Watch Jim Henson's awesomely insane pitch to get The Muppet Show on the air

Prior to The Muppet Show, Jim Henson had the reputation as one heck of a pitchman. So when it came time to sell CBS on the variety program in the 1970s, Henson and his team assembled a grandiose reel promising executives a lucrative demographic of "intellectual eggheads" and "dirty, cynical hippies."

It's also worth noting that the unedited version sent to CBS included the rare moment of Kermit the Frog profanity.

[Via The Mary Sue]

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He has the same voice as Kermit.