That wouldn\’t be allowed on TV today. This is absolutely superb, do read it all:
But whatever the laws and customs of the Muppet world may be, there’s simply no excuse for the actions of certain individuals. One calypso number involves Miss Piggy singing a rather flattering verse about her love for Kermit, only for a dismissive Kermit to respond with the couplet ‘table, napkin, knife and fork / is the only way to handle pork’. Even by ‘70s standards, this is surely the most repellent racial attack you could expect to see on television, far more hideous than notorious sitcoms of the era like Love Thy Neighbour, Curry and Chips or Let’s Stab the Amusing Paki. Mind you, in the wake of Celebrity Big Brother, it’s at least refreshing to see the pig-faced woman on the receiving end for a change.
And there\’s more:
Wagner from the Royal Opera House. Today’s cultural highlight on BBC4: Wagner’s epic masterpiece Siegfried and Roy, including Bryn Terfel’s masterful interpretation of the famous “This Tiger’s Eating My Face” aria. Next.