>>>All this is not what i think should happen to them, or what i want to happen to them but my point is that they have no actual protection against this from happening, and that we should be aware of the risk. Just turning a blind eye or kidding yourself could provide an awful suprise one day !<<< I know it's your job to be mr. cynical on here, that's fine. But instead of a massive email reasons of why this is implasuible...I direct you to Variety magazine December 1995, a 40 years of the Muppets celebration. Every other page is filled with a huge ad from virtually ever kind of company thanking the JHC for so many years of goodness. At the live show, I saw jaded business man losing them selves in the awe and splendor of bearing witness to a live Muppet show. I offer the explanation to every parent out there raised on Sesame Street and TMS and FR, and explain that to them and their kid 'Well, we bought the Muppets and retired them'. It goes on and on, but I believe with all valour, honour, love, and reality that the Muppets are set to such a degree...that beyond the government cutting funding to PBS or emtv shockingly heading under one day...the Muppets are here to stay, no matter what kind of 'doomsday' scenario you can draw up. You as a fan I would hope would take up proverbial arms over such an auspicious scenario. >>>Also, I agree with Beaker's anger over EMTV returning the Sesame Characters to CTW. No we'll have no more "Connie Stevens type Muppet Show episodes with Sesame characters singing Musical numbers," No more "MFC crossover with ANimal and Cookie, or Oscar and Rizzo" (too bad! They'd make a great team!)<<< word. Or I could point to MFC as well!