The Muppets return to the airwaves tonight. Fingers crossed that it won’t be a massive disappointment after the last six weeks of hype build up.
Let us now consider the five things that Miss Piggy loves, none of which are Kermit.
Kermit and Piggy have been together for decades. The choice for the new show to break them up as part of the on going behind the scenes drama has been controversial to say the least. But now we’ve got our first look at the dysfunctional relationship that is at the heart of the new Muppets series.
With only days to go before The Muppets returns to ABC, we get our next installment of “in world reality show” promotional advance, with Miss Piggy going on Good Morning America, as would any good late night celebrity talk show host, to discuss the public breakup of her long-term relationship with the man who manages her show, Kermit T. Frog.
“That twinkle in his eye…. is due to fact that he has no eyelids.” Both a sick burn, and yet totally true.
I’m not sure I’m ok with Gonzo reimagined as the sad sack fetish weirdo stereotpye character. Gonzo is a weirdo, yes. He has a type (chickens) like Kermit has a type. But leather and straps?
Yeah guys. There’s just so much wrong with that, I can’t even begin. Just….no.
Because running a Late Night Program requires good management.
The Muppets return to the television airwaves next week.
In the second episode of the new series Fozzie hangs out with Jay Leno. Clearly it’s because they have the same tastes in jokes.
You thought that was bad? Check out the next one.
The synopsis for the first two episodes of The Muppets are here, including a listing of all the guest stars and musical acts we can expect to see happen through.
For those who haven’t put the overall plot of the series together, the idea is that Miss Piggy has gotten her own late night series. (Yes, in their world a woman, and a pig for that matter, can host late night TV.) This format is how they get the guest stars to appear, usually as themselves. Unfortunately, this means we won’t see complete acts, like we did in the old vaudeville format, but snippets of the bands and the actors on the late night circuit, mixed with a parody of the single camera comedy type that is personified by The Office.
As for the episodes themselves, check out the synopsis, via BroadwayWorld, below.