Bill Barretta has written a couple beautiful messages of thanks on his Facebook page in regards to ABC's "The Muppets". A really classy move!
This is what he wrote:
Well, it's been a long road coming, but we finally got here. And we couldn't have done it without the ceaseless hearts & souls of the Muppet Performers (Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Eric Jacobson, David Rudman, Matt Vogel and Peter Linz), the undying, devoted efforts of Debbie McClellan, Kyle Laughlin and the Muppet Studios team, the insightful and hysterically clever Bill Prady, the passionate and driven Bob Kushell, the artistic style and vision of Randall Einhorn, the heartfelt efficiency and coordination of Kris Eber, the enthusiastic and extremely supportive ABC studios and Network, the look and feel of Craig Keif and the incredible crew, the tireless love and care of the Muppet Workshop, our friends and celebrities who helped out just because they love the Muppets, all of our families and finally my brilliant, beautiful love Cristina, who held my hand and heart the whole way...thank you. So as the great Jackie Gleason would say..."And awaaaay we goooooooo!!!!" Look out folks, you ain't seen nothin' yet!
I also want to thank all the talented puppeteers that put their artistry into the Muppets for our pilot presentation. You guys are so appreciated...thank you again....Einhorn!!!