Published on November 26th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson0
Film Vault Friday: SNL’s Muppet Tradition
The campaign to get Cookie Monster to host Saturday Night Live is in full swing in the wake of his “audition” video released earlier this week.
But Cookie Monster wouldn’t be the first Jim Henson creation to be featured on SNL. Back in season one, the Muppet Dregs and Vistige shorts were a regular feature. It’s not something I’m interested to see more of necessarily, but it’s an interesting and often-forgotten footnote in SNL’s history.
(This video is likely not viewable in all regions, an annoyance I regretfully can’t avoid this week.)