The Muppet Show was subjected to a scathing attack by one of its own senior stars yesterday. Kermit, the green-skinned froggish MC said he was quitting because he could no longer work with people who took gratuitous pleasure in pushing people around and pulling their strings.
Writing in the New York Times, he claimed he and his fellow stars were subjected to intense micro-management, and made to speak with other people’s voices. He added: ‘I joined the Muppet Show expecting it to be fun and enjoyable. Instead, I have had to put up with years of manipulation, not to mention the constant unwanted porcine sexual advances.’