The Muppets – Hostile Makeover

by Alan Rapp on October 1, 2015

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Muppets – Hostile Makeover
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The Muppets - Hostile Makeover

I was lukewarm to last week’s series premiere of The Muppets. Taking place behind the scenes of “Up Late with Miss Piggy,” the show is set-up to give us a peek at the lives of the characters when they aren’t on stage. It’s like the old Muppet Show in that we get a look at Kermit (Steve Whitmire) struggling to keep order behind-the-scenes but without the great performances and musical numbers that made the previous show such a stand-out. Immediately dumping the premises of new love interests for both Kermit and Fozzie (Eric Jacobson) from last week’s episode, “Hostile Takeover” is more enjoyable in that it unleashes the wrath of Miss Piggy (Jacobson) upon the rest of the Muppets.

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Coming Soon – The Muppets

by Alan Rapp on May 13, 2015

in Nework & Cable TV News 

  • Title: The Muppets
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ABC has released this new teaser trailer for a new primetime series starring The Muppets which will debut this Fall. Although it promises a more reality-TV behind-the-scenes look at the beloved characters I’m still psyched to see Kermit and all his pals back on TV. The Muppets premieres on ABC this Fall.

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Big Birdman

by Alan Rapp on February 21, 2015

in Found on the Net

What happens when Sesame Street parodies Birdman? Awesomeness! Featuring Big Bird‘s Caroll Spinney.


Muppets Most-ly Wanted

by Alan Rapp on March 21, 2014

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Muppets Most Wanted
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Muppets Most WantedAfter the success of 2011’s big-screen relaunching of the Muppets franchise, director James Bobin and co-writer Nicholas Stoller return (along with Christophe Beck who once again writes the songs) for a mostly enjoyable sequel that sadly lacks the heart of the previous film.

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed Muppets Most Wanted. It works as a wacky caper comedy, albeit not nearly as well as The Great Muppet Caper, with the trademarks of The Muppet franchise including cameos, running gags, frog and pig romance, and several fun (if not that memorable) songs. But ranking it against the Muppets other four major theatrical releases I would place it solidly last behind The Muppets Take Manhattan.

Picking up directly following the events of The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted begins with the group hiring Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) as their new agent who helps his boss, escaped thief Constantine (Matt Vogel) swich places with Kermit (Steve Whitmire) to use the Muppet’s world tour as cover for a series of robberies.

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