Ok so this isn’t really what I usually post abt but fun fact I’m a Muppets fan and the more I think about the new “Muppets Now” the more I realize it’s just….not that good? The show barely has a focus, it just kinda cobbles together same-y sketches that get old after a while, and whoever was behind Pepé’s Unbelievable Game Show doesn’t seem like they had any more of a plan than Pepé did.
I wasn’t really a huge fan of the series that ran for a season on ABC either so maybe the new Muppets style just isn’t for me, but the question is, is it for anyone? Disney fails to understand time after time what makes the Muppets funny- they don’t seem to get Jim’s style, hence the jackass Bunsen scenes. That’s probably the result of someone at Disney thinking they understand how it’s done when they don’t. Does everything Muppets HAVE to be exactly as Jim would’ve done it? No, but I get the sense Disney’s trying to copy something without really knowing how to do it right.
The show entertained me, sure, but if it weren’t for the Muppets selling it, I don’t think a show so thrown-together would even get remotely the attention Muppets Now has.
You deserve better than this, Muppet fans.