Monday Mix-Up: ‘The Wizard of Id’ meets The Muppets!
In the late 1960s, Jim Henson and cartoonist Johnny Hart teamed up to produce a pilot for a TV series based on Hart’s and Brant Parker comic strip The Wizard of Id. According to the Henson Company blog, the response was pretty positive, but by the time ABC made the decision to move on it in 1970, Henson had already moved on himself to work on Sesame Street.
Take a look and see what you think. Although it does remind me a bit of King Friday XIII from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, it works suprisingly well, doesn’t it?
Hat tip: cartoonbrew.