All great TV shows have to come from somewhere. They don’t just appear. Artists and creators have to work their asses off and convince network executives to take a chance on them. They do that by pitching their shows.
Even the great Jim Henson had to pitch his original Muppet Show. Of course, Henson isn’t going to stand up in front of a group and just tell people why a Muppet Show would be awesome. He used a Muppet named Leo to do it and it’s pretty brilliant. As /Film points out, it’s not the lines or Henson’s delivery that’s awesome, but how he straddles counterculture and commerce. It’s an amazing satire of an old-time video infomercials. [via Slashfilm]