and this is the Muppet Show in Russian

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Everybody knows the Muppet Show. If you start doubting this statement, think:  do you know Kermit the Frog? And Gonzo the Great? Fozzie the Bear?  Soviet Children did not know about Jim Henson or the muppets and not just because season two featured Rudolf Nureev in the Swine Lake. The whole concept of laughing at oneself and state seriousness (impersonated by Sam, the American Eagle) was more foreign to the Soviet State  than the English language and the capitalist countries. Thankfully, 1991 gave millions of  young teenagers like me an opportunity to enjoy the hilarious forbidden art of puppeteering.

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