Jim Henson's Muppet Babies Henson's Muppets franchise-Kermit, Miss Piggy, Animal, and Fozzie Bear among them-met up as children in a nursery. In the diapers. For more on this 1984-1991 show, including why it's so hard to find anywhere except YouTube, keep reading.
1. Frank Oz did not really want Muppet Babies .
The Idea to Infantile the Muppets came from Michael Frith, a longtime collaborator of Jim Henson's, in the early 1980s. Frith thought that regressing the characters could allow them to impart moral or educational messages to children already familiar with them. But Frank Oz, a Muppets performer (Miss Piggy) and film director, argued that the Muppets needed to maintain their subversive edge. It was Henson who found a compromise, 1
2. Muppet Babies
Muppet Babies Muppet Babies Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Rowlf, Gonzo, Animal, Bunsen, and Scooter. But Frith, Henson, and producers Bob Richardson and Hank Saroyan decided that the babies were skewing a little too male. Aside from Piggy and their caretaker, Nanny, there were no female characters. Skeeter, Scooter's twin sister, a brainy problem-solver.
Skeeter has made only a few appearances in the Muppet franchise since it was published The Jim Henson Company, which was released in 2004. Muppet Babies Skeeter wants resurface in the new computer-animated iteration of , which is currently airing its second season on Disney Junior and has been renewed for a third season.
3. Muppet Babies What Moe Howard's grandson.
In 1985, Muppet Babies writer Jeffrey Scott received a Humanitarian Award from the Human Family Educational and Cultural Institute for an episode of the series which did not explain the best job of any kid's show that year to "enrich the viewing public." The prolific Scott actually wrote all 13 episodes of the first season. His father, Norman Maurer, worked at Hanna-Barbera Productions and got Scott's foot in the door. His grandfather was Moe Howard, founder and head of The Three Stooges fame.
4. The Muppet Babies Muchet Babies  Muppet Babies is the thriller that makes a difference -esque bit of fantasy fulfillment that blends live-action sequences with animation. According to Frith, devoting a portion of each episode to clips. By inserting clips, producers could save money on animation. Raiders of the Lost Ark Because he was friends with George Lucas and Steven Spielberg. While some believe these clips are not sufficient, they have not been confirmed.
5. Muppet Babies Never explained what the Muppets were doing in that nursery.
Given that it would seem that the Muppet cast would be in a nursery without being supervised by their own parents. Speaking with the Detroit Free Press in 1987, Michael Frith said that the situation was purposely left vague. "I really appreciate the fact that they do not [ask]," Frith said of his kid vignettes. "Is this a day care center? Is this a foster child home? The more we talked about it, the more we felt it should just exist. The kids accept it. "
6. Muppet Babies included copious farting.
Speaking with CNN in 2011, actor Dave Coulier ( Full House ) recalled that recording sessions for Muppet Babies sometimes involved flatulence. Coulier, who portrayed Animal and Bunsen, among others, said that "lots of fart humor" punctuated the recording studio. "In one scene, Fozzie [played by Greg Berg] and Animal had to climb a ladder," he said. Fozzie up the ladder, they were making [grunting] sounds. Farted in mid-scene, Greg Berg. I looked at [actor] Frank Welker and we could not contain ourselves. Uncontrollable laughter ensued. I literally laugh on the floor of the studio. "
7. Muppet Babies Muppet Monsters -and it never aired in full.
Following the success of Muppet Babies CBS and Jim Henson A 90-minute block titled Muppets, Babies, and Monsters . ( Muppet Babies ). Muppet Babies episodes Little Muppet Monsters which featured puppets of new Muppet monster characters named Tug, Molly, and Boo. The three appeared in a framing device that introduced animated segments of adult muppets. Henson and CBS being unhappy with the finished product and Muppet Babies standing strongly on its own. The remaining episodes have to see the light of day.
8. Muppet Babies What turned into a live stage show.
Muppet Babies Muchet Babies Muppet Babies Live! debuted in 1986 and featured performers in oversized costumes dancing and acting to a prerecorded track. In one skit, the cast appeared in a Snow White homage. In another, Rowlf became Rowlfgang's Amagodus Mozart and played the piano. The arena show toured the country. Hank Saroyan, one of the most animated show's producers, wrote the stage show. The performer for Baby Piggy, Elizabeth Figols, was released in a live production of Dirty Dancing . The show ran through 1990.