I really think MTI was one of Steve's best performances as Kermit. Speaking of MTI, I recently learned that apparently Brian was often absent from the production, because he kept partying to the point of making himself sick.
Do you have a link for that? Wow, Clifford coming back would really be something. He hasn't been in a muppet project in over 15 years. Would love if Sal could return as well.I would love to see Brian return as Sal.. and it would not surprise me as Bill hinted something on his Youtube channel,,, he hinted a Clifford return as well!!! I think Brian had some kind of rupture with Frank oz too.... because I´ve not seen them together in years..
I also think he may have been reacting to the over use of the song. It was rarely performed when Jim was alive. Now it is joked about as being the only song the muppets know.I think that Brian Henson could have been joking about hating Rainbow Connection. If he disliked it so much, he would have prevented it from being in the Muppet Show Live in 2001.