Hey Cinderella! was one of several Muppets TV specials taped in Canada during the 1970s. In their own irreverent fashion, Jim Henson's cloth-and-foam creations retell the Cinderella yarn. The script keeps enough of the traditional story to please the kids, while still containing plenty of contemporary references to amuse the grownups. Kermit the Frog introduces the tale, doubling in the role of Cinderella's coachman, while the villainy is provided by a purple monstrosity called the Splurge. Though the budget was obviously tight, the production values maintain the veneer of lavishness throughout. The 54-minute Hey, Cinderella has since 1970 become a fixture of such cable services as Nickelodeon and Disney.
by Hal Erickson synopsis