Disney Plus Adds Content Warning to Select Episodes of ‘The Muppet Show’


On Friday, all seasons of The Muppet Show began streaming on Disney+.

Later that evening, a warning appeared on certain episodes stating that they “include…negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people and cultures [that] were wrong then and are wrong now.”

The addition of the warning means that the episodes will not show up under children’s Disney+ accounts.

An article on Newsweek goes into more speculation on why the warnings went up with reasons from stereotypical behavior portrayal to issues with the rights to music that is played.

The list of Muppet Show episodes that have content warnings are as follows:

  • Jim Nabors (Season 1, Episode 3)
  • Joel Grey (Season 1, Episode 5)
  • Steve Martin (Season 2, Episode 7)
  • Peter Sellers (Season 2, Episode 19)
  • Cleo Laine (Season 2, Episode 23)
  • James Coco (Season 3, Episode 4)
  • Crystal Gayle (Season 4, Episode 4)
  • Kenny Rogers (Season 4, Episode 5)
  • Beverly Sills (Season 4, Episode 9)
  • Jonathan Winters (Season 4, Episode 19)
  • Alan Arkin (Season 4, Episode 24)
  • James Coburn (Season 5, Episode 4)
  • Joan Baez (Season 5, Episode 7)
  • Johnny Cash (Season 5, Episode 14)
  • Debbie Harry (Season 5, Episode 17)
  • Wally Boag (Season 5, Episode 20)