Aww, thanks! Well, I know how over idealistic and zealous my posts are...yes it seems I try to provoke, stir and stimulate a bit too much. But I cant turn a blind eye to the financial situation either. To do so of course would be foolish, yet there is definately some love there from outside companies keeping JHC afloat. While the decade plus of financial uncertainty does loom, 2003 will I think mark a turning point for not just the franchise but the company. I think JHC is at a crossroads...2002 was a whirlwind of activity and announcements aimed at the eventual full onslaught comeback(which I think shall be staged next year) I think it layed the groudnwork for whats to come. I am very encouraged by by certain things Im hearing....it seems indeed, folks up at JHC are like minded in ambitious pipe dreams and ideas...if only to get back to stable ground to really make such things a possibility. Funny you should mention that...as I myself didnt get back into the Muppets til around xmas of 1995.(it had been about 5.5 years since I had last been so hardcore) Variety magazine had a whole issue devoted to the 40th annversery, and it was from reading that I really felt a comeback was eminent. Of course 7 years later since then, things are still in a murky situation...yet the promise of a new day rings clearer than it ever did in early 96 or 99(AKA the last couple supposed 'revival' years for the Muppets) So yes, things are a bit scattered now. You have no more Bear hoopla that we had seen in years past sadly....Farscape is now cancelled, Sesame is owned by SW...and you still have EM.TV holding on desperately like some sort of leech. But next year...we will see thee biggest Muppet merchandise year EVER. We will see a brand new prime time Muppet show like no other, on the Fox network. Along with a many splendid slew of suprises So indeed...the future looks bright. The Muppets are at a crossroads, on the shores of destiny. The dream is a alive and well...and despite these corporate suits, financial dealings, etc...it all comes down to the basics. The lovers, the dreamers, and you.