Yes, this is basically something that could be posted in "The State of the Muppets" thread, and if it needs to be moved, so be it. I just thought this needed to be asked: How exciting is it to be a Muppet fan right now? RIGHT now we have amazing new videos on Muppets.com (which is being updated weekly) and on YouTube--where our own Beaker has become a viral sensation (which sounds contagious... because, let's face it, Muppet fever IS!) with over two MILLION views! Gonzo, The Swedish Chef, Sam Eagle, and Statler and Waldorf have also invaded arguably the most popular site on the Internet with videos of their own! And how can you not love both the Muppets.com videos and the YouTube videos? They're harkening back to the days of TMS where the Muppets were running around... being themselves! I think Entertainment Weekly put the status of the Muppets' online situation best... "Are the Muppets staging a stealth comeback online?" Yes. I think they just might be. The Muppets are BACK online! We have TWO new Muppet books coming out soon (Pepe's "It's Hard Out Here for a Shrimp" and Miss Piggy's "The Diva Code"), both springing off the (apparently) overwhelming success of Kermit's "Before You Leap." The Muppets are BACK in print! We're also expecting TWO new Muppet specials in the fall--each in primetime, one will assumedly be on a rather big network, and the other will be on the BIGGEST kids station on the air. The Muppets Tackle Politics (working title ) will FINALLY (most likely) cater to the palatte of the Muppets biggest audience--adult fans who appreciate their classic work! My goodness, that special has the potential to be absolutely INCREDIBLE, and I highly doubt it will disappoint. Then, for the younger crowd, we get a second Studio DC special, proving that the Muppets' partnering with the Disney Channel stars attracted enough of the younger viewing audience (arguably our most crucial audience to attract at this stage in the Muppet fanbase) to garner a second special this fall. The Muppets are BACK on TV! Farther into the future we can look forward to a brand-new-supposedly-awesome Muppet Christmas special in 2009. According to The Muppet Newsflash, Disney execs are hoping, "that this all-new holiday extravaganza will become an enduring holiday classic that families can enjoy year after year." How much more exciting can THAT get? I mean, c'mon! It's showing that Diz finally has faith in our Muppets! The Muppets will REMAIN on TV! And of course, way down the line, we have Jason Segel's Muppet Movie (I think they should just buckle down and title it that... ). This is definitely the most exciting Muppet project in years--HECK! They're coming BACK to the big-screen after--when the film comes out--OVER A DECADE! The Muppets are BACK on the big-screen! What more could we, as Muppet fans, ask for in this day and age? Sure, a weekly TV show would be great, but honestly, do we see that happening without a complete ressurgance? Oh... wait... we ARE getting a complete ressurgance! The Muppets are BACK! And in a big way! They're tackling all forms of media--internet, print, television, movies, radio (with the recent Sirius appearance--as lame as it may have been)... We just need to get them back into merchandise again and they've hit everything! It's a great day to be a Muppet fan, everybody! So let's live it up!