- Sep 29, 2011
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I think that the Muppets in general can appeal to people who deal with mental, emotional or other health issues because the humor is isn't spiteful or mean-spirited or anything. It's just some nice, easygoing fun, and that's good for people who are dealing with burdens in their life. Plus, the characters (I find this especially true for Fraggle Rock) are three-dimensional, so I think it's easier for people to catch glimpses of themselves in what they're watching, and relate to it.For some reason this forum, more than any of the hundreds Ive been on since the 90's, seems to have the highest concentration of people with emotional/mental/aspie/other/health/other issues. And I think I know why...because to be a Muppet fan, you have to be a little special. We arent Dr Who, Firefly, Star Wars, Halos, Buffy, Trekkie, Twilight, Ringers, Hogwarters, etc...that's all mainstream stuff. The Muppets has always been a very small niche group, and attracts mostly genuine, kind warm people. And it's this sort of atmosphere that fosters a sense of understanding and openness.