The Muppet Show Season 1-3 releasing 3/15/16

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Or maybe copyright holders are just greedy and want WAAAAYYY too much to license out their property, or maybe some of them are GASP outright refusing to let Disney use their property. As copyright holders, they do have a right to refuse their stuff from being used.

Oh wait. I forgot. That's just what the aliens want us to think. *puts tinfoil hat on*
 

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I still think we haven't gotten Season 4-5 yet is because of celebrity estates like John Denver & Tony Randall and also music right holders for Macho Man & Stayin Alive.
 

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I just got a new copy of season 2, Instead of how the old ones come in the nice box, the new one comes in a cheaply made plastic case, which was broken when I received it, The rewards paper is replaced with a newer version and the discs come like the new Disney DVDs where it has a light gray cover with The Muppet Show and Disc (number) on them. I am very disappointed in the quality of the rerelease. :attitude:
Edit: It still has 4 discs, have not checked the trailers and have not looked to see if the ommited material is back as I just got it in the mail today.
When you do check it out, please tell us if the songs are closed-captioned. That's my big compliant with the original box set.
 

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I still think we haven't gotten Season 4-5 yet is because of celebrity estates like John Denver & Tony Randall and also music right holders for Macho Man & Stayin Alive.
They don't have to worry about Stayin' Alive. That was performed in Season 3.
 

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When you do check it out, please tell us if the songs are closed-captioned. That's my big compliant with the original box set.
And please try to find out how close they are to finishing getting all the legal clearances for Seasons 4 and 5.

Heck, please try to find out why they broke their promise to release Season 4 in 2010 as originally announced.
 

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When you do check it out, please tell us if the songs are closed-captioned. That's my big compliant with the original box set.
The trailers are all the same and the songs are sadly not captioned. It probably is just the same disc with a new label and box.

And please try to find out how close they are to finishing getting all the legal clearances for Seasons 4 and 5.
I don't know if this idea has been stated before but I do believe it's because of the Christopher Reeves episode due to the heavy mentions of superman (Especially in Miss Piggy's dressing room)
 

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The trailers are all the same and the songs are sadly not captioned. It probably is just the same disc with a new label and box.
Where did you get that idea?

I don't know if this idea has been stated before but I do believe it's because of the Christopher Reeves episode due to the heavy mentions of superman (Especially in Miss Piggy's dressing room)
Where did you get that idea?
 

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Not sure which one you're referring to but I'll do both i guess.
For the first one, since all the trailers and captions are the same as well as the special features it wouldn't be unlikely that they're just reprints of the first season 2 release with different labels and a new box (Which is plastic unlike the nice cardboard box the first release had).

For the second one it's just a theory, seeing as Marvel is owned by Disney, and DC is still trying (And failing) at building they're own line of movies leading up to a big crossover movie, just like Marvel did. There are a lot of other ideas as to why season 4 and 5 still hasn't come out, but I'm just putting this one out there.
 

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Here's a list of all the celebrity estates Disney may have to deal with from Season 4-5 of The Muppet Show: Marty Feldman, Buddy Rich, Dizzy Gillespie, Gene Kelly, John Denver, Señor Wences, Doug Henning, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Victor Borge, Dudley Moore, James Coburn, Johnny Cash, Tony Randall, Christopher Reeve, Beverly Sills, Lorene Yarnell, Wally Boag, Andy Williams, & Jonathan Winter. That's 19 & counting estates so far.

Also on a side note: Music right holders Disney way also have to deal, and I think the Chris Langham episode may be cut due to his child pornography arrest.
 
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