Sunday, March 11, 2012

Muppetland - Baby Land Flags 1987

Baby Land
Muppet Babies 1987

It's often the case, a successful television show gets a popular momentum to smash open the gates of Hollywood, but there are many instances where the movie hops the fence back to TV land. This happened to the smashing 1984 Muppet movie The Muppets Take Manhattan - it became the inspiration for a Muppet television show Jim Henson's Muppet Babies.

During the movie after Miss Piggy gets into a fight with Kermit the Frog, they make up and she sings him a song that she'll always love him and dreams about an alternate reality where they meet as babies. The over the top cuteness of this adorable dream scene inspires the creation of a CBS cartoon series featuring the Muppets as babies with similar theme of letting dreams and make believe mix.

In the fourth season 1987 the baby Muppets TV show they dream up a theme park for babies. Like all theme parks flag and pennants are to be found all over - as waving flags are the daylight counter for lights at night.

Baby Land commercial 1987
Jim Henson's the Muppet Babies

The inspiration for a TV show from the movie
The Muppets Take Manhattan - 1984

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