Who else watched it? It looks so derivative I'm not sure the fact that it's filled with Muppets is a fair tradeoff. Also, as a child of the 70s and 80s, all the Muppets sound weird to me, and not just 'cause I'm going deaf. I'll continue to give it a shot on the DVR but don't know if it'll ever get upgraded to "destination live viewing" for me.
It felt like a cross between 30 Rock and the Office (but the last two seasons of the Office, unfortunately).
The actual concept of the show is really strong, updating the "Muppet Show" to a late-night talk show hosted by Miss Piggy. Lots of natural fits for the characters (Kermit producing, Fozzy the sidekick/warmup act, Gonzo the head writer, Sam the network standards and practices guy, the Electric Mayhem as the house band, etc.) and the documentary gimmick works fine. Let's just hope the execution smooths out a bit in the coming weeks or years.
George Michael weighed his options. Maeby had chastised him for not taking risks, and what would be a bigger risk than perpetuating a lie about software just to ignite the passions of a woman? Of course it would be a lie, and since Maeby wouldn't know it was a lie, he wouldn't appear to be taking a risk. Perhaps the bigger risk was to tell his father he was lying, that he came up with it because he wanted his father to leave so he could enjoy what remained of his senior year. After all, he wondered, wouldn't that be the course of action taken by an overtly sexual man, a man who owns a pair of matador pants? He had not responded now for 41 seconds according to his unfailing internal clock, and it was time to come clean.
I really enjoyed it. Mainly served its first episode role of letting us know who is who (or who does what, since we know who they are) and got some plot points going.
Granted, I think everything Muppets is awesome (excluding "Muppets From Space," which sucks), and I have enjoyed the Disney-owned Muppets of the last few years.
I hope it lasts, just because it'll work more towards bringing the Muppets back to relevancy.
According to EW.com, it had a good ratings night. "The Muppets had 8.9 million viewers and a 2.8 rating among adults 18–49 at 8 p.m., and the two-hour Scream Queens opener had only 4 million viewers and a 1.7 rating (rising from a 1.6 in the preliminary report)."
Honestly, watch Scream the MTV version. I liked, but I think some people forgot the appeal to the original Muppets was the over the head jokes. The other was the magic. They have perhaps gone too far in one direction. I did love Banks vs. Scooter though.
Pilots tend to be just ok. So, it should get better. My third year old liked it.
Originally posted by Mr Heel IIFox's "Scream Queens" re-airs tonight, so you can catch up. I watched the second hour and did not like it at all.
As for "Muppets", I was howling at Fozzie's "meet the parents" dinner date and the whole salmon thing.
I liked it, but it's done once "The Flash" starts back up in two weeks.
I feel the exact opposite after Flash's completely selfish and ultimately useless actions in the finale. On top of the fact the multiverse like it does in the comics will eventually fuck things up. Having said that, the podcast will continue.
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