Inside the Stage One Company Store, more commonly refered to as the Muppets store across from Muppetvision 3D, are lots of visual gags to enjoy. This week, we're looking at one such sign and explaining the joke behind it.
To understand this joke, you need to be a baseball fan. In Major League stadiums around the country, you'll find signs saying "No pepper games" behind or near home plate. Pepper is a warm up game players can play where a batter hits the ball to players close to him, who then try to field the ball quickly and throw it back to the batter who then repeats the cycle. The rule prohibits players from playing the game because of the danger of balls landing in the stands and injuring spectators as well as possibly injurying the players.
In this case, the Muppets have misinterpreted the "no pepper games" rule and taken the notice literally and show a picture of a pepper shaker. It's a classic example of the sort of humor that have made the Muppets famous for years.