The Muppets are back on prime time!
The first panel I attended at the D23 Expo was the Magic Behind THE MUPPETS panel. THE MUPPETS are kind of my favorite and I am always excited to see them interviewed. The creators, muppeteers, and THE MUPPETS themselves all showed up to share about how THE MUPPETS are back! I am so excited that The Muppets are coming back to prime time tonight!
THE MUPPETS follows the cast of beloved characters around as they all work together on Miss Piggy’s late night TV show. As many of you know, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog announced their split last year. This was a LEGIT problem for many fans, and watching the two still working together professionally is funny. Without spoilers, both are trying to move on professionally and in their love lives. With all that history moving on is challenging, obviously. This documentary style show is unique and presents THE MUPPETS in a way we have never seen them before.
While there are some jokes that are clearly not intended for children; we let our kids watch THE MUPPETS with us. I point this out because most would assume it is a completely rated G show. Some may be shocked at how this new version of THE MUPPETS has much more ‘adult’ jokes than we may remember. I think part of the charm of THE MUPPETS is they have always appealed to kids, but also adults with funny pop culture and political references. Does it push the envelope more this time? Yes. Is it something Prudish Mama Kate let her kids watch? At this point; Yes. I just want to point out that it is racier than we remember. I don’t think it is a bad thing, just something everyone should know. I personally laughed out loud several times! If you are conservative in your viewing choices I feel it would be best to watch without kids first, DVR to let them watch later if it is all good.
I am so excited for the new season of shows on ABC and I am especially excited about THE MUPPETS tonight! It premiers tonight at 8/7C – Enjoy!