Can The Muppets be relevant in this day and age?

The NYTimes, in a recent story, documents the effort by Disney to reintroduce the Muppets. You might be wondering if The Muppets could be relevant to today’s children. Richelle had told me that she didn’t think it would be for Emma, who loved The Backyardigans, or The Wonder Pets, or Jack’s Music Show, or Elmo and Seasme Street (which has changed considerably from what I grew up with).

Well, I can report from my own experience that

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