The Genius Pitch To Get The Original Muppet Show On The Air

Below is the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational pitch to executives you will ever see. It was used to get Jim Henson’s glorious muppet show on TV. It can be found (in a longer version involving Kermit at the end) on the DVD for the first season of the show. Man, I love the muppets.

(via Boing Boing.)

If you’re anything like me, after watching that, this is running through your head:

Relatedly, my mom bought me The Muppets (which was awesome) for Easter. So I should probably re-mention that I love my mom too.

Let me close with a troubling conversation I had the other night which impressed upon me the need to talk about the muppets more on my blog. It began when some 17 year olds overheard the muppets while I was watching them on the bus home from New Jersey the other night. It speaks for itself.

17 year old girl: What are you watching?
Me: The Muppets.
17 year old girl: What’s that?
Me: ?!?!?!
Other 17 year old to her: Are you an American?!?!
Other 17 year old to her: Are you a communist?!?!

Your Thoughts? (Do you think she’s a communist? If not, then WTF?)

Finally, the song I want played at my funeral:

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About Daniel Fincke

Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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