We hope he inspires kids watching to be 347% of themselves in their own way, too.”

In my eyes, the Muppets represent the ability to be accepting and loving of others, even if they may be a little different. It’s a clever twist on the old Cinderella plot, with a nice message about inclusive gender expression in a show that’s already about imagination and play. To embrace those who others may shun.I’m glad to see that philosophy is still going strong. Related

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We’re not crying at this very gentle episode of a show aimed at children ages three to eight, you are. In an interview with official Disney fan club blog D23, Muppet Babies executive producer Tom Warburton said about the episode, “Very early on, we wanted to do an episode where Gonzo just showed up to the Playroom wearing a skirt. You go to that ball, Gonzo-rella. And it was no big deal. So the “Fairy RatFather” (Rizzo, a true ally) grants his wish, turning him into a princess with a secret identity. No one cared or questioned it because Gonzo is always 200% Gonzo 347% of the time.” But Warburton says that story editor and co-producer Robyn Brown and the story team added the Cinderella conceit, and “it was just SO wonderfully Gonzo. pic.twitter.com/9mnKBdCsIT— Muppet History (@HistoryMuppet) July 24, 2021

Gonzo is already embraced by many queer fans as a non-binary icon, so this just feels plain right. Or you will be, after watching these clips. On Friday, Disney Junior aired an episode of its CGI animated Muppet Babies reboot called “Gonzo-rella,” in which lil’ blue alien Gonzo wants to dress up like a princess because the gang is playing “royal ball,” but Piggy tells him that boys have to play knights. Gonzo-rella is giving.