Jim Henson's original pitch reel for The Muppet Show, starring Leo from Henson's strange series of corporate training videos, The Muppet Meeting Films.
Key selling points:
"Small children will love the cute cuddly characters. Young people will love the fresh innovative comedy. College kids and intellectual eggheads will love the underlying symbolism of everything. Freaky long hair, dirty, cynical hippies will love our freaky long hair, dirty, cynical Muppets."
In Memoriam of the Day: The legendary Jim Henson passed away 21 years ago today. The Summer 1990 issue of WD Eye-- Walt Disney Imagineering's employee magazine -- contained the tribute above by Disney artists Joe Lanzisero and Tim Kirk.
Below: Big Bird sings a sad song at Jim Henson's Memorial:
Fun Fact of the Day: In the late 1960s, Jim Henson and cartoonist Johnny Hart teamed up to produce a pilot for a television series based on Hart's and Brant Parker now-classic comic strip The Wizard of Id.
According to the Henson Company blog, the response was positive, but by the time ABC made the decision to take the project forward, Henson had already moved on to work on little children's