One of my biggest complaints for the new Muppets series has been the treatment of Kermit the Frog. Kermit is, above all, usually depicted as a very nice guy. At worst, the others treat him like a doormat. He may get frustrated, but he never gets mean.
The new show has, on occasion, tossed that idea out the window. We’ve seen Kermit, perhaps out of jealousy, break up Piggy and Josh Grobin, and rob the rest of the crew of good times after they had too much fun at karaoke. We’ve seen him lie to Fozzie about the bear’s quality as a writer, though in that case it was to prevent from hurting the sensitive bear’s feelings and he did confess the truth later.
So, this episode may have been a step in a better direction. Episode SPOILERS after the cut.
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Last night, we learned that Fozzie Bear is a nicer person than Kermit the Frog. Fozzie has a hit stand-up routine about his human girlfriend Becky’s sweatiness. When he learns how hurt she was (after she gets revenge on him), he removes it from his act. Would Kermit have done the same thing? Not this incarnation of Kermit. Kermit just wants to put on a good show, and if he has to manipulate Piggy and the crew, then by Henson, he will.
But this week, Reese Witherspoon was the celebrity guest, and I want to address that a bit behind the cut.
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The Muppets continues to chug along, showing the more mature side of our childhood friends. Yeah, there’s always been that undercurrent, but now the undercurrent is the overcurrent.
How’d they do this week? SPOILERS for the episode.
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