OK, Finally a talk show I might actually watch. Various websites are reporting that the Jim Henson Company is working on a talk show for BBC One in the UK, to be hosted by a new puppet character. There’s not much info yet, but the show is being called No Strings Attached, and it would involve a puppet talk show host interviewing real celebrities. Naturally, every website is calling the character a Muppet..
The announcement brings two things to mind: First, Augie & Del’s Late Night Buffet, the Henson project from a few years ago that never got off the ground… That was supposed to be a talk show hosted by two puppets. The other thing, of course, is Alf’s Hit Talk Show, which lasted for seven whole episodes on TV Land in 2004. If No Stringsmakes it to air, let’s hope it fares a little better.