Nevertheless, I feel like I should talk about this. So, here goes:
1. I support the Henson Company 100%. Good for them for taking a stand, and good for them for putting their money where their mouth is.
2. I'd like to point out to the chicken people that it's not a good idea to mess with the Hensons. If you don't believe me, ask Michael Eisner. Assuming that he will talk to you about it, of course.
3. I wonder how many people genuinely do not know that the Muppets are no longer owned by the Henson Company, and how many know it but ignore that fact because the jokes are funnier that way.
4. Most of all, I wonder what effect, if any, this will have on Sesame Street. Of course, Sesame Street is not actually a Henson production, but the Workshop does maintain a longstanding relationship with the Henson Company, and considering all the accusations that have been leveled at Sesame Street over the years about being a Trojan horse of liberal and/or gay propaganda, it seems foolishly naive to assume that it won't have some sort of effect on them.
I could write a whole other essay, at least, on that topic, but I will save that for another day (perhaps), mostly because I have so much to say about it that I don't know where to begin.
But, on a related tangent...