s pretty much case closed.
Just give me the original show on DVD and leave well enough alone.
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[User Picture]From: kbadr
2005-07-26 08:03 pm (UTC)

wait...

What does this mean?

"Yet 235 million people — and now, thanks to the box-set of The Muppet Show, their children — have been very keen to see the Muppets return."
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[User Picture]From: nekomouser
2005-07-26 08:28 pm (UTC)

Re: wait...

Did I lend you the newest Mental Floss, the one with the Muppets in it? It was a good article (and one of the longer ones that ADD mag has ever produced).
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[User Picture]From: kbadr
2005-07-26 08:31 pm (UTC)

Re: wait...

Yep, that was the first one I read. Good stuff.
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[User Picture]From: kbadr
2005-07-26 08:08 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: chichi27
2005-07-27 02:01 am (UTC)
You just made my fucking day.
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[User Picture]From: kbadr
2005-07-27 02:34 am (UTC)
Is anyone planning on buying this when it comes out? We should have a Muppet Show party.
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[User Picture]From: timthemagiccow
2005-07-27 12:27 am (UTC)
The article paints Disney as one guy who writes bad dialogue and hates everything. This is silly.
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