As recently unveiled in The Muppet Show: Season One Boxed Set, the original Muppet Show pitch-reel has since been plopped onto the Internet. The pitch was created by Jim Henson to sell The Muppet Show to CBS. Leo, the muppet promises CBS execs they will become rich and famous as he riles himself up into an ecstatic stupor of patriotism and apple pie.
It’s a pretty good pitch, and the second Leo takes off his glasses and loosens his shirt collar, you know he means business. I’d put the show on the air. Also: Hippie jokes.