‘The Muppets’ are back in town

Alex Wahl
Staff Writer
ajw7885@lhup.edu
ign.com
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The fall season for new shows continued with ABC showcasing its newest show last Tuesday, The Muppets.

The pilot episode definitely reached up to its expectations and beyond. The show stars all the famous Muppets, including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Scooter, Animal and all your favorite characters. In many ways, the Muppets was very similar to “The Office.”

The Muppets, which were making their small-screen debut, also featured some stars like Dancing with the Stars host, Tom Bergeron, and actress Elizabeth Banks.

This first episode presented the Muppets as staff members of a show known as “Up Late with Miss Piggy”, which is hosted by Kermit’s ex-girlfriend. “Up Late with Miss Piggy” had some similarities with the show “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” like Miss Piggy coming out of a big stage curtain with a band playing the introduction music.

Kermit wanted to get Elizabeth Banks on the show, but Miss Piggy wasn’t going to let that happen. The reason why is because of Kermit’s and Miss Piggy’s breakup. The once-viral video was shown during the show featuring the shocking breakup at a movie theater after watching Pitch Perfect 2. The movie theater had a banner of Elizabeth Banks for being nominated for an Emmy award, which made Miss Piggy aggravated.

During the show, everyone finally got to meet the new girlfriend, Denise, who is also a pig. That just goes to show you that Kermit has a thing for pigs.

After having to cancel Elizabeth Banks Miss Piggy’s show, Scooter had one simple task: to invite a dancer from Dancing with the Stars. Instead, he brought the host, Tom Bergeron. After talking with Bergeron, Kermit finally stepped up to his ex-girlfriend and got Banks on the show. The former couple got together to talk about it and finally agreed to put Banks on the show with everyone’s favorites critics Statler and Waldorf in the audience.

The Muppets will air every Tuesday this Fall on ABC at 8:00 p.m. and on demand at http://www.abc.com. If you are a fan of “The Office,” this is a show you have to see.

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