The Muppets are BACK and in a different way than we have seen them before. The pilot premiered on Tuesday evening and the responses were overwhelmingly positive.
The style of the show is that it is a behind the scenes look at the production of Miss Piggy’s Late Night Show, of which Kermit is the producer. There is a lot of tension between Miss Piggy and Kermit since they have broken up and he is dating another pig, Denise. I don’t particularly care for her character because she is a little bit too much of a stereotype, but we will see where this goes.
This episode featured special guests Elizabeth Banks, Imagine Dragons and Tom Bergeron, all of who were guests on the Miss Piggy Show. There was also a side story where Fozzy is dating a girl, played by Riki Lindhome and her parents don’t approve, so he brings them on the show to meet Piggy and of course it doesn’t go well.
There are a lot of pop culture references that are done very well, which solidifies the idea that the Muppets have succeeded in growing and changing with their older fan base. The humor is definitely adult in many cases and handles adult content, so it is not for children.
Overall the show has a lot of room for growth and improvement, but it is generally enjoyable for an older audience. I know there is a lot of back and forth about cancelling the show because it isn’t kid friendly, but I don’t agree. Adults grew up with these characters and they should be allowed have a show for the adult fans in the audience.