Wow. You folks are all making this a great thread so far. Thanks! (I'm just gonna leave the whole "Hello Dolly" thing alone.) ;-) Just a few comments since the last time I got to post: Marina: No title yet for the show. If they follow the variety format, it may in fact be called The New Muppet Show. The title The Muppets Present got a little bit of circulation last year, but again, that sounds like variety, so if they go sitcom, it would likely be called something different. Don't worry, you're at the right place for any new information that might come along. : -) Frogboy: Thanks for telling me who Tug was. He'd make an intriguing addition. I'd like to hear what Kevin's version of the voice sounded like. And they could even change the personality a little if they wanted to -- appearing on three episodes of a quickly-cancelled Saturday morning show is about as obscure as Gonzo's debut as "Cigarbox Frackle" in The Great Santa Claus Switch. Bean: It would be interesting to see if they included Skeeter. They should have Scooter back full-time too, though, if they're going to have Skeeter. Otherwise people might get confused! Another question that would need answering: would they find a female performer to do the voice, or would they get Howie Mandel back? Sal: As for "what about the musical numbers" -- if there's a sitcom, there may not be any. There's kind of a mentality now that musicals are old-fashioned. Muppets from Space didn't feature any new songs; all they sang was just a little bit of "Celebration" at the end. Even the latest Disney cartoons don't have songs in them. I'm not necessarily saying I agree with it; I'm just saying that's the current trend. But if it's a variety show, naturally we won't have to worry about a lack of musical numbers, and even in the sitcom format the characters' lives would still very likely revolve around them being entertainers. I can definitely see the Clifford-as-manager idea as a likely scenario. As for disliking the musical numbers on The Simpsons, I have to respectfully disagree. The Simpsons has never been an ultra-realistic comedy program like, say, Everybody Loves Raymond. It's always appropriately taken advantage of the fact that it's a cartoon when necessary to lampoon some element of popular culture. What ordinary sitcom could do a Halloween trilogy every year, in which any bizarre thing can happen or all of the characters could die or meet some other horrible fate? And yet those have been some of their funniest satirical moments. Thus, I loved the episodes where they spoofed Disney productions like "101 Dalmations" and "Mary Poppins." If they hadn't spoofed the songs, the show would have been missing something. And aside from the "curfews" episode that you mentioned, I think those are the only times they sang spontaneously. Every other time it's supposed to have been rehearsed, i.e. they're watching a Broadway show or something. But that's just one guy's opinion. Finally, to all: Hmm, no one commented on my laugh-track question. Does no one have a strong opinion on this either way? I guess I'd like there to be no laugh track if there's a sitcom, and if it's The New Muppet Show, it should have a laugh track just like the original. If it's a new variety show...well, the jury's still out on that one. Does anyone else have an opinion? Anyone? Anyone? ... Bueller? Bueller?