The Muppets Take Op-Ed

Last week, The New York Times‘ Brooks Barnes reported that Disney is trying to reboot The Muppets—Jim Henson’s lovable felt creatures with stick-enabled arms—by "revving up the full power of its culture-creating engines."

Need proof? Check today’s Times Op-Ed page, where an Op-Art column headlined Puppet Government presents the show’s balcony-bound curmudgeons Statler and Waldorf cracking wise on tonight’s maybe on/maybe off debates.

The best part of the column is definitely the straight-faced byline: "Hugh Fink, Scott Ganz and Andrew Samson write for the Muppets. Statler & Waldorf are Muppets."

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