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The Muppet Show, created by Jim Henson: a TV Review


The Muppets host a variety show!  Kermit hosts, special guests attend, shenanigans ensue.  It is the Muppet Theatre after all.

General Information:

-Genre: Family Variety Show, Sketch Comedy

-Creator: Jim Henson

-Length: 22 minutes long, 120 episodes

-Rating: PG (some references to alcohol, some references to smoking, some sexual innuendos, cartoon violence, some light romance but nothing major, slight bullying from Statler and Waldorf…remember this show was made in the 1970s the standards were a little different)

-Where to Watch: Disney+ (with subscription), DVD, Blue-Ray, or look for it at your local library

-Main Cast: Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Statler and Waldorf, Rowlf, Sam Eagle, Doctor Teeth and the Electric Mayham (Floyd, Janice, Animal and Zoot), Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, The Swedish Chef, Camilla the Chicken, Uncle Deadly, Beauregard, Crazy Harry, Lew Zealand, Link Hogthrob, Sweetums, Marvin Suggs, The Newsman, Pops, Robin the Frog, weekly Guest Stars

-Page of Reference in RP1: 4

Review (contains spoilers):

This is an incredible show.  I usually will section TV reviews by season but that isn’t necessarily needed for this show as it is a variety show.  Every episode kind of follows the same format: Kermit introduces the guest star, they will get the chance to sing/perform throughout the show, other Muppets have different sketch segments, Statler and Waldorf yell at everyone…its great fun.

Watch this with your kids as it is family friendly BUT do note that it was made in the 1970s so the standards of what was “appropriate” was different, however, I would let my kids and the kiddos I nanny watch this show with me.  For the most part the innuendos and other adult things will go over the heads of little ones.  They will love the music and the colors, you will love the jokes.  One of the best things ever done with the Muppets.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

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