I guess the Muppets are branching out to match the likes of Princeton, Kate & Trekkie Monster:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060810/...nge_puppets_dc

My favorite quote from the article:

So does Henson, director of the Muppet Christmas Carol and Treasure Island movies, feel puppeteers around the world are trying to redress the balance so adults get a look in?

"Yes, absolutely," he said.

"The Americans are more action-oriented. They want to see the puppets beating each other up.

"British audiences are more intellectual. They like to see it sick and twisted, but in an intellectual way."