Bento Review: Alice Cooper Volume One: Welcome To My Nightmare

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I’ll give the folks at Comic Bento this much:  they routinely send me stuff I would normally never read.  It hasn’t always been worth it, but it happens.

Which would explain why I’d ever be writing a review for Alice Cooper.

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Muppets Episode 10

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Episode 10 came the closest to looking like a classic episode of The Muppet Show.  There was still some connections to the current series’ ongoing plots and characters, but there was also a complete lack of jerkass Kermit while the show’s climax was a big Muppet musical number with the episode’s guest star Mindy Kaling.

But the best moment may have been a rather dramatic emotional one.

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Muppets Episode 9

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If there is one thing about The Muppets I’ve been disappointed with, it’s been the treatment of the Great Gonzo.

This episode gave Gonzo a bit of a spotlight, and it still didn’t seem right to me.

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Muppets Episode 8

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I’ve spent a good deal of time in this space discussing how much Kermit seems off on this new show.

But really, after tonight, I think I’m starting to think that about Scooter to a much deeper degree.

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Muppets Episode 6

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The Muppets continues to chug along, and last night we finally saw the return of Kermit’s new girlfriend, Denise the pig.

That may actually be one of the more troubling parts of this new series.

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Muppets Episode 5

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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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Trailer Time: Sherlock Special

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Given the busy respective schedules of its two lead actors, anytime a new season (or, in this case, Christmas special) of the BBC’s Sherlock shows up, then there should be cause to rejoice.

So, there’s one due on New Year’s Day.  See the trailer after the cut and ask yourself:  why is Sherlock stealing lines from the opening of The Muppet Show when this thing starts?

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Muppets Episode 4

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Gabbing Geek contributor Greg has been rather baffled about how anyone (let alone Jimmy, Jenny, or myself) could possibly be enjoying The Muppets.  It hasn’t been working for him.  He’s been wondering what he’s been missing, is there something wrong with him, or with the rest of us, and why hot dogs come in packs of ten but hot dog buns come in packs of eight.

I don’t have answers for any of those questions, but let me attempt to address his concerns while discussing last night’s episode after the cut.

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Muppets Episode 3

the-muppets-tv-show-title-card-600x332I complained a bit last week that Gonzo has, thus far, had very little to do so far.  He’s one of the classic Muppet characters, he’s performed by the only one of the original Muppeteers still working with the characters, and he’s in the freakin’ promos.  Thus far, he’s been little better than a side character making comments on the action.

He got a whole subplot this week.  SPOILERS for last night’s episode after the cut.

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The Muppets Pilot Pitch Is Adorably Awesome

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If you haven’t seen the Muppet’s pilot pitch, then you’re missing out. I didn’t think they could reel me back in, but they did! I mean – The Muppets are on a roll. After the resurgence of “The Muppets” in 2011, and then another successful hit with “The Muppets Most Wanted” in 2014, pigs, frogs, bears, and weirdos everywhere should rejoice, because the Muppets are back in full force.

We have the 10 min. pilot pitch after the break – and we are so excited to see this show in the fall. My favorite part of all of this – adult humor! Yes – it’s witty, it’s topical, and it’s Muppets. What more could you ask for?

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