- May 21, 2005
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Okay, there are 2 different types of adult humor: smart/sophisticated and raunchy. Jim Henson stood for the smart/sophisticated brand of "adult humor" and that is what the Muppet Show always was. They never used profanity or stooped to raunchy and sexually explicit material. They were an entertainment that was to be appreciated by everyone and anyone at the same time. That is why they were so popular because they could entertain such a wide audience. As Frank Oz said of Jerry Juhl's writing, there was never any filth. That is what made the Muppets so wonderful under Jim's reign. They had class. I don't believe Jim Henson ever intended to have his characters be dirty in the way Brian Henson has done.