The Muppets show pitch to CBS

Discovered a gem today – someone on YouTube posted the original Muppets show pitch to CBS.

In just over two-and-a-half minutes, Jim Henson produced one of the best TV pitches I’ve seen (I’m biased because I grew up on this show), and must have been a hard sell considering it’s a primetime series starring puppets. Today, of course, he would have needed to include a blurb about the digital, cross-media plans. Would he have called us digital lovers egg-heads or  “Freaky long-haired dirty cynical hippies”?

Do you think this would have worked today?