As a fan, I am a little ashamed to have discovered only recently and through Wikipedia that, after the refusal by the studios of two successive pilots in its home country, it finally got produced by ATV in the UK. I had always felt that it was as American as apple pie, like they say... Though in hindsight, the setting of the Show is indeed quite vaudevillian, in the English tradition I gather. Now if I, as a French speaker, can dig the Muppet Show, surely the English public could too, no question about any of that. But given the cultural differences in those days, was there some sort of UK version of this show, some characters dubbed with a British accent perhaps? I mean it was so American, what with all those typical (or so I think) USA afternoon TV soap parodies, the Sam the Eagle character, etc. If it was not adapted in any way, how did the UK public react to it back in the day?