I kind of had this thought on my mind for awhile but wasn't sure how to put it on the forum. So I'll just start off with this. I'm a fan that mostly likes the classic stuff from Jim's time as well as the early to mid 1990s. I thought Christmas Carol, Treasure Island and Muppets Tonight was wonderful and as close to how Jim did things. And basically afterwords to me and my own opinion, I kind of think things slightly went towards a different direction after Muppets From Space to put it nicely. I really liked It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie even though Sam the Eagle's personality was not fully there. But afterwords....I don't know if you know what I'm trying to get at. I liked the new Muppet movie, no complaints from me, but just in terms of Muppet Comedy and Music which formed it's uniqe style to me seems that it's not there anymore, even like Sesame Street today seems to have lost it's comedic / pop rock music charm. But I do see that in the current things like the new movie, they still have that harmony between the characters which Jim had since the days of The Muppet Show. But in terms of the wildness, zanny, crazy, dysfunctional irreverent comedy and the rock music both Sesame and The Muppets, just doesn't seem to be there anymore. I'm glad that Crazy Harry got to do a couple of explosions lately but still....it's not fully the same. I remember thinking of a lot of the wonderfully wacky things The Muppets did on The Muppet show like Geri and the Actrics and I'm just laughing like crazy listening to their cover of "Do a Diddy Diddy". It's like The Muppet Show got better every season and developed a more Monty Python surreal element to it as the show continued since it was filmed in Britain. Even on Muppets Tonight they would take risks like Spamula Hamerson, and crazy sketches like Thor gets a Library card and The Potato Punk Rock Band that break dances and gets mashed. Even the number "There's a lot of coffee in Brazil" with Bill Baretta's character's head exploding at the end. You know what I'm trying to get at? Just the weird wacky comedy, disfunctional yet innocent characters, the surreal slapstick and the bad pun jokes which was a trademark within The Muppet comedy. And like I mentioned, the rock music. Both Sesame and The Muppets had that and the comedy too (Even though Sesame was a little more tame of course). Like Christopher Cerf and his rock parodies on Sesame, and when Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem had that Jazzy Frank Zappa Psychedelic style within their music, even Nightlife from The Great Muppet Caper (What great music that was). And I think I mentioned in another thread I wrote, how The Muppet style music was very strong in terms of Brass and Drums that kind of had a Rock Broadway Musical feel to it, know what I mean? Anyway I don't want to complain too much, and you know I love how The Muppets are still going strong and very excited about Muppets 2 coming out but like I said, I was watching and listening to the classic stuff and to tell you the truth, I miss it. I don't know why things can't be like what they were back then anymore? Is it because of PC ethics in terms of people not thinking cartoonish violence and explosions are funny anymore? Is the music not there because it's about keeping up with the current times? Though I think also it's mainly because a lot of the people who worked on The Muppet Show and Muppets Tonight isn't there anymore. Jerry Juhl Passed, Jim Lewis I'm not sure if he's still working with The Muppets. He was a Muppets Tonight writer right? And Brian Henson it's hard to say if he's still involved or not. But I think what Brian did in terms of creative work was amazing. Muppets Tonight, directing the 2 Muppet Movies, and even Dinosaurs was just pure genuis. (I'd just love to see his upcoming rated R puppet movie by the way.) As of Sesame, I've heard that Sesame Workshop did testing showing the classic episodes to todays current children because they were planning on airing the classic episode reruns on PBS as well as the current Sesame, and the classic episodes didn't test so well. That's from what I know. Anyway I don't mean to complain, but I just wanted to express how I felt as a fan and see if there's anyone out there who agrees with my opinion. If not, all I want to say is I don't want to get into a unfriendly debate if you know what I mean. I just want to focus on the positive.