The original episodes of The Muppet Show arrived February 19 on Disney Plus with all five seasons now streaming. But it's not as if this motley crew ever really disappeared.
It's clear from the very first episode that Jim Henson's The Muppet Show was aimed at much more than providing entertainment for only children.
The uber-talented Rita Moreno was the first special guest and was immediately dropped into a barroom brawl, kicking off the show with action and comedy. This was followed up by a second episode in which Sandy Duncan joyfully sang about gulping down a whiskey sour and being a nice girl in what could be considered a dive bar.
They certainly played the music, all right, and they certainly lit the light and, in the process, created characters we have loved and embraced for years.