This week marks the 27th anniversary of the debut of....
THE MUPPETS SHOW! YAAAY!!
September 5, 1986. What an evening. When my family found out the Muppets were getting a whole show to themselves we couldn't believe our luck. We'd been fans of the Muppets since way back in the Ed Sullivan Show days. Sure, they'd had their own TV special. But a whole series? Muppets every week? Surely the gods of puppetry were smiling on us.
Here's that first opening of that first show. Can you wonder that our hearts leaped for joy?