Cos, Kermit Leap to DVD - Washington Post 08/07/2005

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Cos, Kermit Leap to DVD

It's always something of a head-scratcher when old shows that were influential favorites take years to make the digital jump to DVD. But finally Bill Cosby and Kermit the Frog -- two kings of very different sorts of comedies -- are back to delight another generation of fans.
The Muppet Show: Season 1" (Buena Vista Home Video, four-disc DVD $39.99, not rated, available Tuesday) Jim Henson's wry take on TV variety shows debuted in 1976 and ran until 1981, showcasing the efforts of Kermit the Frog to put on his own successful production each week. Making Kermit's life a challenge was a cast of troublemakers, including Miss Piggy (his smothering romantic interest), the unfunny comic Fozzy Bear and an odd little creature called Gonzo. "The Muppet Show's" humor was equal parts parody, wordplay and sight gag.
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