Little Muppet Monsters
is a short-lived saturday morning animated television series
, airing only three episodes on CBS
in 1985. The first season of Muppet Babies
did so well in the ratings, that CBS decided to expand the series from a half-hour to an hour, pairing Muppet Babies
with Little Muppet Monsters
. They called the hour-long package Muppets, Babies and Monsters
The show was anchored by three young Muppet monsters: Tug (performed by Richard Hunt
), Boo (performed by David Rudman
) and Molly (performed by Camille Bonora
Storyboard director Scott Shaw
discussed the show in MuppetZine
issue #3 (Winter 1993). "The concept of this second half-hour was neither simple nor particularly well-developed," he said. "A trio of new (live-action) Muppet Monster Kids, working from the basement of the adult Muppets' home, create their own television station which broadcasts only to the TV sets in the house upstairs. Their 'shows' were such regular segments as "Pigs in Space
the Frog, Private Eye", "Muppet Sport Shorts" with Animal
, and "Fozzie's Comedy Corner", among others.
Although eighteen episodes were produced, only three of them ever aired; Henson Associates
and CBS agreed that the concept had never been properly thought out and just wasn't up to Henson's high standards. To Jim Henson
's credit, it was his idea to pull the show from the Saturday morning lineup.
- "I've always felt that the......