The Muppets gone wild
October 1, 2015
The newest issue with the Muppets show is the One Million Moms protest against the show’s new adult themes.
The complaint that stands out the most is that Kermit the Frog is naked.
Alright people, the Muppets, are puppets.
If they are so offended by Kermit’s nakedness, why haven’t any complaints come from them about the nakedness that happens on Sesame Street, where Elmo has been naked in a children’s program for years.
The Muppets, which airs on Tuesday night at 8 p.m. not generally a time slot for children’s shows, which The Muppets is not.
These moms have failed at their ignorant attempt at ending The Muppets “perversion.”
The updates are Kermit has new flame named Denise, Piggy dislikes Elizabeth Banks because it reminds her of her break with Kermit and pigs may or may not be flying [on a wire].
This new Muppets is wonderful in the idea that some content is suitable for children and wonderful in the idea that the Muppets have grown with the audience that first loved them in the 70s.
If these parents truly have issues with the show then they need not show it to their children.
If they believe that in this world surrounding people with technological outlets that this and worse won’t reach their kids, they must live in some land of fantasy.
Would it not be better to introduce these things and ideas to children through an outlet such as this show, which can only go so far considering it’s TV.
Is it not better for children to wonder and ask about touchy topics with their parents, than to hear and learn from other kids at school.
If these parents are so concerned about the well being of their children’s knowledge why aren’t they taking this as an opportunity for them to be taught at home.
The Muppets, long loved and endeared are best known for the original variety show have now returned to the spotlight in a mock-umentary style show.
Bringing back a satirical flavor that the Jim Henson muppets had, Bill Prady the new overseer of the show began his career on the original muppets, under Henson.
Kermit The Frog, Miss Piggy and every character you can think to remember is back in action.
All in all, the show is as innocent as any other thing on prime time TV and if parents can’t accept that then they should throw their TVs, computers and cell phones out the window because there is much worse things out there than The Muppets.