The Muppet Present is at present streaming on Disney+ with an offensive content material disclaimer, warning viewers of probably offensive materials. Initially airing 1976 and 1981, the Muppet-hosted selection present has lengthy been a favourite for followers of all ages, although the collection and its subsequent incarnations have at all times been significantly in style with kids.
This week, The Muppet Present made it to Disney+ with all 5 seasons, however the traditional program is now accompanied by the disclaimer.
“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures,” the assertion reads. “These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe.”
It is not particularly acknowledged which scenes from the collection deemed the disclaimer obligatory, however the collection has depicted Native American, Center Jap, and Asian characters. There may be additionally a scene in a single episode with nation singer Johnny Money performing in entrance of a Accomplice flag, an act that singer Luke Combs only recently issued an apology for.
Placing a disclaimer on the present just isn’t a brand new observe at Disney+. The streamer had beforehand put disclaimers initially of a number of traditional animated motion pictures, warning viewers about “outdated cultural depictions.” Final month, Disney+ took it a step additional by pulling many of those motion pictures from youngsters’ profiles, corresponding to Dumbo, Peter Pan, The Girl and the Tramp, and The Jungle Ebook. The titles are nonetheless out there to look at on grownup profiles with a disclaimer.
In the meantime, there are some episodes lacking from the five-season lineup of The Muppet Present on Disney+, however not for these causes. Followers have seen that two episodes from season 5, that includes visitor stars Brooke Shields and Chris Langham, will not be out there to look at. One other episode from season 2 with Don Knotts has additionally been closely edited. A Disney+ consultant lately instructed EW that this was resulting from points in securing the music rights, one thing that additionally prevented many of the collection from getting launched on house video for years.
Created by Jim Henson, The Muppet Present is hosted by Kermit the Frog and options lots of his Muppet buddies like Miss Piggy, Gonzo the Nice, Fozzie Bear, Rowlf the Canine, Scooter, and Animal. Together with Henson, the solid included Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt, Dave Goelz, Louise Gold, Steve Whitmire, and Kathryn Mullen. The hit present was nominated for 21 Primetime Emmy Awards with 4 wins, together with an enormous win in 1978 for Excellent Comedy-Selection or Music Collection.
With the disclaimer, now you can watch seasons 1-5 of The Muppet Present on Disney+. The latest tackle the collection, Muppets Now, can be out there to look at on the streamer after making its debut final 12 months. The collection contains a related selection present format with many particular visitors, however anybody who prefers the unique can fall again on the 5 seasons of the primary incarnation.