The case against Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Conrad Murray, is gathering strength after the prosecution played recordings of the doctor describing the Muppets as “not very entertaining”.
The recordings could prove Dr Murray’s guilt beyond any reasonable doubt based on the watertight theory that anyone who doesn’t like the Muppets is guilty of something really bad.
Amongst the comments made by Dr Murray in the recordings were clearly audible criticisms of The Muppet Christmas Carol and Muppet Treasure Island, which are regarded by many as two of the greatest films of all time.
The prosecution then played an emotional courtroom Kermit the Frog singing It’s Not Easy Being Green, before highlighting that the only person in the room who wasn’t crying was Dr Murray.
Shouts of ‘Monster’ and ‘Murderer’ game from the public gallery, prompting the judge to call for a short break to allow everyone to regain their composure.
Dr Murray is accused of giving Jackson a lethal dose of a sedative that caused him to stop in June 2009.
The trial, which was expected to last about five weeks, could be over as soon as tomorrow after the prosecution claimed it had also obtained recordings of Dr Murray doing a really bad impression of Gary Coleman.