The Muppets: Imitating Avenue Q?
News from Muppet Central reports (I love saying that phrase) that the Jim Henson Company is currently developing a new adult comedy, late-night talk show entitled "Late Night Buffet." According to the site, the show will "star puppets and celebrity guests and will be recorded in front of a live studio audience at Henson Studios."
I may be misinterpreting the use of the word "adult" here. They may just mean "not for kids." But y'know, I have a dirty mind. I immediately think of puppet sex.
The Muppets are, of course, no stranger to more adult humor. Despite me loving it as a kid, I don't necessarily think The Muppet Show was meant for my age range. The pilot (which can be found on the Season 1 box set*) was entitled Sex and Violence. Unfortunately, I didn't find it to be very funny at all. Add to that the fact that just about all Muppet product since 1990 has been pretty sub-par...well, I'm not getting any hopes up.
If you're in California, you can go see a live taping.
*Emily: I finally made it through the entire season, and I can see why Mummenschanz freaked you out. (shudder.)