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post Aug 17 2015, 08:56 AM
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I am the biggest Muppets fan ever so pretty excited about this, if a little annoyed that it's only airing on Sky1 over here. The 'mockumentary' behind the scenes angle is quite different, although I'm not sure what was wrong with keeping the 'variety' show at its heart. A chat show fronted by Miss Piggy doesn't feel the same. Hopefully I'll be proved wrong!
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post Sep 22 2015, 11:02 PM
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So this premieres tomorrow night on ABC, although CERTAIN PLACES have already provided me with it so I am hereby going to review it for anyone interested.

The whole ''adult'' thing is pretty much invalid. They have relationships and act like actual entities beyond being a joke, but if that's adult then I need to update my dictionary. It's not going to win over any new fans, The Muppets are such an established quantity now that trying would probably put off more people than it would gain. The show goes for some obvious laughs, like Fozzy bear and his girlfriend whose parents hate him. It's been done a million times before on basically every sitcom ever and it's not without its moments (especially his generally being oblivious to his ineptitude and how little people care for/respect him) but it definitely doesn't feel new or fresh.

Kermit's new girlfriend who is also a pig, but the exact opposite of Miss Piggy, IS a bit more refreshing though. I did find her a shade disturbing, but then there's always a faint hint of MENACE in any Southern (US) accent. Elizabeth Banks was also game too, not that I'm surprised and it really was fun to see her joke with Miss Piggy, except Miss Piggy wasn't joking.

So, essentially, if you like The Muppets as they are, then you'll probably like this. Is it essential viewing? No. Do I think it ever will be? Probably not, but it sure is a nice novelty to have on our screens anyway.

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post Sep 23 2015, 07:33 AM
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I loved it. Never actively watched anything from the Muppets before, might have just seen odd clips here and there but it kept me laughing throughout. Really enjoyed the setup and can't wait to see more.
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