Nothing will ever match the classic Muppet projects in quality or entertainment value. That's a given. But it is exactly the aggressive pessimism expressed in this post that I detest. Jim was always an optimist. He wanted the Muppets to live on and even in their clumsy struggles it's good to have them around. The world needs them now more than ever. Also, Frank Oz gave his adult life to the Muppets and deserves to make his own path. Not all of his films are hits, but he certainly has more of them than the average director. Death at a Funeral, The Score, Bowfinger, In & Out, What About Bob? Little Shop of Horrors and especially Dirty Rotten Scoundrels are all very good films that will be remembered for years to come. No one has the right to criticize this phenomenal entertainer. He is not beholden to anyone. I miss Jim too, but your post is in bad taste (and actually skirts some forum guidelines). I suggest you seal yourself off from the new Muppet media (like muppets.com and YouTube) that many of us find exciting. Pop in a classic Jim era film and look on the bright side. His work will always be there.