It's time to play the music, it's time to light the lights
Last night I bought The Muppet Show, Season 1 and Kung Fu Hustle. I had previously been suckered by the TimeLife people into buying the Muppets on VHS a couple years ago, which was especially annoying since only after I completed the purchase did the lady on the other end of the phone tell me that they were coming out on DVD in 6 months. However, these DVDs are a completely different beast entirely. Season 1 is a 4-disc set with lots of interesting, lesser-known guest stars (Mummenschanz!!!) and features, among other things, Jim Henson's pitch reel, an utterly fantastic 3-minute bit which was ultimately successful in getting the Muppet Show on the air. Who doesn't love Muppets? The jokes are still corny as ever, but the sheer artistry never, ever gets old. Kath and I hunkered down to watch and couldn't stop smiling. The cover of the DVD is FELT, fercrissakes. Get it.