If there is one thing Kanye West knows, it's how to get people's attention. West's rapid-fire tweets and bizarre encounters with other celebrities have spawned a slew of think pieces, and chances are his failed puppet comedy show, Alligator Boots, could have done the same.
Alligator Boots is more than just West's stab at comedy - it was an integral part of one of the world’s most famous love stories, as West met his future bride Kim Kardashian on the flopped show’s set.
That failed pilot aimed to be updated version of The Muppet Show, Yeezy style. The name comes from West’s childhood, where owning alligator footwear was a status symbol: if you could get your hands on a pair of alligator boots, you basically made it.
Ultimately, after five intense days working with the Jim Henson Company, Comedy Central decided not to go ahead with the series, leaving Alligator Boots on pop culture’s cutting room floor.
It Was Going To Be A "Hip Hop Muppet Show"
The Pilot Cost $1 Million And The Puppets Were Made By The Jim Henson Company
Jordan Peele Was One Of The Writers
It Was Kimye's Meet Cute
A Puppeteer Had To Hit West In The Face With A Baby's Rattle
Kim Kardashian Still Has Fond Memories Of Filming It