You have to give Jim Henson's estate credit for trying to carry on his legacy after his death, but without Henson's warm heart and warped comedic sensibility as the driving force, the Muppets have become little more than a nostalgic eccentricity over the last several years. Nonetheless, new fans and old fans alike still have plenty of footage on VHS and DVD to celebrate and appreciate what these zany, ping pong ball-eyed creatures once were. In fact, look for special widescreen editions of The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Muppet Treasure Island to come out on DVD in November in celebration of Kermit's 50th birthday. Dude, I am so there.

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