Jim Henson’s pitch for The Muppet Show – from the mid-1970’s

This original pitch tape, made by Jim Henson to sell The Muppet Show to CBS.

Leo, dressed in a suit and tie, announces that Jim Henson and CBS executive George Schlatter have merged into one being, to bring to television: “The Muppet Show! A show that will be loved and adored by Nielsen families all over the country!”

Leo insists that the show will make them rich and famous. As his speech continues, he becomes increasingly excited and crazed (a motif previously used in “Sell! Sell! Sell!”). He practically explodes in a burst of patriotism and enthusiasm.

An edited version of this tape can be found on Disney’s The Muppet Show: Season One DVD box set.

via – Muppets Wiki

 

// Thx – Laughing Squid

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