Because I was too young to be there for the first time round of The Muppet Show, by the time I started watching it, too me it seemed dated.
Don't get me wrong, it was fun, but either the guests were either faded stars of yesterday or the jokes were too old for my taste.
With the comming of Muppets Tonight, I was relieved to find that the Henson Studios humour hadn't suffered under Disney's reign. Characters like Pepe, Andy and Randy Pig and of course Rizzo the Rat (who reminded me of Chaci from happy days), made me crack up beyond relieve (which would ultimately mean my pants).
Please people, either release it on DVD or bring us some new shows!