Production made it as far as puppet design, some of which were built and still exist in the archives. Photos of Lisa and Cheryl Henson were taken in Jim Henson's back yard as a test to see how the puppets would look in the real world outside of a sound stage. The intention was to shoot the special on location.
In 2011, Lisa Henson mentioned in a Henson.com podcast that the project was one of many being looked at for revival. Kirk Thatcher is working on updating the project and possibly keeping it set in 1968.