Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Please note "does not include" will be indicated where relevant

The Mission Statement of The Children's Television Workshop “Master the addictive qualities of television and do something good with them.”  (Yes! It says "addictive" and yes it says "something good.")

Muppet creation DOES NOT INCLUDE departments such as:

1) Technical Production of Life-Like Outer Covering Meeting Bio-Degradable Standards
2) Alternative Camera Set Arrangement in Compliance with Media Workers Full and Complete Rights (Hypothetical suggestions only)
3) Creative Use of Rods Rather than String Movement. (Results meant for continued safety study.)

Rowlf, the piano-playing anthropomorphic dog. First Muppet to break into the biz on a regular basis.  (Henson was so grateful, he offered Jimmy Dean a 40% interest in his production company, but Dean declined stating that Henson deserved all the rewards for his own work, a decision of conscience Dean never regretted.)

Big Bird DOES NOT INCLUDE a racing suit displaying corporate sponsorship.

Programming funded by Private Charitable Gifts and Federal Grants.

"Well I'm not exactly sure how it happened, but there was a place with a big bell and then a 'Win the Hearts and Minds' meeting and, now, along with our new parent companies, we will be invading Seattle next week.  I wish you were here."

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