There’s a lot of buzz floating around the new Muppets series on ABC, be it the developments with the relationship of Kermit and Miss Piggy or the appearance of the new, fresher, skinnier lady pig on the scene. But there are some out there that aren’t too thrilled about the themes and ideas being presented by this version of Jim Henson’s creations. I’m talking, of course, about One Million Moms.
The group is running a petition in hopes of blocking the show from premiering, claiming that the sexual ideas presented in the show might affect the children of the nation and force them to ask questions about why puppets are having sex with people:
“It’s sort of an adult Muppet show,” Kermit the Frog said during a promotional video for the show. One ad read, “Finally, a network TV show with full frontal nudity.” Technically, the advertisement is correct – seeing how Kermit doesn’t wear pants.
The mature version of “The Muppets” will cover a range of topics from sex to drugs. Miss Piggy came out as a pro-choice feminist during an MSNBC interview. The puppet characters loved by kids in the 1970s and 1980s and beyond are now weighing in on abortion and promiscuity.
ABC hopes children watch the show and predict they would enjoy some of the humor, but 1MM would disagree. It is not the show it once was. ABC has ruined “The Muppets.” How many parents want to explain the punchline of sexually charged jokes to young children?
Never been a word about Gonzo sleeping with chickens all these years, but now this has to be some sort of outrage parade by the mothers of America (or at least the mothers in this group). The fact that they think this is the same show as The Muppet Show is crazy, but I’m also surprised they think that show was good for children. Not only do I remember a very crazy looking terrorist running around with bombs all over the place, I also remember Kermit the Frog turning into a vampire and murdering Vincent Price.
Also, the original let Leo Sayer into the building — which isn’t appropriate for any age. I guess you’re going to try to tell me he wasn’t trying to woo that bird into his bedroom.