The Muppet Show's 10 Weirdest Moments

From your experience of watching Sesame Street and the Muppet movies, it’s difficult to picture how surreal and edgy The Muppet Show was. Unless you remember watching it!
Imagine it from a TV executive's point of view: a weekly variety show, in an old vaudeville theater, featuring puppets, and a mix of A, B and C-list celebrities that catered to both kids and adults. That's not a pitch... it's a just list of random words that don't go together. Unfortunately, it's that weirdness that's been lost to the ages, as these days the Muppets are remembered more as a kids' show instead of the more adult, primetime comedy it was.

The Muppet Show's 10 Weirdest Moments has video clips of sexual innuendo, violence, and surreal guest stars that bring back fond memories. Link -via Look At This

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I keep meaning to put a bunch of the "best of" DVDs in my Netflix queue. How Stuff Works did an awesome podcast about the Muppet Show. It's a must-listen!
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I didn't see a lot of innuendo in those clips. Certainly not like modern cartoons where every second line is a "wink-wink" line to the adults in the audience. It's so blatant, it's off-putting.

I remember watching a lot of those Muppet Shows. They certainly don't make them like that anymore.
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That is the case with just about every old TV show that you rewatch from your childhood. It seems that they all had hidden meanings that you may or may not have picked up on.
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The Muppet Show was really amazing. Like Jay, when I see a rerun now I get a whole bunch of subtext that I didn't understand as a kid; Sam the American Eagle comes to mind.
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