Sunday, October 18, 2015

What I’m Watching: The Muppets

The Muppets: Season 1, Episode 4 “Pig Out” (B+)

You have to give Kermit credit for knowing how to resolve an out-of-control Piggy situation, especially if he’s the one who caused it. It was partially his fault for not realizing that Piggy would jump on the opportunity to go out with the crew despite her assurances that she would say no when invited, and he had to deal with the consequences as a result. Talking about how normal people problems irritated her to those who didn’t even have landscapes got off to a bad start, but telling them they could come in late and disregard the uptight Kermit scored her major points. While defending the importance of preparing for the show should have been enough, Kermit was wise to build up her ego instead and make her feel that she shouldn’t be sharing as much of herself with the lowly crew. The only celebrity guest this week was Ed Helms, who proved most memorable in being mistaken as someone people knew from the office rather than the show of the same name. Fozzie’s erroneously-fired t-shirt cannon gave him the opportunity to be a good person and go visit the hospitalized Statler, but unfortunately his kind nature got taken advantage of, and he was gullible enough to believe that Statler and Waldorf wanted to make it up to him by taking him out for a nice dinner. I did enjoy watching all of the crew members take their turns at karaoke, which naturally is much funnier due to their muppet nature.

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