If you didn’t know already, there’s a new Jim Henson Company The Muppets Show coming to ABC. It’s a more adult look at the personal lives of the Muppets in an Office like mockumentary style. In fact, even more people are going to be finding out about this new series thanks the efforts of One Million Moms and their petition to stop the show from being aired.
No, no, no, not the Million Puppet March, I’m talking about One Million Moms. The group that doesn’t even have one million registered supporters, yet uses that name. The self-styled group is sponsoring a petition to block the show from premiering due to their concern about puppets, real people, and sex between the two. Here’s the petition:
ABC’s New Adaptation of “The Muppets” is for Adults Only!
1MM suspects there are going to be a lot of shocked moms and dads when they discover that the family-friendly Muppets of the 1970s are no more. It appears that no subject is off limits. ABC’s new Muppet Show, airing on Tuesday evenings at 8:00 pm ET/7:00 pm CT, is not what Jim Henson imagined and created. The new show is aimed at a mature, modern audience and addresses subjects not suitable for family viewing.
“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?
Many parents unknowingly will let their children watch an episode only to find out its perverted nature too late, unless they are alerted ahead of time. 1MM and others need to get the word out to families to avoid this program at all costs. Please forward this to everyone you know!
Meanwhile, parents will have to explain to confused children that the program they once were allowed to watch is no longer a nice show. This would have been completely unnecessary if ABC had made the program follow its original family-friendly design.
Please use the information we have provided to contact ABC (owned by Disney) and strongly encourage the network to drop all plans to air the program.
Yes, yes, yes, because heaven forbid that parents talk to their children about sex or anything else uncomfortable. Seriously, if you only want your children to know what you want them to know about something, why not teach them about it yourself in the first place. These children they are so worried about aren’t going to get most of it anyways. Have you ever watched Rocko’s Modern Life? That cartoon was rife with adult humor that kids didn’t suddenly pick up on and emulate.
If you’re worried that your kid might start having puppet sex.. they probably have been well before this show airs. Why else do you think all those Talking Elmo dolls keep breaking?